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BP to close Australian refinery in 2015

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BP has announced plans to close down its refinery in Brisbane, citing an inability to compete with large refinery complexes in the Asia Pacific region.
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FSIS takes enforcement action against Washington egg processor

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has instructed Lacey, Wash.-based egg processor Nutriom LLC to expand the recall of products initiated in February.
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US demand for pharma excipients to rise 4.3% per year through 2018

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Excipients in oral formulations, such as tablets and capsules, will be well positioned for strong market performance.
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EPA calls for detailed review of LNG export impact on emissions

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The U.S. EPA has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to assess the potential indirect greenhouse gas effect that liquefied natural gas exports from a Louisiana project may have on the environment.
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Kinder Morgan to build new carbon dioxide pipeline

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will invest approximately $1 billion as a part of an expansion project that seeks to enhance its oil recovery program.
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BP refinery spills crude in Lake Michigan

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A malfunction at BP's Whiting refinery last week caused the spill of an unknown amount of crude oil into Lake Michigan.
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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

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Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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New York State urges EPA to review oil spill contingency plans

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The need for an improved contingency plan is pressing, as more crude is being shipped from the Bakken shale through New York to refineries in the south, according to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.
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Minnesota company recalls peanut butter, spreads over Listeria concerns

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Minnesota food manufacturer Parkers Farm Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of a series of products, including cheese, peanut butter, salsa, dips and spreads, over concerns of possible Listeria contamination.
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Demand for ethylene to rise 150% by 2040, Exxon president says

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Global demand for ethylene will soar between 2010 and 2040, driven by rising needs for consumer products, according to ExxonMobil President Steve Pryor.
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