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Asia, Australia predicted to outperform US in coal bed methane production

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The technology to extract methane from coal was developed in the United States almost 40 years ago during a large-scale program for mine degasification and safety.
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North Dakota refinery construction gets underway

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Industries in North Dakota are excited at the prospect of having the first U.S. refinery built since 1976.
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Can US coal bounce back?

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The latest EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook revealed that U.S. coal exports are expected to drop to 107 million short tons in 2013.
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US egg processors to be allowed to export production

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now creating opportunities for both egg producers and processors, as it announced plans to certify the export of a number of egg-containing products.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific to buy Life Technologies Corp. for $13.6 billion

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According to Thermo Fisher Scientific, the transaction "will create an unrivaled leader in serving research, speciality diagnostics and applied markets."
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US foodborne illness outbreaks plummet 40%

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Food safety has always been a top priority for the U.S. food manufacturing and processing industry and over the past decade many measures to improve standards and to implement best practices have been taken.
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American Chemistry Council backs new law on toxic chemicals

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Following the introduction of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, the American Chemistry Council agreed that an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act was necessary.
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Refiners slam higher ethanol mandates

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U.S. refiners are concerned that if federal officials press ahead with their plans to introduce higher ethanol mandates under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), this could cause economic damage.
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AstraZeneca's asthma treatment drug patent found invalid

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Drug manufacturer AstraZeneca has lost a legal battle in the United States after a court ruling that found its patent for a childhood asthma treatment invalid.
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US consumers oppose natural gas exports, poll finds

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According to a new poll conducted by the University of Texas, 39 percent of Americans believe the U.S. should not export the natural gas it produces domestically.
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