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EU chemical industry on the verge of collapse, Ineos boss warns

March 11, 2014
The European chemical industry is in grave danger and a large part of it might close down within the next 10 years, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of chemical giant Ineos, has warned.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

March 11, 2014
Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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EPA finalizes rules on sulfur levels in gasoline

March 10, 2014
The U.S. oil and gas industry has opposed the new regulation, claiming that it would mean huge costs that would also affect the end price of fuel.
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Deadly virus causes turmoil in US pork industry

March 10, 2014
The U.S. pork industry is facing a serious challenge in the shape of a deadly virus that has been killing pigs by the millions, pushing pork prices up and threatening supplies.
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Enbridge gets approval for major pipeline reversal

March 10, 2014
Canada's National Energy Board has given the green light to Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow of the pipeline known as Line 9, carrying crude oil from Montreal to Sarnia, Ontario.
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Oil & gas industry missing opportunities to cut methane emissions, consulting firm says

March 7, 2014
ICF International estimates that methane emissions in the industry could be reduced by up to 40% for a total cost of less than a penny per thousand cubic feet.
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US refiners boost capacity of existing facilities

March 5, 2014
Although the U.S. has not built a large refinery for decades, existing processing facilities are constantly expanding their capacity in a bid to meet demand for increasing fuel production.
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Marcellus Shale to account for quarter of US natural gas production by 2015

March 5, 2014
The Marcellus Shale, which spans from New York to West Virginia, is among the most prolific sources of natural gas, but its importance as a driver for gas production is set to increase even further over the next couple of years
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UK works on plans to tackle campylobacter in poultry

March 5, 2014
Regulators, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the United Kingdom have joined forces to reduce the cases of campylobacter contamination of raw poultry meat across the entire supply chain.
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Many generic drugs fail to serve their purpose, doctors warn

March 4, 2014
Doctors and researchers have criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to control the effectiveness of the vast majority of pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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