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Celanese to sell two European manufacturing facilities

July 1, 2013
Celanese Corp. intends to sell its acetic anhydride facility in Roussillon, France, and its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production unit in Tarragona, Spain.
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Total to modernize Antwerp refining and petrochemical platform

July 1, 2013
Total has approved a €1 billion modernization project for its Antwerp production facilities, the company’s largest European refining and petrochemical platform. Total says the decision is in line with the Group’s strategy of focusing its investment on its large integrated platforms to position them among the most competitive of the industry.
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European refineries struggle to stay afloat

July 1, 2013
European refineries are losing ground to their counterparts across the Atlantic, where the U.S. refining sector is flourishing thanks to its access to cheap and abundant feedstock produced from unconventional oil.
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Germany in midst of huge chemical boost

July 1, 2013
Following the hard times that German chemical companies experienced in 2009 it appears that the country's chemical industry is approaching a real renaissance, as major industry players are ready to ramp up production.
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Ukraine to focus on resources development in search for energy independence

July 1, 2013
Ukraine will keep its position as a key energy sector partner of the European Union, particularly in regard to gas transportation and storage, according to the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy.
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Third of global food production wasted or lost

June 21, 2013
According to the United Nations 1.3 billion tons -- or a third of global food production -- is wasted or lost each year.
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AstraZeneca to build new HQ, research center in Cambridge, UK

June 19, 2013
AstraZeneca is investing about £330 million ($515.6 million) in its new building, which will host a global R&D center.
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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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