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North Sea oil platforms closed after leak detected

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The Brent pipeline network in the North Sea, which services up to 27 oil fields, has been temporarily closed following the detection of a leak in one on the platforms off Shetland, Cormorant Alpha.
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Peru to hold third national petrochemical conference in January

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Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) will hold the Third Peru Petrochemical Conference on Jan. 24-25, in Lima.
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Chinese authorities waited five days to report dangerous chemical spill

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Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have apologized for waiting nearly a week to report a massive chemical spill into a major waterway.
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Saudi Arabia considers natural gas price hike

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Next year the country may hike the price of its natural gas, which is currently the lowest in the world, in a bid to tackle energy waste and cut high-cost subsidies.
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Scottish researchers introduce new food processing technology

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A new technology that can increase the shelf-life of food products by up to three times the normal period of time, while preserving their freshness and nutritional qualities, has been developed by Scottish researchers from Queen Margaret University.
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EU chemicals industry faces gloomy 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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