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Crude oil train explosion kills 60 in Quebec

About 60 people are believed to have died after the huge explosion of a train carrying oil from the Bakken oil region in North Dakota to a refinery on the east coast of Canada.
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Canada hikes oil spill liability cap to $1 billion

The reforms come at a time when several large companies have expressed interest in starting or expanding operations to drill in Canadian offshore areas.
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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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Public officials charged over deadly fire at Chinese poultry plant

The Chinese government has charged 11 public officials with dereliction of duty after more than 120 people were killed June 3 in a deadly fire at a poultry plant in Jilin Province.
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Questerre Energy announces results from resource evaluation

Canada's Questerre Energy Corp. has stated that results of the resource assessment of its acreage in the Montney Formation in the Kakwa-Resthaven area in Alberta revealed total reserves of about 130 million barrels of oil equivalent
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Honeywell to automate Rosneft refinery in southern Russia

Honeywell has signed an agreement with NK Rosneft, a leading Russia-based oil and gas producer, as the main automation contractor for the construction of its new refinery at Tuapsinskiy NPZ, Southern Russia.
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US, Mexico sign agreement to focus on joint oil & gas projects

This agreement will make it possible for the United States and Mexico's national oil and gas company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to further develop resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BASF ups agricultural investments, announces initiatives for Asia Pacific

BASF’s Crop Protection Div. says it will address challenges in food availability and quality of life in the Asia Pacific by introducing new technologies, broadening farmer education and co-creation initiatives and increasing investments in production capacity and R&D.
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Celanese to sell two European manufacturing facilities

Celanese Corp. intends to sell its acetic anhydride facility in Roussillon, France, and its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production unit in Tarragona, Spain.
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Alcoa-Ma'aden joint venture a boon for Saudi Arabia

U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) announced that they have completed the first stage of their joint venture project.
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