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SNF to build specialty chemicals plant in northeast England

SNF Oil and Gas Limited, a subsidiary of French-based water-soluble polymer producer SNF Group, has announced plans to build a specialty chemical plant in northeast England that will employ approximately 250 workers.
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Arsenic-in-beer mystery solved

The mystery of how arsenic levels in beer sold in Germany could be higher than in the water or other ingredients used to brew the beer has been solved.
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Japan, India invest in US liquefied natural gas

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy has signed two 20-year terminal service agreements with Japanese and Indian companies to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed Dominion Cove Point liquefaction project in Maryland.
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Call for tough emissions regulation for Canada's oil and gas industry

Canada's oil and gas industry will have to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 42 percent to enable the country to meet its total reduction targets by 2020.
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Regional variances abound as EU glass recycling breaks 70% barrier

Average glass recycling rates in the European Union have broken the 70-percent barrier for the first time, with over 11 million tons of glass collected and recycled in 2011.
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Canada's oil and gas industry in need of skilled workers

As Canada is investing billions in the development of its oil and gas industry, there is an urgent need for people to be recruited in this fast-growing segment of the economy.
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China's Sinopec looks to boost petrochemical production

Global petrochemical producers are facing fierce competition from U.S. companies that have been taking advantage of the huge amounts of natural gas available from their own oil and gas fields and used as feedstock for petrochemical production.
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Russia signs 'breakthrough' energy deal with China

Russia and China have finally agreed to sign a memorandum on natural gas supplies after many years of negotiating the terms of the deal, as both parties have overcome their disagreements over pricing and potential routes.
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Major Australian food processing company goes out of business

The Windsor Farms Food Group, a major food processing and packing business based in New South Wales, Australia, is closing its doors after 37 years in business, the website SmartCompany reported.
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Sinopec takes aim at US petrochemical competition

Chinese oil and gas company Sinopec says it is striving to lower its petrochemical production costs and optimize its product mix in order to stave off competition from the U.S.
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