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Water scarcity drives Indian market for POE water treatment systems

As its population keeps growing, India is finding it ever more difficult to meet the demand for clean drinking water.
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BASF boosts polyarylsulfone capacity with new South Korean plant

The South Korean plant will be capable of producing 6,000 metric tons of Ultrason polyarylsulfone a year, lifting BASF's global annual capacity to 18,000 metric tons.
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Delays in Asian coal-to-chemicals plants give oil-based facilities chance to profit

Although coal is still the dominant force on the Chinese energy market, there is an opportunity for crude-oil-based chemical plants to take off over the next three years.
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ExxonMobil launches new capacity at Singapore chemical plant

U.S. energy company ExxonMobil has announced the opening of its expanded chemical plant in Singapore that will be able to process crude oil, as well as other commodities.
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Global crude oil demand to increase in 2014

This rise in consumption is attributed to demand from countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, led by China.
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Global petrochemical market to grow by 6.7% through 2018

China is anticipated to retain its position as a world leader though 2018, as demand for petrochemicals will continue to grow faster than in other parts of the world.
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21 Chinese miners killed in explosion

According to the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, the mine was ordered to cease production in June because of numerous safety practice violations recorded there.
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FDA imposes new ban on Wockhardt drugs

Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt has been hit by a U.S. import alert for the second time this year.
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India starts aquifer mapping project

India is looking for new ways to improve its water management. Under a new pilot project launched by the federal Ministry of Water Resources, aquifers across six areas will be mapped using aerial technology.
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Sinopec pipeline blast kills at least 35 in eastern China

An eastern Chinese pipeline operated by Sinopec Corp exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people and injuring 166 more.
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