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Scientists see potential for algae-based biofuel

May 29, 2013
The United States is fully capable of producing biofuel from algae equal to the amount of energy that the country needs for a whole month every year, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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INEOS Barex AG will acquire the Mitsui polyacrylonitriles business

May 28, 2013
INEOS Barex AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the polyacrylonitriles business from Mitsui Chemicals Inc. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
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Houston to remain chemical-industry hotbed

May 28, 2013
Business is looking good for the chemical industry in Houston, Texas. Significant shale gas production growth has led to a boom in chemical production as well, which in turn has resulted in the creation of jobs and a boost in construction in the area.
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US gas exports to Mexico on the rise, further growth expected

May 24, 2013
New research from Barclays reveals that gas exports to Mexico have doubled over the past three years.
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Senators unveil bipartisan agreement to update Toxic Substances Control Act

May 23, 2013
U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) announced May 22 a bipartisan agreement to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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US petrochemical industry growth drives demand for skilled workers

May 23, 2013
More than $217 billion will be invested over the next six years in downstream petrochemical production in the United States as a result of the shale gas boom that is boosting the U.S. petrochemical industry.
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Miami County to pay $1.6 billion for water system repair

May 23, 2013
Florida's Miami-Dade County has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to invest $1.6 billion to repair the dilapidated water and sewer pipes in the area over the next 15 years.
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Two injured in chemical accident at Amway plant

May 23, 2013
The employees were using the common chemical disinfectant hydroxysan to clean processing equipment when the leak occurred.
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East Coast refiners going strong despite bleak predictions

May 22, 2013
According to the most recent EIA weekly oil data, the U.S. East Coast has reached a record high rate of refining capacity at 93.8 percent, with a total crude processing capacity at 1.293 million barrels per day.
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New study reveals economic benefits of LNG exports

May 22, 2013
According to a new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute, exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) could create at least 73,100 to 145,100 jobs at home.
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