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Demand for desalinated water drives global capacity expansion

October 16, 2013
The use of desalination has increased dramatically over the last year, leading to a 50 percent hike in capacity in 2013 compared to 2012.
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American Petroleum Institute slams EPA's Tier 3 gasoline standard

October 16, 2013
The American Petroleum Institute has called on the EPA to withdraw its Tier 3 gasoline regulation on the grounds that it would be too expensive for refiners.
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Salmonella strain linked to Foster Farms found in stores

October 15, 2013
A strain of Salmonella matching the one associated with the current multi-state Salmonella outbreak has been found in samples of raw chicken manufactured by California-based Foster Farms.
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North Dakota pipeline leaks more than 20,000 barrels of crude

October 15, 2013
An estimated 20,600 barrels of crude oil have spilled into a field in North Dakota from a pipeline operated by Tesoro Logistics LP.
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Explosion at Dow Chemical plant kills worker

October 15, 2013
A 51-year-old worker was killed in an explosion at the Dow Chemical facility in North Andover, Mass., on Oct. 9, it has been confirmed.
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US water treatment chemical market to grow by 3.2% over five years

October 14, 2013
Demand for water treatment chemicals in the United States is expected to increase by 3.2% over the next five years and reach $6.6 billion in 2017.
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Exports from US refineries at all-time high

October 14, 2013
With production continuing to soar in many parts of the United States, refineries in the Gulf of Mexico are enjoying abundance of feedstock that allows them to manufacture their products at a much lower price than refineries overseas.
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Blast at Texas oil well site leaves worker injured

October 14, 2013
A worker was treated for burns on the morning of Oct. 8 following an explosion at an oil well site near the town of Gillet in Karnes County, Texas, about 54 miles southeast of San Antonio.
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European refineries still facing major challenges

October 14, 2013
The future of Europe's refining sector continues to look bleak, as the industry seems unable to adapt to new market conditions and struggles to remain competitive with the United States and emerging markets like the Middle East and China.
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US beef shipments blocked in South Korea

October 14, 2013
South Korea has banned the import of certain shipments of U.S. beef, following the discovery of the feed additive known as zilpaterol in meat supplied by the U.S. unit of meat processing company JBS.
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