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Asian chemical industry surge benefits acetic acid market

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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North Sea oil platforms closed after leak detected

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The Brent pipeline network in the North Sea, which services up to 27 oil fields, has been temporarily closed following the detection of a leak in one on the platforms off Shetland, Cormorant Alpha.
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Peru to hold third national petrochemical conference in January

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Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) will hold the Third Peru Petrochemical Conference on Jan. 24-25, in Lima.
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Chinese authorities waited five days to report dangerous chemical spill

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Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have apologized for waiting nearly a week to report a massive chemical spill into a major waterway.
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Saudi Arabia considers natural gas price hike

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Next year the country may hike the price of its natural gas, which is currently the lowest in the world, in a bid to tackle energy waste and cut high-cost subsidies.
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