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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

October 21, 2013
Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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Taiwanese companies plan to invest in petrochemical complex in China

October 16, 2013
The Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan announced Monday that a group of eight Taiwanese companies is planning to invest in the construction of a large petrochemical complex in China.
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European refineries still facing major challenges

October 14, 2013
The future of Europe's refining sector continues to look bleak, as the industry seems unable to adapt to new market conditions and struggles to remain competitive with the United States and emerging markets like the Middle East and China.
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US beef shipments blocked in South Korea

October 14, 2013
South Korea has banned the import of certain shipments of U.S. beef, following the discovery of the feed additive known as zilpaterol in meat supplied by the U.S. unit of meat processing company JBS.
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UK poultry processor pleads guilty to selling products with wrong expiration date

October 14, 2013
British poultry manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has been fined $176,000 for printing the wrong expiration dates on cooked chicken products manufactured at its facility in Haughley Park, Suffolk.
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Mideast refineries shift focus in production

October 9, 2013
Refineries in the Middle East are facing serious challenges to remain competitive, struggling to reduce operating costs and to maximize production among other problems.
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French court to decide if fracking ban is unconstitutional

October 4, 2013
The ban on hydraulic fracturing as a method to extract natural gas and oil in France will come under review next month in a French court. Judges will have to decide if the ban is against the constitution, as oil and gas companies have claimed.
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Solvay to open largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Southeast Asia

October 4, 2013
Solvay, a Belgian manufacturer of soda ash and bicarbonate, has announced plans to build the largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Southeast Asia. The facility will be located in Thailand and will have a capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
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Mexico aims to unlock its energy potential

October 1, 2013

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has once again confirmed his plans for reform in the Mexican energy sector that would ensure industry growth and would attract more international investors on the market.


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Blast at Essex chemical plant causes caustic soda leak

October 1, 2013
An explosion at an industrial chemical plant in southeast England on Thursday led to a leak of caustic soda, forcing local people to stay indoors for hours until the situation was deemed safe by the emergency services.
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