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Belgium set to expand petrochemical production in 2014

Belgium is expected to hold on to its position as a leading petrochemical producer in Western Europe as capacity in the polyesters, butadiene and synthetic fibres segments will increase.
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Greece faces fines for delayed wastewater treatment improvements

Greece may face hefty fines from the European Commission (EC) over its failure to adequately deal with urban wastewater and for its poor standards of wastewater treatment.
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Brazilian petrochemical companies urge for measures to revive sector

Brazil's petrochemical industry leaders are calling on the government to provide businesses with an incentive package that will promote investment and is asking for a lower natural gas price, so that it can have an access to cheaper domestic feedstock.
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US refiners to ramp up diesel exports to Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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