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Brazil's Odebrecht to explore petrochemical investment in West Virginia

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The "Ascent -- Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise" complex would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.
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US chemical production falls slightly in September

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Chemical production activity in the United States dropped by 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August.
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Global polycarbonate capacity to grow more than 5% by 2018

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The global polycarbonate market is set to increase by 3.2% in 2013, with demand reaching 3.7 million metric tons.
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LSB Industries to receive $113 million in damages after chemical plant explosion

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The facility, located in El Dorado, was a concentrated nitric acid plant but it was practically destroyed in an explosion in May last year.
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US to snatch top spot in 2013 oil supplier ranking

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The United States will replace Saudi Arabia this year as the world's leading oil producer. The forecast is based on total oil supply, which includes crude plus natural gas liquids and biofuel.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

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OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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Rising economic tide ‘floats’ product solutions at 2013 CHEM SHOW

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It’s not surprising news that an improving economy generally benefits most industrial sectors. However, several interesting findings were discovered in a survey we recently sent more than 200 manufacturing companies that will be exhibiting at the 2013 CHEM SHOW in New York City this December.
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Preliminary findings on Louisiana petrochemical plant explosion revealed

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Findings from an internal investigation by Louisiana-based Williams Olefins have shown that the fire and explosion that killed two people and injured 77 others on June 13 were caused by a ruptured reboiler and the vapor cloud it released.
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EPA presents new rule on use of perfluorinated chemicals

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making moves to block the import of potentially toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used in many manufacturing and industrial applications.
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Dow Chemical announces new investments on US Gulf Coast

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Dow said the new investments coupled with the company's current projects in the region are expected to generate earnings of approximately $2.5 billion.
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