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Enbridge applies for capacity extension of Alberta Clipper pipeline

May 14, 2013
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

May 6, 2013
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

April 30, 2013
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

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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