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Brazil ramps up plastics resins imports

September 23, 2013
Due to Brazil's rapidly growing industry, demand for plastics and plastic resins is continually growing, leading to a rising volume and value of imports.
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Unidentified chemical spill prompts evacuation at Arizona recycling facility

September 20, 2013
Nearly two dozen people were sickened by a chemical spill at a recycling facility in Phoenix, Ariz., in the early morning of Sept. 18.
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Refinery industry backs pipelines for transportation of crude

September 20, 2013
As industry representatives remain focused on the pending decision over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a new poll reveals that more than two in three refinery industry representatives see pipelines as the most popular method for crude oil transportation over the next few years.
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OPEC prepares for falling oil market share in 2014

September 18, 2013
The global oil market is "well-supplied," despite predictions that the market share of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to slip in 2014, due to increased production from non-OPEC countries.
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Methane-capturing equipment at drilling sites cuts emissions by 97%

September 18, 2013
The U.S. oil and gas industry has made significant progress in reducing the amounts of methane leaking from natural gas wells into the atmosphere.
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Study links oil spill cleanup to increased cancer risks

September 18, 2013
People who were hired to clean up the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are at a higher risk of developing different types of cancers due to significantly changed blood profiles.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

September 18, 2013
New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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Study links Texas earthquakes to extraction works

September 17, 2013
A new report analyzes a series of tremors occurring in areas near the Eagle Ford shale in Texas over a period of three years.
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San Francisco pipeline operator to settle claims for $565 million over 2010 blast

September 17, 2013
San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced that it would settle all claims related to the gas pipeline explosion in a residential area in San Francisco Bay Area in 2010.
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Research confirms promising results for ethylene-removal technology

September 16, 2013
According to results from recent research by Cranfield University and Writtle College, new ethylene-removal technology can extend the shelf life of strawberries by two days or more.
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