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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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East Coast refiners going strong despite bleak predictions

According to the most recent EIA weekly oil data, the U.S. East Coast has reached a record high rate of refining capacity at 93.8 percent, with a total crude processing capacity at 1.293 million barrels per day.
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New study reveals economic benefits of LNG exports

According to a new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute, exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) could create at least 73,100 to 145,100 jobs at home.
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Global petrochemical producers rethink strategies to remain competitive

Most petrochemical businesses have already come to the realization that the U.S. natural gas-based feedstock is giving those who use it a great advantage in terms of costs.
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San Francisco achieves record high recycling rates

Increasing recycling rates has been on the agenda for U.S. cities for a long time now, with varying degrees of success.
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