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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

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Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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FDA's action against Ranbaxy will cost US consumers

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Indian drug-maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. was supposed to introduce three generic versions of branded products that could potentially save Americans millions of dollars, but problems related to regulation and manufacturing standards are delaying their launch.
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Canada's cabinet approves Northern Gateway pipeline

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The Canadian government has given the green light to a proposed project for constructing a pipeline to a terminal at the Pacific Coast that would serve as a starting point for oil shipments to Asia.
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IEA: Canada can become global energy power but needs to manage costs

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Canada can profit immensely from its oil industry if it plays its cards wisely and manages to keep project costs at a reasonably low level, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Canadian pipeline operators to assume liability for oil spill damage under new rules

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Canada is toughening its rules concerning pipeline safety and response to spill damages, transferring the responsibility for oil spills to pipeline companies and making them liable for all costs associated with accidents.
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Canada, US improve oil & gas industry logistics

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Even though Canadian pipeline operators are experiencing difficulties in having major projects approved by U.S. authorities, the links between Alberta's oil fields and refineries south of the border are getting better.
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Mexico's petrochemical sector to benefit from energy reforms

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Mexico has been preparing for a significant shake-up of its energy sector, which may be particularly beneficial for the country's petrochemical sector.
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Canadian researchers work on new water treatment method to cut carbon dioxide emissions

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Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working on a new technology that uses carbon dioxide and wastewater from oil and gas operations to produce reusable water.
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The case for crude oil exports

Shale ramifications slice a swath across upstream services, gas processing, petrochemicals and numerous points in between
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Crude oil exports would be beneficial to the United States is the near-unanimous verdict of 30 economists in a recent Associated Press poll.
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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

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Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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