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North America

The case for crude oil exports

Shale ramifications slice a swath across upstream services, gas processing, petrochemicals and numerous points in between
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

Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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TransCanada wins firm natural gas transportation commitments for ANR

Calgary-based pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. has secured long-term commitments for the transportation of nearly 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day via its ANR pipeline system.
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US accounts for 10% of global oil production

The nation's average daily output of tight oil between October and December last year stood at 3.22 million barrels per day.
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Canadian crude unlikely to prevent North Dakota oil industry growth

If the United States moves to approve the proposed major pipelines carrying Canadian crude, the effect of the increased import of crude from north of the border may not be as significant as many industry representatives claim.
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Enbridge gets approval for major pipeline reversal

Canada's National Energy Board has given the green light to Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow of the pipeline known as Line 9, carrying crude oil from Montreal to Sarnia, Ontario.
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US, Indian officials meet to discuss drug safety

India and the United States have been locked in a regulatory conflict over generic pharmaceutical products distributed on the U.S. market.
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Mexico's Neolpharma opens R&D facility in Puerto Rico

The Center for the Development and Innovation of Pharmaceutical Products, or Cediprof, will focus on research and experimentation of generic drugs.
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PepsiCo unveils $5 billion investment program for Mexico

PepsiCo said it would spread the spending over five years, focusing on four key areas: innovation and brand building, infrastructure, agriculture and community
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Canada's meat processing safety system rated as 'adequate'

A USDA audit found that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency needs to improve its oversight on meat processing facilities, especially as it relates to humane handling of animals and sanitation.
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