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Yokogawa to supply integrated control and safety systems for Cygnus Development Project

The ICSS will feature Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP process automation system, ProSafe-RS safety system, Exaquantum production management solution and PRM asset management package.
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EU plastic waste in decline

The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
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European small businesses lack awareness of REACH

UK manufacturers' organization EEF is urging European producers to get to grips with REACH, a European Directive banning certain chemicals, warning that if they fail to comply they will face huge fines or even prison.
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Horse meat discovered in frozen beef burgers in UK

Horse meat has been detected in frozen beef burgers sold in some of Britain's biggest supermarket chains, including Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
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North Sea oil platforms closed after leak detected

The Brent pipeline network in the North Sea, which services up to 27 oil fields, has been temporarily closed following the detection of a leak in one on the platforms off Shetland, Cormorant Alpha.
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Russian petrochemical giants eye PE, PP markets

The two largest petrochemical companies in Russia, Sibur and Nizhnekamsk, have been claiming the title of leader on the country's petrochemical market over the past few years and it looks like their battle will continue in 2013.
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Scottish researchers introduce new food processing technology

A new technology that can increase the shelf-life of food products by up to three times the normal period of time, while preserving their freshness and nutritional qualities, has been developed by Scottish researchers from Queen Margaret University.
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EU chemicals industry faces gloomy 2013

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has made a downward revision of its projection for Europe's chemicals output in 2012, the organization has announced.
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UK to introduce new offshore oil and gas production rules

The British government is introducing new rules that aim to increase safety standards and environmental care in the UK's offshore oil and gas industry.
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Gazprom presses ahead with South Stream, asks EU for special status

The South Stream pipeline project that will see Russian natural gas flow to Eastern and Central Europe carried by pipes laid under the Black Sea and across the Balkans is moving ahead.
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