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Mining companies to be forced to disclose payment details

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Canada is introducing mandatory payment disclosure rules for mining companies in a bid to increase transparency in transactions and business operations.
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Canadian refineries ramp up crude exports from US

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Canadian refineries are working to increase their use of crude oil from the United States, particularly from Texas and North Dakota.
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Global petrochemical producers rethink strategies to remain competitive

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Most petrochemical businesses have already come to the realization that the U.S. natural gas-based feedstock is giving those who use it a great advantage in terms of costs.
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Enbridge applies for capacity extension of Alberta Clipper pipeline

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Calgary-based pipeline transport company Enbridge is seeking U.S. approval to increase the capacity of a pipeline carrying crude from Alberta to Wisconsin.
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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

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As projections for the increase in global population predict a leap of two billion people by 2050, to a staggering 9.3 billion, the question of providing enough food for that many people poses a serious challenge to researchers and policymakers.
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Shale oil projected to account for 9% of 2020 global oil production

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Shale oil is set to increase its importance globally and will continue to expand in terms of production and share on the international energy market, to account for 9% of total global production.
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Monsanto develops omega-3 soybean oil

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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

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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

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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

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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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