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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

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

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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Explosion at Pemex headquarters kills 36, injures at least 100

The explosion occurred at the basement of the administrative building, located in immediate vicinity of the company's 52-story main office tower, where several thousand people were working at the time of the incident.
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Canadian petrochemicals industry faces major obstacles

The Canadian petrochemicals industry has the potential to grow dramatically thanks to low natural gas prices, but a number of obstacles are standing in its way.
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Countries around the world consider fracking after US success

Tempted by the U.S. shale gas revolution that could soon see that country top the charts in natural gas production, countries around the world are considering introducing the same technology, in the hope of achieving similar results.
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Converting plastics to fuel might prove major energy source for Canada

If the entire amount of non-recycled plastics that end up in Canada's landfills is converted to fuel, the produced energy would be enough to run 600,000 automobiles per year.
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North America will become energy market leader by 2030, BP predicts

According to BP, the next two decades will witness strong growth in production of gas and oil from unconventional sources, which will cause a significant change in global energy markets.
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Pipeline project delays harm Canada’s crude oil sector

Delays in the construction of new pipelines are detrimental to Canada's energy sector, as transportation of crude oil is prevented by lack of infrastructure.
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US plastics industry export grows in 2012

According to new data from the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the end of 2011 marked a growth for the U.S. plastics industry, with the first recorded job increase since 1999.
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US EPA launches research into hormone-like chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a study into the possible influence of hormone-like chemicals used in food, cosmetics, pesticides and plastics on people's health.
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