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Ethane fuels growth in US petrochemical industry

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The U.S. petrochemical industry is expecting growth in the first half of 2013, compared to the previous six-month period, mostly due to the increase in use of ethane as the key ethylene feedstock.
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Bayer confident of business growth with new drugs

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German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer has developed an ambitious program that aims to cement the company's position among the leading names in the global pharmaceutical industry.
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Yale study links exposure to PFCs with osteoarthritis in women

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A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has linked exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) with osteoarthritis.
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EPA recognizes Eastman Chemical for energy efficiency improvements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012.
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US petrochemical industry expands position as leading producer

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New investment is expanding the U.S. petrochemical industry's position as a global producer, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 conference.
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North Sea oil and gas investments reach highest level in 30 years

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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