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Report: Middle East oil & gas companies excel at risk management

The report examined the comparative risk quality of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities located in the Middle East, in comparison to more than 500 similar facilities globally.
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Florida regulator takes action against chemical company for soil contamination

Florida environmental officials have taken formal enforcement action against Utah-based Thatcher Chemical of Florida, Inc., following the company's improper disposal of chemical waste near its facility at DeLand and Palmetto, Fla.
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Europe may reconsider stance on fracking

Recent political events in Ukraine and Russia's involvement may cause some EU member-states to reconsider their stance towards hydraulic fracturing.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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FDA stops fish product imports by three New York companies

The U.S. FDA has sent warning letters to three New York companies specializing in imports of fish and seafood products.
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EPA settles air pollution violations with Texas refinery

Flint Hills Resources will pay a $350,000 fine and invest in equipment that will control air pollution by recovering and recycling waste gases.
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Texans hold 80% of state's oil production revenues

Texas has as much as $140 billion in "petro-wealth" in producing petroleum reserves, a new analysis from Austin, Texas-based company Blackbeard Data Services reveals.
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Pfizer seeks to ban sales of generic Viagra in US

U.S. pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has filed a lawsuit against Indian drug maker Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in an effort to prevent sales of a generic version of Viagra.
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New York state coke plant ordered to pay $12.5 million for air pollution

A New York state-based coke company has been ordered to pay a $12.5 million penalty for repeated violations of the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act at its industrial facility.
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ICF: North America needs to increase midstream infrastructure investments

Oil and gas companies in the U.S. and Canada need to invest $641 billion in midstream crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids infrastructure.
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