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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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Magnablend to pay fine for chemical plant fire

January 23, 2013
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will vote Jan. 30 on a fine and enforcement order for an October 2011 fire at Magnablend Inc.’s Waxahachie, Texas, chemical-blending plant.
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Dow Chemical leaves industry group amid natural gas export row

January 23, 2013
The debate on whether the United States should provide part of its plentiful supplies of natural gas as exports to other countries has stirred the opinions of industry groups, manufacturers and traders in recent weeks.
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Low-fat donut technology awaits patent

January 23, 2013
International production of donuts could be radically changed with the development of a method that reduces fat content by 40 percent, saturated fat content by 45 percent and calorie count by 20 percent.
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Researchers find link between PVC plastic chemical, obesity in offspring

January 22, 2013
Scientists at the UC Irvine have discovered a link between a chemical used in PVC plastic and obesity in the offspring of mice.
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Cargill to idle Plainview, Texas, beef processing plant as cattle supply dwindles

January 22, 2013
Cargill will idle its Planview, Texas, beef processing facility in response to dwindling cattle supply brought on by years of drought in Texas and surrounding states.
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Spectra Energy to provide natural gas for Eastman Chemical’s Kingsport facility

January 22, 2013
Spectra Energy Corp’s East Tennessee Natural Gas (ETNG) pipeline has agreed to provide an additional 86 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) of firm transportation capacity to Eastman's Kingsport, Tenn., facility.
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North America will become energy market leader by 2030, BP predicts

January 22, 2013
According to BP, the next two decades will witness strong growth in production of gas and oil from unconventional sources, which will cause a significant change in global energy markets.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical studies NAO expansion at Cedar Bayou Plant

January 22, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. is studying the potential expansion of its normal alpha olefins (NAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex in Baytown, Texas.
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Global oil & gas automation and controls market to reach $8.63 billion in 2013

January 22, 2013
The global oil & gas automation market will reach a value of $8.63 billion in 2013, with safety and optimization of oil and gas processes driving expenditure in the market.
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