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China's nitrous oxide emissions soar 37-fold between 1990 and 2012

May 12, 2014
Estimated emissions of nitrous oxide in China will triple by 2020 unless urgent measures to reduce emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas are taken.
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Mixed oil-sector investment picture in Asia

China and Malaysia among countries whose companies are adjusting approach
May 1, 2014
When making investment decisions, Asian oil and gas companies must weigh the region’s continuing industrial growth against North America’s potential to supply inexpensive petroleum products based on abundantly exploited shale gas reserves.
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PetroChina, Asia Trans Gas expand their use of sophisticated software

Proven value leads to expanded use of process-modeling, collaboration-supporting and knowledge-based solutions
May 1, 2014
China is the world’s largest consumer of energy, second largest of crude oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Analysts say China will be the world’s largest crude oil importer within a year.
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US wholesale sector consolidation hits Indian drug makers

April 30, 2014
The U.S. pharmaceutical sector is going through a period of consolidation and this has already has a noticeable effect on Indian drug makers.
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Sinopec drops plans for new petrochemical projects

April 30, 2014
China's largest refiner, Sinopec Corp., has shelved plans to invest in new petrochemical projects, citing growing competition from the U.S. petrochemical sector as the main deciding factor.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

April 28, 2014
More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

April 24, 2014
The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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Explosion kills at least five at Chinese chemical plant

April 22, 2014
An explosion at a chemical factory located in east China's Jiangsu province has killed at least five people and left 10 more injured.
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Japan launches first fracking operations

April 11, 2014
Commercial production of shale oil in the northern prefecture of Akita will start at a much smaller scale than in the United States.
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New FDA import ban hits Indian drug-making industry

April 7, 2014
The FDA's campaign against substandard pharmaceutical products manufactured in India is continuing with a new import ban, this time imposed on drugs produced at a Bangalore facility owned and operated by Canadian company Apotex Inc.
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