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Chevron expects 25% output growth by 2017

At its annual meeting with analysts, held in New York City, the company announced that as much as 98 percent of its targeted production by 2017 was already in design, construction or production.
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Mitsui and Idemitsu Kosan study alpha olefins production in the US

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. have signed a basic agreement to commence studies for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture in the United States to produce linear alpha olefins with a newly built world-scale unit.
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Research shows patching is a broken model for industrial cyber security

New research showes that patching is often ineffective in providing protection from the multitude of vulnerability disclosures and malware targeting critical infrastructure systems today.
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Minnesota poultry processor awarded clean water prize

One of the biggest chicken producers in the Midwest, GNP Co., has been awarded the 2013 Clean Water Award by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association in recognition of the water conservation efforts it has made in its chicken processing plant in Minnesota.
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Can the world replicate US shale gas boom?

The immense success of the shale gas industry in the United States has caused governments around the globe to look into possible development of natural gas fields in hopes that they could also find a way to energy independence.
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Chemical plant explosion blamed on equipment malfunction

An explosion early Sunday morning at the Hexion Specialty Chemicals facility in Sheboygan, Wis., that caused about $25,000 in damage was blamed on an equipment malfunction.
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Dow Chemical to build specialty material production units on US Gulf Coast

Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. announced Monday its plans to build several new, specialty material production units aligned to its high value Performance Plastics franchise on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Federal ethanol mandate could disrupt fuel supply, refineries warn

According to the American Petroleum Institute trade group, government requirements for refineries to use corn ethanol or other biofuels might cause a serious problem with fuel supply this year.
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Keystone XL draft assessment seen as positive sign for oil industry

The U.S. State Department said it has no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and noted that other options to get the oil from Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries might be worse for climate change.
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New Orleans to host Siemens 2013 Automation Summit

The summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end-user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation.
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