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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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Williams plans major petrochemical investment in Alberta

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Russia bans US meat imports over feed additive

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Starting today, Russia's Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Surveillance Service is banning virtually all imports of U.S. beef, pork and turkey products over the use of the growth stimulant ractopamine, which it says may cause health problems.
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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

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Canadian authorities are not ready to deal with the consequences of a potential offshore oil leak, according to a new report released by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development.
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Arlington council approves controversial drilling operation expansion

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A new natural gas well is on the agenda for Arlington, Texas, after the Arlington City Council approved the project for a second well on what proved to be a controversial site.
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