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EIA predicts surge in US oil production in 2015

June 17, 2014
The U.S. oil and gas industry is flourishing and there are no indications that it may stop growing any time soon.
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Merck to take over hepatitis C drug maker

June 16, 2014
American pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. is planning to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Massachusetts-based company specializing in developing treatment for hepatitis C.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

June 16, 2014
More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical completes world's largest 1-hexene plant

June 16, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced June 12 the successful commissioning and start-up of the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant.
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Shale gas boom boosts demand for bio-based chemicals, report finds

June 16, 2014
Bio-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

June 13, 2014
A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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Pesticide manufacturer fined for wrongful advertising of prairie dog bait

June 11, 2014
Milwaukee-based pesticide manufacturer Liphatech, Inc., will have to pay a $738,000 fine for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
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Student develops more energy efficient process for emulsion production

June 11, 2014
A more energy efficient process for emulsion production, with applications in the food industry and beyond, developed by a postdoctoral student in Birmingham, UK, has been recognized by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
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Teva gets approval for generic version of pain reliever Celebrex

June 11, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of pain relieving drug product Celebrex (celecoxib).
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Investigation into Williams Partners' safety practices causes alarm

June 11, 2014
Following a series of violations detected, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has started a federal investigation into the company's safety practices.
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