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Phillips 66 settles hazardous waste violations at former refinery

January 30, 2013
EPA cited Phillips 66 for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including oil refinery hydrocarbon waste, chromium waste and heavy metal waste from batteries.
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Control system integrators confident about 2013 industry outlook

January 30, 2013
The majority of independent system integration companies questioned in a global survey believe the outlook for the automation industry will improve in 2013.
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US mining industry hopeful for 2013

January 30, 2013
Speaking at press conference at the U.S. National Mining Association's (NMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, NMA president and CEO Hal Quinn stated that global demand for coal and other natural resources will do the industry good.
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SCADA market for oil & gas propelled by Asia’s sprinting economy

January 29, 2013
Following the global recession of 2008-2009, the Asia market for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) has rebounded strongly, growing at a near double-digit rate. Asia’s fast-growing economy is further boosting the market for SCADA oil and gas systems.
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Countries around the world consider fracking after US success

January 29, 2013
Tempted by the U.S. shale gas revolution that could soon see that country top the charts in natural gas production, countries around the world are considering introducing the same technology, in the hope of achieving similar results.
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Flexible packaging gains popularity among food and beverage makers

January 29, 2013
Convenience and light weight are the main reasons why both huge national brands and smaller private companies are opting for flexible packaging for all types of food products, ranging from ready-to-drink cocktails to fruit chips.
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Shell and Kinder Morgan announce plans to export LNG from the US

January 29, 2013
Shell US Gas & Power and Southern Liquefaction Co., a Kinder Morgan company, are forming a limited liability company to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant at an existing Elba Island LNG Terminal, near Savannah, Ga.
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PepsiCo removes controversial chemical ingredient from Gatorade

January 28, 2013
PepsiCo is removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a bromine-containing chemical that is found in flame retardants, from its Gatorade drinks in response to consumer concerns.
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US senators urge President Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

January 28, 2013
A letter signed by 53 U.S. senators calls for action from President Obama in relation to the Keystone XL oil pipeline, urging him to give the project the green light.
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Coal exports to China could cut carbon emissions, economists say

January 28, 2013
Two Stanford University economists claim that exporting coal to China will not be detrimental to the environment and actually will lead to a decline in the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
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