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Global poultry industry set for slowdown, US market an exception

April 8, 2014
The global poultry market has been hit by a series of factors that are predicted to affect performance in the first quarter and margins in the second quarter of the year.
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New US petrochemical projects in need of skilled workers

April 8, 2014
Approximately 90,000 new workers will be needed next year as a number of major chemical projects are set to break ground in 2015.
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TransCanada wins firm natural gas transportation commitments for ANR

April 7, 2014
Calgary-based pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. has secured long-term commitments for the transportation of nearly 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day via its ANR pipeline system.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical starts work on $6 billion petrochemical complex

April 7, 2014
The petrochemical complex will include an ethane cracker with a capacity of 1.5 million metric tons per year at the Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas.
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Food processing, packaging equipment market poised for growth

April 4, 2014
The global market for equipment used in food processing and packaging is expected to grow to $31.3 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 6.3%.
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Researchers extract antioxidants from blackberries using ultrafiltration

April 4, 2014
Using ultrafiltration membranes, a team of researchers from France and Costa Rica have successfully chemically engineered the extraction of ellagitannins -- a class of hydrolyzable tannins that are rich in antioxidants -- from blackberry juice.
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BP to close Australian refinery in 2015

April 3, 2014
BP has announced plans to close down its refinery in Brisbane, citing an inability to compete with large refinery complexes in the Asia Pacific region.
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FSIS takes enforcement action against Washington egg processor

April 3, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has instructed Lacey, Wash.-based egg processor Nutriom LLC to expand the recall of products initiated in February.
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US demand for pharma excipients to rise 4.3% per year through 2018

April 3, 2014
Excipients in oral formulations, such as tablets and capsules, will be well positioned for strong market performance.
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EPA calls for detailed review of LNG export impact on emissions

April 3, 2014
The U.S. EPA has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to assess the potential indirect greenhouse gas effect that liquefied natural gas exports from a Louisiana project may have on the environment.
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