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GE to invest billions to improve fracking

GE believes that its efforts could mitigate the effects from fracking on the environment and could bring about innovative technology that would increase profit for clients.
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Nebraska mulls fracking chemicals disclosure

Nebraska could be the next state that requires oil and gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations, after it was announced that the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was working on new regulation.
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Scientists see potential for algae-based biofuel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The employees were using the common chemical disinfectant hydroxysan to clean processing equipment when the leak occurred.
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