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Wintershall acquires shares in oil & gas fields from Statoil

BASF subsidiary Wintershall Holding GmbH is expanding its oil and gas holdings in the North Sea, the company announced on Friday.
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FMC to acquire crop protection company Cheminova for $1.8 billion

Chemical company FMC Corporation is to acquire Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection specialist based in Denmark.
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UK to set up food crime unit

A Food Crime Unit will be established in the United Kingdom to help strengthen consumer confidence in the country's food.
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Norway's Statoil resumes operation at In Amenas gas plant after attack

Norwegian oil company Statoil is ready to resume normal operations at its In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, following last year's attack.
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Labour Party wants stricter rules on fracking in Britain

Britain's Labour Party is aiming to amend the current infrastructure bill before the House of Lords in an attempt to strengthen the regulation covering fracking.
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Dow Microbial Control antifouling technology gains landmark EU approval

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced European Union regulatory approval of its innovative antifouling active substance - DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one).
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Ineos moves into UK shale exploration

Chemicals company Ineos has acquired a majority stake in an onshore exploration and development license in Scotland that includes its Grangemouth refining and petrochemical complex and the area around it.
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Germany's Messer builds industrial gases plant in Poland

German industrial gases specialist Messer announced last week that it is building a new production plant for industrial gases in Turek, Poland.
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Bids invited for UK onshore oil and gas licenses

A new bidding process for onshore oil and gas exploration licenses was opened by the UK government last week.
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VanDeMark Chemical acquires European phosgene producer

VanDeMark Chemical Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, has expanded its business with the acquisition of a European manufacturer of phosgene products.
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