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North Sea oil and gas investments reach highest level in 30 years

March 5, 2013
According to the latest Oil & Gas UK 2013 Activity Survey, investments in the sector in the North Sea have reached their highest level for more than three decades.
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Shell to build two new LNG plants in North America

March 5, 2013
In an effort to bring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel one step closer for its marine and heavy-duty on-road customers, Shell plans to develop two additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation corridors in North America, the company announced Tuesday.
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Worker burned in Texas chemical plant explosion

March 5, 2013
An explosion and fire was reported Monday at the AkzoNobel polymer chemicals plant in La Porte, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Houston.
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Scientists invent innovative method to reduce food waste

March 5, 2013
Food waste is a major problem for developed countries, as millions of tons of food products are disposed of because they are not eaten before their "best before" date has expired. An international team of researchers may have come up with a new solution that has the potential to dramatically reduce food waste.
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Mining companies seek permission to extract uranium from Navajo territories

March 5, 2013
U.S. uranium mining companies are still interested in developing mining operations in New Mexico land occupied by the Navajo Nation, as estimates suggest there might be up to 70 million tons of naturally occurring uranium buried underground.
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Taco Bell ground beef found to contain horse DNA

March 4, 2013
Taco Bell said the beef, which originated from a supplier in Europe, has been withdrawn from sale.
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Nestlé launches project to deal with food contact chemicals in packaging

March 4, 2013
In a bid to deal with some of the challenges it faces with recycling, Nestlé is launching a project that aims to tackle food contact chemicals in recycled packaging.
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Global oil and gas industry relies on automation for growth

March 4, 2013
Oil and gas companies outside the Unites States have had to take radical measures to remain competitive in a constantly changing market that seems to be currently favoring U.S. businesses.
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New polyethylene plant to be built in West Virginia

March 1, 2013
A new polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility, with its own "small" ethane cracker is set to open in West Virginia.
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Safety key for meat processing plants

March 1, 2013
Although safety is a top priority for all food manufacturers, meat and poultry processors face stricter control and tougher regulation. However, these are not the only challenges they have to deal with.
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