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Phillips 66 to build natural gas liquids fractionator in Texas

Phillips 66 announced Tuesday it is currently filing permits for the construction of a 100,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator near its Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas.
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Wyoming judge rules against fracking chemicals disclosure

A group of environmentalists has been denied access to information regarding the chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing, after a district judge in Wyoming ruled that they were not entitled to know the ingredients of fluids used in the process.
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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to make significant investment in chemical industry

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on April 1 announced that it will invest approximately $58 million to expand its chemical storage capacity.
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Study links Oklahoma earthquake to wastewater injection

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
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US oil, chemical companies battle over shale gas exports

Companies operating in the energy sector are rarely involved in open battles over market share, pricing or access to resources. However, the shale gas revolution in the U.S. may prove too profitable for large companies not to start bumping heads.
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Consumer product brands may benefit from steel packaging

According to new independent research commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), packaging sustainability is a high priority for almost two in three decision makers at Fortune 500 consumer-product companies.
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Ruptured pipeline spills crude in Arkansas subdivision, forces evacuations

The 848-mile Pegasus pipeline, which is capable of transporting more than 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Canadian Wabasca Heavy crude from Illinois to Texas, was shut down Friday afternoon after the leak was discovered in the town of Mayflower, Ark.
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Raeford Farms to phase out turkey operations, close eastern N.C. plants

Poultry processor House of Raeford Farms announced it is phasing out its turkey growing and slaughter operations in eastern North Carolina to focus on increasing chicken production volumes.
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Explosion at Florida chemical plant causes $1 million in damage

An explosion and fire Thursday night at the Reichhold Chemicals Plant in Pensacola, Fla., caused approximately $1 million in damage, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office.
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Connecticut chemical company fined for violating environmental right-to-know requirements

5N Plus Inc. allegedly violated the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) by failing to report hazardous chemical inventories to emergency responders.
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