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Exports from US refineries at all-time high

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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

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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

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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

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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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US company sues Quebec over fracking ban

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U.S. mining company Lone Pine Resources Inc. is taking legal action against the government of Quebec for violating free trade rules by revoking fracking operation permits.
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Plastics to remain dominant in US beverage container market

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By 2017, the market for beverage containers in the United States is predicted to reach a volume of 265 billion units at a total value of $29.1 billion.
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California meat processor recalls ground beef

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California-based Central Valley Meat Company is recalling almost 90,000 pounds of ground beef, sold as "Fine Ground Beef."
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Mideast refineries shift focus in production

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Refineries in the Middle East are facing serious challenges to remain competitive, struggling to reduce operating costs and to maximize production among other problems.
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Russia losing ground in oil, gas production to US

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Russia is gradually losing its position as the world's leader in oil and gas production, as the United States has been gaining ground thanks to its energy revolution.
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Preliminary findings on Louisiana petrochemical plant explosion revealed

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Findings from an internal investigation by Louisiana-based Williams Olefins have shown that the fire and explosion that killed two people and injured 77 others on June 13 were caused by a ruptured reboiler and the vapor cloud it released.
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