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North Dakota to introduce gas flaring restrictions

July 7, 2014
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is introducing new regulations on the maximum amount of natural gas that oil and gas companies will be allowed to burn off in the process known as flaring, in an effort to reduce the overall amount of gas burned off within the state.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

July 7, 2014
U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

July 7, 2014
Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Report raises concerns over safety of energy drinks

July 7, 2014
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has warned that excessive consumption of energy drinks may have grave consequences and even result in death.
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Large proportion of US crude from shale more volatile than previously thought

July 1, 2014
Crude oil extracted from shale formations across the United States may be more challenging to transport and process than previously considered due to the presence of highly volatile gases.
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AMA calls for tougher rules on antibiotic use in food animals

July 1, 2014
The U.S. government should take action to prevent the use of antibiotics in food animals used to promote growth because the practice contributes to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the American Medical Association.
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Report claims FDA inspects only up to 2% of food imports

July 1, 2014
According to the report, the federal regulator has been unable to deal with the rising food product imports in the United States, because it has been forced to operate under a tight budget.
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Chem Show announces dates for 100th Anniversary event

July 1, 2014

The Chem Show will hold the 2015 100th Anniversary event on Nov. 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the show's organizers announced this week.


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Omnicare to pay $124 million to settle fraud allegations

June 30, 2014
Cincinnati-based Omnicare Inc. is to pay more than $124 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly offering financial incentives to healthcare facilities.
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US chemical output continues to rise in May

June 30, 2014
Chemical production rose across all regions in the United States except for the West Coast, with an overall increase of 0.4 percent in May.
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