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Aramco selects KBR for chemical plant

July 16, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco and The Dow Chemical Co. have awarded KBR Inc. a contract to manage the construction of a chemicals and plastics
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BP freezes severance payments to ex-CEO

July 10, 2007
According to the Associated Press, BP PLC has temporarily frozen severance payments worth around 2 million pounds (US$4 million; euro2.9 million) owed to former Chief Executive John Browne and former
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Tyson Foods, Syntroleum to build United States’ first commercial synthetic fuels plant

June 25, 2007
Prime Newswire reports that Tyson Foods, Inc. and Syntroleum Corporation, a Tulsa-based synthetic fuels technology company, will announce the formation of Dynamic Fuels LLC, which will produce synthetic fuels targeting
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Supreme Court declines case of Alabama leukemia victim''s widow

June 11, 2007
According to the Associated Press, the widow of a leukemia victim failed to persuade the Supreme Court to consider allowing her to sue oil companies over her husband''s exposure to
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Government plans more refinery inspections

June 11, 2007
Federal regulators plan to intensify their scrutiny of oil refineries to identify problems that have caused a spate of fatal accidents in the petroleum industry in recent years, according to
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Siberian court throws out BP lawsuit

May 28, 2007
The Associated Press reports that a Siberian court recently threw out a lawsuit filed by the BP PLC''s local subsidiary over the amount of gas it produces, opening the way
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Rohm & Haas boosts green R&D spending

May 28, 2007
Specialty materials company Rohm and Haas Co. said it will devote half of its $300 million research and development budget in 2007 to environmentally advanced technologies, its largest percentage yet,
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Dow to build in China, Saudi Arabia

May 21, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. plans to build multibillion-dollar production complexes in Saudi Arabia and China by entering into pacts with large energy companies in those nations, the Associated Press reports. Dow
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ExxonMobil returning $2 million to New Hampshire

April 30, 2007
The Associated Press reports that ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to repay more than $2 million it received from New Hampshire to clean up gasoline spills at some of its stations.
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Cleaning up ethanol plants

April 17, 2007
As the ethanol industry continues to boom, so does it’s search for new and better ways of increasing profitability. One of the best ways to reduce operating costs is
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