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New pipeline project to Trafigura's Gulf Coast terminal announced

November 11, 2013
Energy Transfer Partners has signed an agreement with Holland-based global commodity trading company Trafigura Beheer BV for the launch of a new crude and condensate pipeline running from the Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas to Corpus Christi.
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More Indian drug makers venture into US generics market

November 11, 2013
Companies like Macleods Pharma, Indoco Remedies, Intas Pharmaceuticals and Hetero Labs are venturing into the well regulated and lucrative U.S. market.
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Horsemeat scandal leads to less meat consumption in UK

November 11, 2013
A quarter of UK consumers say they now eat less meat than they did a year ago and more than a third say they are willing to consider cutting down on meat consumption.
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Petrochemical industry to see rapid growth in Philippines

November 6, 2013
Like many industries in the Asia Pacific, the Philippines' petrochemical industry is expected to go through a period of rapid growth, fueled by an expanding economy and increasing demand.
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China's plan for synthetic gas plants may threaten water resources

November 4, 2013
China is preparing a move to create synthetic natural gas plants, which convert coal to gas. However, operating these plants requires huge amounts of water and this could put some areas of the country under serious water stress.
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Reusable bags could lead to more foodborne illnesses

November 4, 2013
The British government has been trying to urge consumers to ditch single-use plastic bags in the hope of reducing waste and carbon emissions, but experts have warned that switching to reusable bags could put food safety at risk.
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Global demand for pipeline materials to grow by 5.3% through 2017

November 4, 2013
A new report from research company Freedonia Group predicts that global demand for oil and gas pipeline materials will increase by 5.3% on an annual basis through 2017.
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German Styrolution to expand operations in Mexico

November 4, 2013
German-based global styrenic products manufacturer Styrolution GmbH has announced plans to open a production line for alpha methyl styrene acrylonitrile -- specialty styrenic feedstock -- in Mexico.
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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

October 28, 2013
China's wastewater treatment is lagging behind that of developed countries but its wastewater treatment capacity has increased over recent years, growing at an average annual rate of 14% between 2005 and 2012.
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US plastics industry rebounds

October 28, 2013
The U.S. plastics sector has rebounded to pre-recession levels, with the future outlook still positive thanks to robust growth in the resin sector and cheap shale gas feedstocks.
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