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Activists gather in Washington to protest Keystone XL Pipeline

The protest and sit-in were held following the announcement that an Inspector General is launching an investigation into Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the contractor that drafted the latest environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Infrastructure investments lead to increased demand for high power AC drives

Investments in the infrastructure industries in many parts of the world are spurring demand for high power AC drives, according to a new analysis.
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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Prospects look good for global ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol markets

Global demand for ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol is predicted to remain on a steady upward trajectory in the next five years.
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Honeywell's UOP to revamp Japanese petrochemical facility

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Taiyo Oil Co. Ltd. to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and increase petrochemical production at Taiyo's Shikoku Operations in Ehime, Japan.
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US oil production reaches highest level in 20 years

U.S. crude oil production increased to an average of 7.5 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in July 2013, the highest monthly level of production since 1991, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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Chesapeake Energy gives up New York gas lease fight

Oklahoma-based oil and gas explorer Chesapeake Energy is beating a retreat after a protracted legal battle over the extension of natural gas drilling leases in New York.
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'Gluten-free' definition standardized

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has standardized the definition of "gluten-free" in a move designed to help millions of Americans affected by celiac disease (CD).
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Train derails in Louisiana, spills hazardous chemicals

About 100 homes in the small town of Lawtell, La., were evacuated this weekend after a train carrying sodium hydroxide and other chemicals derailed.
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Carlsbad desalination plant to utilize energy capture technology

The seawater desalination plant in northern San Diego County will be the biggest facility of its kind in the U.S. and will use energy capture technology that is expected to deliver annual savings of $12 million.
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