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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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EU chemical industry voices concern over proposed new packaging requirements

The additions to the legislation introduced by the European Parliament's Environment Committee go beyond what was initially planned, potentially putting processors and packaging companies under significant pressure to comply.
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Domestic demand to fuel Russia's petrochemical industry growth

The Russian petrochemical industry is set to benefit from increasing domestic demand over the medium term, with non-oil industrial sectors emerging as the strongest driving force for growth.
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Petronas to build $27 billion refinery complex

Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has announced plans to invest $27 billion in the construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex in the southern state of Johor.
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Chevron signs renewed agreement for shale development in Argentina

U.S. energy giant Chevron Corporation has announced plans to invest more than $1.6 billion to develop shale reserves in Argentina.
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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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Japan launches first fracking operations

Commercial production of shale oil in the northern prefecture of Akita will start at a much smaller scale than in the United States.
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Global refining industry outlook predicts growth in 2014, 2015

Chinese refiners are predicted to add the largest proportion of new refining capacity planned globally in 2014/2015, with the launch of a further 1.2 million bpd.
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UK oil & gas companies upbeat for short-term growth

Over the next two years UK oil and gas companies anticipate that they will create as many as 39,000 new jobs.
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TransCanada wins firm natural gas transportation commitments for ANR

Calgary-based pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. has secured long-term commitments for the transportation of nearly 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day via its ANR pipeline system.
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