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Fire breaks out at natural gas well offshore Louisiana

A natural gas well about 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire on July 23 following a blowout that caused the evacuation of the rig.
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Southern Research Institute to develop fracking wastewater treatment technology

Southern Research Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) have started a joint project to develop methods and technologies aimed at improving shale gas hydraulic fracturing water treatment.
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Newly discovered chemical reaction could streamline production of pharmaceuticals, other compounds

University of Texas researchers have discovered a new chemical reaction that could help lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceuticals.
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Houston tops list of best cities for chemical engineers

Consumer finance website ValuePenguin has released its list of the top 20 cities for chemical engineers, and Houston, Texas, came out on top.
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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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Natural gas prices soar by 60% but remain too low for new operations

New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has shown that natural gas prices rose by nearly 60 percent over the first half of 2013 but still remain too low to make new drilling viable in most states.
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Air quality concerns may delay petrochemical expansion in Texas, experts say

Projects for new petrochemical plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast worth billions of dollars may be delayed or even blocked as a result of a set of more stringent air quality regulations implemented in the Texas industrial region.
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Fire breaks out at Lonza chemical plant in Pennsylvania

A fire broke out at the Lonza chemical plant in Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday morning, causing damage to the facility but putting no lives at risk, either at the plant, or in town.
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Multistate cyclosporiasis outbreak infects 230 people

The source of the infection is still not known but investigators believe that vegetables, most likely imported, are to blame for the outbreak.
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Appeals court to hear BP case on alleged Deepwater Horizon claims fraud

BP is seeking to minimize its liability for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, insisting that many claims have been exaggerated and even made up by businesses in the region.
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