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East Coast refiners going strong despite bleak predictions

May 22, 2013
According to the most recent EIA weekly oil data, the U.S. East Coast has reached a record high rate of refining capacity at 93.8 percent, with a total crude processing capacity at 1.293 million barrels per day.
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New study reveals economic benefits of LNG exports

May 22, 2013
According to a new study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute, exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) could create at least 73,100 to 145,100 jobs at home.
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Global petrochemical producers rethink strategies to remain competitive

May 22, 2013
Most petrochemical businesses have already come to the realization that the U.S. natural gas-based feedstock is giving those who use it a great advantage in terms of costs.
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San Francisco achieves record high recycling rates

May 22, 2013
Increasing recycling rates has been on the agenda for U.S. cities for a long time now, with varying degrees of success.
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Partnership empowers M2M wireless communications for industry, infrastructure

May 21, 2013
In coming years, the process industries will be amongst those most affected by upgrades in communication infrastructure from legacy copper line systems to secure wireless connectivity. Two companies say they’re willing to sweat the details of how exactly that will happen.
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Positive results for second Williston Basin frack water treatment runs reported

May 21, 2013
Sionix Corp. says it has completed the second and final demonstration phase of testing its proprietary water treatment technology in the Williston Basin of North Dakota.
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FDA files injunction against fish products manufacturer

May 21, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded a preliminary injunction on behalf of the U.S. FDA against New York City Fish, Inc., over concerns that its products do not meet federal standards of safety and could pose a threat to public health.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

May 21, 2013
Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Obama administration proposes new rules for fracking operations

May 20, 2013
The rules would require all fracking operators to disclose some of the chemicals used in the process, in a move to address concerns over the impact of fracking on waterways and air.
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FDA launches software to boost food contamination protection

May 17, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new software tool that can help food production facilities prevent intentional food contamination.
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