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Appalachian Resins to relocate planned $1 billion polyethylene plant to Ohio

Houston-based Appalachian Resins Inc has agreed to lease about 50 acres of land in the Salem Township of Ohio to build its planned $1 billion ethylene and polyethylene production facility.
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Norway's Statoil resumes operation at In Amenas gas plant after attack

Norwegian oil company Statoil is ready to resume normal operations at its In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, following last year's attack.
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Kraft recalls 8,000 cases of cheese singles

International food major Kraft Foods Group is voluntary recalling almost 8,000 cases of selected varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese.
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Explosion at BP's largest US refinery causes minimal disruption

One employee was taken to hospital, but later released, and the incident did not result in major disruption of production at the facility.
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GSK to start clinical trials on new Ebola vaccine

London-listed pharmaceuticals company GlaxoKlineSmith will start clinical safety trials for its experimental Ebola vaccine in the U.S. as early as next week.
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Oklahoma's Oneok opens $300 million natural gas processing facility in North Dakota

Natural gas group Oneok Partners is boosting its natural gas processing capacity in the North Dakota oil patch with the opening of the company's Garden Creek II plant.
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Exxon Mobil's pipeline arm agrees to $1.4 million penalty for crude oil spill

The pipeline company of Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged crude oil spill in Louisiana.
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Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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Roche acquires InterMune for $8.3 billion in move to strengthen respiratory portfolio

Swiss pharmaceuticals group Roche revealed this week that it has agreed to acquire California-based biotechnology company InterMune Inc. in a deal worth $8.3 billion.
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Labour Party wants stricter rules on fracking in Britain

Britain's Labour Party is aiming to amend the current infrastructure bill before the House of Lords in an attempt to strengthen the regulation covering fracking.
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