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US refiners to ramp up diesel exports to Europe

November 26, 2013
The recent boom in oil and gas production in the United States has caused a significant rise in production, prompting U.S. companies to look to international markets.
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India starts aquifer mapping project

November 26, 2013
India is looking for new ways to improve its water management. Under a new pilot project launched by the federal Ministry of Water Resources, aquifers across six areas will be mapped using aerial technology.
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Sinopec pipeline blast kills at least 35 in eastern China

November 25, 2013
An eastern Chinese pipeline operated by Sinopec Corp exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people and injuring 166 more.
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US adopts international standards for beef trade

November 25, 2013
The federal agency has finalized a rule that effectively adopts the global standards presented by the World Organization for Animal Health.
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Brazil ramps up fertilizer production amid growing agricultural demand

November 22, 2013
In a bid to reduce dependency on imported products, Brazil is set to invest billions of dollars in projects that will increase its domestic output of fertilizers.
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Honeywell to modernize one of Europe's largest refineries

November 22, 2013
Preem AB, Sweden's largest oil producer, will use Honeywell's enhanced high-performance process manager to as much as triple the capacity of the refinery’s existing controllers.
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Asian fuel supply to outpace demand by 2018

November 18, 2013
As the largest refineries in China and India continue to keep supply well ahead of demand for fuel across Asian markets, many refineries will have to work at a reduced capacity over the next five years.
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Chevron facing $9.5 billion penalty for oil contamination in Amazon

November 18, 2013
The penalty that Chevron Corporation will have to pay in the case concerning oil contamination in the Amazon has been cut by half by Ecuador's highest court, which upheld the verdict but reduced the fine to $9.5 billion.
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Brazil's Odebrecht to explore petrochemical investment in West Virginia

November 15, 2013
The "Ascent -- Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise" complex would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.
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EU working on tighter fracking regulation

November 13, 2013
The European Parliament supports an amendment to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, which states that all operations for hydraulic fracturing for coal bed methane and for shale and shale-like formations should go through environmental impact assessments.
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