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Canada's cabinet approves Northern Gateway pipeline

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The Canadian government has given the green light to a proposed project for constructing a pipeline to a terminal at the Pacific Coast that would serve as a starting point for oil shipments to Asia.
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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

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In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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IEA: Canada can become global energy power but needs to manage costs

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Canada can profit immensely from its oil industry if it plays its cards wisely and manages to keep project costs at a reasonably low level, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Investigation into Williams Partners' safety practices causes alarm

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Following a series of violations detected, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has started a federal investigation into the company's safety practices.
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Chemical Safety Board releases new evidence on Deepwater Horizon explosion

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published a new report on the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill in 2010, which killed 11 people and seriously injured 17 others.
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Louisiana governor restricts lawsuits against oil, gas companies

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The bill will result in a "fair and more predictable legal environment" and will support businesses and job creation in Louisiana, Gov. Jindal said.
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Government report accuses federal agency of lax oversight of oil, gas wells

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According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management has neglected its duties in overseeing oil and gas wells.
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Oil & gas industry contributes £35 billion annually to UK economy

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Although oil prices are persistently high and production is declining in the UK, the outlook for the oilfield services industry is very positive.
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Sinopec drops plans for new petrochemical projects

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China's largest refiner, Sinopec Corp., has shelved plans to invest in new petrochemical projects, citing growing competition from the U.S. petrochemical sector as the main deciding factor.
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Domestic demand to fuel Russia's petrochemical industry growth

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The Russian petrochemical industry is set to benefit from increasing domestic demand over the medium term, with non-oil industrial sectors emerging as the strongest driving force for growth.
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