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Chemical accidents pose greater risk to public than terrorist attacks, research suggests

Hundreds of facilities across the United States are storing potentially hazardous chemicals that could cause a deadly blast, similar to the one at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in Texas in April.
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Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of US energy

In 2010, bulk chemicals accounted for about 5% of the nation's energy use and were estimated by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to provide the nation's economy with 1.4% of the nation's gross domestic product.
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Lightning strikes Houston chemical plant

Lightning struck a storage tank at a chemical plant in Houston early Wednesday morning and sparked a small fire.
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American Chemistry Council backs new law on toxic chemicals

Following the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, the American Chemistry Council agreed that an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act was necessary.
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Key indicators point to a robust 2013 CHEM SHOW

A steadily improving economy and the pressing need for manufacturers to invest in new processing equipment bodes well for both the chemical processing industries and the 55th biennial CHEM SHOW that will be held Dec. 10-12 in New York City.
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BASF combines water, oilfield and mining businesses

Chemical giant BASF has combined its businesses for water, oilfield and mining solutions in an effort to increase efficiency and foster growth.
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US oil, chemical companies battle over shale gas exports

Companies operating in the energy sector are rarely involved in open battles over market share, pricing or access to resources. However, the shale gas revolution in the U.S. may prove too profitable for large companies not to start bumping heads.
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Explosion at Florida chemical plant causes $1 million in damage

An explosion and fire Thursday night at the Reichhold Chemicals Plant in Pensacola, Fla., caused approximately $1 million in damage, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office.
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Dow Chemical to build several plants on US Gulf Coast

Dow Chemical is planning to take full advantage of the low price of U.S. shale gas by investing in the construction of several processing plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Chemical plant explosion blamed on equipment malfunction

An explosion early Sunday morning at the Hexion Specialty Chemicals facility in Sheboygan, Wis., that caused about $25,000 in damage was blamed on an equipment malfunction.
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