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Valve shipments to reach $4.3 billion in 2013

Shipments for the U.S. industrial valve industry will grow 3 percent in 2013, increasing to nearly $4.3 billion, according to figures released by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) as part of its annual market forecast.
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Statoil granted 15 Gulf of Mexico leases

Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has been awarded a total of 15 leases in the U.S. Gulf Coast, after it became clear that it was the highest bidder in a recent lease sale by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
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Soft drinks linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide, study suggests

The United States is among the most affected countries, with approximately 25,000 deaths linked to sugar-sweetened soda, sports drinks and fruit drinks.
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Oklahoma company to build propane dehydrogenation plant in Alberta

Tulsa, Okla.-based energy company Williams has announced plans to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility in Alberta, Canada, to increase production of polymer-grade propylene from its Canadian operations.
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Seattle soy processor's license revoked over sanitary issues

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has closed a Seattle soy products manufacturer over persistent sanitation issues, the regulator has announced.
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FDA looks into link between diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between a number of commonly used diabetes drugs and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas.
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Chevron expects 25% output growth by 2017

At its annual meeting with analysts, held in New York City, the company announced that as much as 98 percent of its targeted production by 2017 was already in design, construction or production.
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Mitsui and Idemitsu Kosan study alpha olefins production in the US

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. have signed a basic agreement to commence studies for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture in the United States to produce linear alpha olefins with a newly built world-scale unit.
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Research shows patching is a broken model for industrial cyber security

New research showes that patching is often ineffective in providing protection from the multitude of vulnerability disclosures and malware targeting critical infrastructure systems today.
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Minnesota poultry processor awarded clean water prize

One of the biggest chicken producers in the Midwest, GNP Co., has been awarded the 2013 Clean Water Award by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association in recognition of the water conservation efforts it has made in its chicken processing plant in Minnesota.
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