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EU chemicals industry faces gloomy 2013

January 7, 2013
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has made a downward revision of its projection for Europe's chemicals output in 2012, the organization has announced.
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Cargill invests in Indian food processing sector

January 7, 2013
U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to invest in India's fast-developing processed food sector by constructing a $73 million corn milling unit.
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UK to introduce new offshore oil and gas production rules

January 7, 2013
The British government is introducing new rules that aim to increase safety standards and environmental care in the UK's offshore oil and gas industry.
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Pipeline project delays harm Canada’s crude oil sector

January 7, 2013
Delays in the construction of new pipelines are detrimental to Canada's energy sector, as transportation of crude oil is prevented by lack of infrastructure.
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Gazprom presses ahead with South Stream, asks EU for special status

January 7, 2013
The South Stream pipeline project that will see Russian natural gas flow to Eastern and Central Europe carried by pipes laid under the Black Sea and across the Balkans is moving ahead.
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US plastics industry export grows in 2012

January 7, 2013
According to new data from the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the end of 2011 marked a growth for the U.S. plastics industry, with the first recorded job increase since 1999.
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US EPA launches research into hormone-like chemicals

December 19, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a study into the possible influence of hormone-like chemicals used in food, cosmetics, pesticides and plastics on people's health.
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European container glass industry records growth in 2012

December 19, 2012
The first half of 2012 was marked by growth for the European glass packaging industry, as production volumes increased to meet growing demand both on the European market and globally.
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Indonesia to invest heavily in petrochemical industry

December 19, 2012
Indonesia is planning to boost its petrochemical industry and start exporting by 2016 thanks to two upstream petrochemical centers that will be constructed over the next couple of years.
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UK government lifts ban on fracking but tightens controls

December 19, 2012
The British government has decided to lift the restrictions on extracting gas from shale rocks using the method of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced.
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