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China aims to develop shale gas industry

February 3, 2014
Chinese authorities are looking for ways to respond to climate change swiftly and effectively, turning their attention towards fracking and other non-conventional methods for energy production in the hope that the country will be able to radically cut down on its coal use.
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Another Ranbaxy facility lands on FDA blacklist

January 29, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added Ranbaxy's Toansa plant to the list of Indian facilities included on the consent decree dated January 2012.
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Water scarcity drives Indian market for POE water treatment systems

January 28, 2014
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

January 22, 2014
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

January 15, 2014
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

January 13, 2014
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

January 10, 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

December 30, 2013
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

December 19, 2013
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

December 4, 2013
Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt has been hit by a U.S. import alert for the second time this year.
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