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Energy experts see benefits of rail over pipe in crude transportation

July 1, 2013
While key projects for major pipelines are being considered, some energy experts claim that shipping crude by rail is a more flexible option whose advantages over pipelines should not be overlooked.
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European refineries struggle to stay afloat

July 1, 2013
European refineries are losing ground to their counterparts across the Atlantic, where the U.S. refining sector is flourishing thanks to its access to cheap and abundant feedstock produced from unconventional oil.
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Italian plastics firm to open plant in Tennessee

July 1, 2013
Italian plastics company So.F.Ter Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. operation in Tennessee. The company said that it will invest $11.5 million in the facility in Wilson County, which will initially employ 50 people.
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Costco Hepatitis A outbreak affects 119 people

June 26, 2013
At least 119 people have been sickened with hepatitis A as of June 21 in an outbreak that has affected seven states, the latest update on the case from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed.
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Booming La. chemical industry boosts economy, addresses safety issues

June 26, 2013
Hundreds of chemical plant facilities stretch along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Explosions, chemical releases and other accidents are real threats, but emergency officials say they’re well-drilled to respond.
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Mexico mulls more private ownership of energy resources

June 25, 2013
Mexico is set to announce reforms to its energy sector in August and local and international experts have speculated about what form the changes would take. However, most agree that bold steps are needed to keep up with the huge progress of Canada and the United States.
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U.S. companies join forces to produce bioplastic packaging from methane

June 25, 2013
U.S. bioplastics manufacturer NatureWorks LLC and energy company Calysta Energy are bent on developing a commercially viable method to convert methane into lactic acid, a key feedstock for producing bioplastic packaging.
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BP calls for investigation into administrator assessing 2010 spill claims

June 25, 2013
BP Plc has asked for an independent investigation into a lawyer reviewing claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, accused him of misconduct and that his actions could lead to disproportionate, excessive or fraudulent claims.
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U.S. pharmaceutical companies granted easier access to EU market

June 25, 2013
The United States is now considered a "listed country" by the European Commission, which means that U.S. companies don’t need an FDA export certificate before shipping certain pharmaceutical products to the European Union.
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Energy market changes lead to questions about renewable fuels

June 24, 2013
A hearing on federal renewable fuel standards was held earlier this month and included representatives of the U.S. EPA, the American Petroleum Institute, the Energy Policy Research Foundation and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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