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Texas to produce 4 million BPD of crude oil by 2020

Texas is currently producing more oil that any other state and more than many countries worldwide. However, analysts believe that its output has still not peaked and will rise further.
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Global market for water treatment chemicals, equipment to be worth $149.9 billion in 2018

The global market for water treatment chemicals and equipment will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% between 2013 and 2018, according to new market research.
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Study explores impact of climate change on water demand

The Water Research Foundation's latest study examines the impact of climate change on water demand and the implications for water utilities.
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Pipelines safest mode of transport for oil, study finds

Safety concerns are making it difficult to obtain government permission for new pipeline construction. However, research conducted by the Fraser Institute shows that pipelines represent the safest option, beating road, rail and barge.
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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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US to snatch top spot in 2013 oil supplier ranking

The United States will replace Saudi Arabia this year as the world's leading oil producer. The forecast is based on total oil supply, which includes crude plus natural gas liquids and biofuel.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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Taiwanese companies plan to invest in petrochemical complex in China

The Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan announced Monday that a group of eight Taiwanese companies is planning to invest in the construction of a large petrochemical complex in China.
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Washington State suspends permits for oil-train terminals

Washington state officials have decided to reject permits for two major oil-train terminals in Southwest Washington, concluding that the projects should go through more environmental scrutiny.
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Demand for desalinated water drives global capacity expansion

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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