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Canadian petrochemicals industry faces major obstacles

February 4, 2013
The Canadian petrochemicals industry has the potential to grow dramatically thanks to low natural gas prices, but a number of obstacles are standing in its way.
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Gulf companies invest in southeast Asia petrochemicals

February 1, 2013
Wealthy investors from the Arabian Gulf are eyeing markets in southeast Asia and investing huge sums of money in petrochemical production in the region.
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EU plastic waste in decline

January 25, 2013
The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
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Brazilian oil giant to host first demo showcasing ROM solution

January 24, 2013
The Fieldbus Foundation on Wednesday announced plans to conduct a series of live field demonstrations showcasing its FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology.
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Asian chemical industry surge benefits acetic acid market

January 24, 2013
With new capacity coming online in the forecast period, China should continue to be the engine of global acetic acid growth over the next few years.
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Converting plastics to fuel might prove major energy source for Canada

January 24, 2013
If the entire amount of non-recycled plastics that end up in Canada's landfills is converted to fuel, the produced energy would be enough to run 600,000 automobiles per year.
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Iran reports considerable new oil, gas reserves

January 24, 2013
Iran's oil minister Rostam Qasemi has announced that huge oil and gas reserves have been discovered on the country's northeastern and western borders with Turkmenistan and Iraq.
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European small businesses lack awareness of REACH

January 18, 2013
UK manufacturers' organization EEF is urging European producers to get to grips with REACH, a European Directive banning certain chemicals, warning that if they fail to comply they will face huge fines or even prison.
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Horse meat discovered in frozen beef burgers in UK

January 18, 2013
Horse meat has been detected in frozen beef burgers sold in some of Britain's biggest supermarket chains, including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
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Chinese poultry farmers involved in drug scandal

January 18, 2013
Concerns have been raised over the safety of poultry meat being produced in China that farmers in Shandong Province have been using alarmingly high doses of illegal growth hormones to speed up the growth of their chickens.
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