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Researchers develop method to eliminate bacteria in food products

April 4, 2013
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., have developed a new method to eliminate deadly pathogenic bacteria in food products and packaging, without the need for antibiotics or chemicals.
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Dow Water announces partnership with Finland's Ahlstrom

April 3, 2013
Dow Water & Process Solutions has signed a collaboration agreement with Finnish company Ahlstrom that would allow it to use the Ahlstrom Disruptor technology for drinking water applications.
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BASF combines water, oilfield and mining businesses

April 3, 2013
Chemical giant BASF has combined its businesses for water, oilfield and mining solutions in an effort to increase efficiency and foster growth.
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Phillips 66 to build natural gas liquids fractionator in Texas

April 3, 2013
Phillips 66 announced Tuesday it is currently filing permits for the construction of a 100,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator near its Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas.
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Wyoming judge rules against fracking chemicals disclosure

April 3, 2013
A group of environmentalists has been denied access to information regarding the chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing, after a district judge in Wyoming ruled that they were not entitled to know the ingredients of fluids used in the process.
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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to make significant investment in chemical industry

April 2, 2013
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on April 1 announced that it will invest approximately $58 million to expand its chemical storage capacity.
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Study links Oklahoma earthquake to wastewater injection

April 2, 2013
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
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US oil, chemical companies battle over shale gas exports

April 2, 2013
Companies operating in the energy sector are rarely involved in open battles over market share, pricing or access to resources. However, the shale gas revolution in the U.S. may prove too profitable for large companies not to start bumping heads.
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Consumer product brands may benefit from steel packaging

April 2, 2013
According to new independent research commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), packaging sustainability is a high priority for almost two in three decision makers at Fortune 500 consumer-product companies.
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Ruptured pipeline spills crude in Arkansas subdivision, forces evacuations

April 1, 2013
The 848-mile Pegasus pipeline, which is capable of transporting more than 90,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Canadian Wabasca Heavy crude from Illinois to Texas, was shut down Friday afternoon after the leak was discovered in the town of Mayflower, Ark.
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