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Sasol to build new ethane cracker in Louisiana

South African energy and chemical company Sasol Limited has confirmed that it will build an $8.1 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex in the United States, as the company looks to take advantage of cheap and plentiful supplies of U.S. gas.
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Hitachi, Veolia to build pretreatment facilities for desalination plant in Iraq

Hitachi, Ltd. and Veolia Environnement have won a contract to build pretreatment facilities for a large-scale desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.
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EPA proposes to ban 72 chemicals in pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put forward a proposal to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances that are approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticides.
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Researchers develop improved method for detecting pipeline leaks

Scientists have published details of a new method that finds even small leaks from oil and gas pipelines.
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Poultry processing plant fined after dumping waste in storm drains

A poultry slaughterhouse in New York has admitted disposing of chicken parts and other waste in storm drains and sewers.
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China's crude processing hits record high

China processed a record volume of crude oil in September, data from the National Statistics Bureau revealed last week.
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Fluor, Technip win additional RAPID refinery contract in Malaysia

A joint venture between Fluor Corporation and Technip has won another contract related to the RAPID project in Malaysia.
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PACK EXPO 2014 expected to set attendance records

PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, predicts 2014 will set some new records for PACK EXPO International and the debut of Pharma EXPO.
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Platform to acquire Arysta LifeScience for $3.51 billion

Chemicals company Platform Specialty Products Corporation has agreed to acquire Arysta LifeScience Ltd. for approximately $3.51 billion in cash and stock.
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Study finds pattern in concerns over harmful chemicals

A common pattern can be seen in the emergence of contaminants that affect human health and the environment, according to new research.
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