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French parliamentary commission calls for change in fracking ban

June 11, 2013
Hydraulic fracturing has once again become an issue of heated debate in France, as political parties, industries and the public have all shared different opinions about using the technique to drill for shale gas and oil.
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Statoil finds new oil reserves in North Sea

June 3, 2013
Shortly after it announced what is considered to be the biggest oil discovery in the North Sea for decades, Statoil said it had made a new discovery in the area, this time in the Grane field.
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European pumps market for food & beverage to focus on energy efficiency

May 20, 2013
Although the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe means that market participants are in for a bumpy ride, the processed food industry is set to bail out the European pumps market for the food and beverage industry over the short-term.
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Dutch company develops self-heating baby bottle

May 13, 2013
An innovative self-heating package specifically designed for semi-liquid food like baby formula has been developed by Dutch company Aestech.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

May 9, 2013
The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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Honeywell to automate systems at new steam production plant in Finland

May 3, 2013
The contract, awarded by environmental management specialists Ekokem, covers all building automation, process control, and safety systems for a new bubble fluidized-bed (BFB) boiler site.
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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

May 1, 2013
The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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Bayer to acquire birth control company for $1.1 billion

April 29, 2013
Conceptus' flagship product is the Essure® procedure, a non-surgical permanent birth control method sold in the United States and other countries.
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Statoil discovers new North Sea oil reserves

April 24, 2013
Norwegian energy giant Statoil announced Friday that it had found "significant" new oil resources in the North Sea.
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UK publishes new oil and gas strategy

April 22, 2013
The British coalition government has announced the UK Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy, which demonstrates the country's renewed interest in utilizing reserves in the North Sea.
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