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Sinopec drops plans for new petrochemical projects

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China's largest refiner, Sinopec Corp., has shelved plans to invest in new petrochemical projects, citing growing competition from the U.S. petrochemical sector as the main deciding factor.
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Environmentalists warn of possible pollution, safety risks at Albany terminal

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Environmental groups and residents of Albany, New York, have called on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to tighten control over possible air pollution at the Port of Albany.
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Bird flu detected at California quail farm

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A quail farm in California has raised concerns of a new outbreak of avian-borne virus, commonly known as bird flu.
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Williams Partners announces pipeline expansion to Louisiana LNG terminal

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Williams Partners announced plans for an expansion of the Transco pipeline to deliver natural gas to the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities planned by Cheniere Energy Partners at Sabine Pass in Louisiana.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

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Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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Shale emerges as top revenue driver for oilfield companies

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More than half of U.S. oil field services companies and 40 percent of independent upstream producers see shale development and production as a crucial component of their business.
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Texas oilfield services firm announces plans to disclose fracking chemicals

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The news comes as other oil and gas industry players have declined to reveal the components of their fracking fluids, claiming they are trade secret.
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Pfizer proposes $101 billion takeover to AstraZeneca, reports claim

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U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has expressed interest in taking over Anglo-Swedish giant AstraZeneca for a total of $101 billion.
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Chemical Safety Board slams regulators for failing to prevent Texas fertilizer plant explosion

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The deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Co.'s plant in Texas could have been prevented, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board claims.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

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The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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