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Monsanto develops omega-3 soybean oil

April 22, 2013
Biotechnology company Monsanto Co. has has developed a type of genetically engineered soybean oil that produces a type of fatty acid that could be processed to take the same form as omega-3 from fish.
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New Alberta pipeline in the works

April 15, 2013
A new natural gas liquids pipeline, known as the Western Reach Pipeline System, is to be set up in northwest Alberta.
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Call for tough emissions regulation for Canada's oil and gas industry

April 4, 2013
Canada's oil and gas industry will have to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 42 percent to enable the country to meet its total reduction targets by 2020.
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Canada's oil and gas industry in need of skilled workers

April 1, 2013
As Canada is investing billions in the development of its oil and gas industry, there is an urgent need for people to be recruited in this fast-growing segment of the economy.
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Williams plans major petrochemical investment in Alberta

March 22, 2013
The Tulsa, Okla.-based firm is going to open a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility, located near its existing complex in Redwater.
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Dow Chemical to build several plants on US Gulf Coast

March 22, 2013
Dow Chemical is planning to take full advantage of the low price of U.S. shale gas by investing in the construction of several processing plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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New environmental regulations to govern Canada's oil and gas industry

March 7, 2013
Canada's oil and gas businesses are likely to see new regulation governing the industry by mid-year, according to the country's environment minister Peter Kent.
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Reckitt hit by FDA approval of rival drugs

February 28, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to two generic versions of Suboxone, a drug used for treating heroin addiction, manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser.
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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

February 25, 2013
Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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Enbridge reveals plans to convert gas pipeline to oil

February 18, 2013
Enbridge Inc., the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the United States, and its partner, Energy Transfer Partners, have revealed plans to convert part of their natural gas pipeline to carry oil to the Gulf Coast, investing up to $3.4 billion in the scheme.
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