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TransCanada wins firm natural gas transportation commitments for ANR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Kinder Morgan to build new carbon dioxide pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will invest approximately $1 billion as a part of an expansion project that seeks to enhance its oil recovery program.
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BP refinery spills crude in Lake Michigan

A malfunction at BP's Whiting refinery last week caused the spill of an unknown amount of crude oil into Lake Michigan.
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