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Dow to construct new ethylene production plant in Texas

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Dow Chemical Company today announced that it will construct a new world-scale ethylene production plant at Dow Texas Operations in Freeport, Texas, as part of
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Microturbines extensively applied in Eagle Ford Shale Play

Capstone Turbine Corp., Chatsworth, Calif., announces it continues to expand its presence in the Eagle Ford Shale Play with the sale of 30 more C65 microturbines. Capstone distributor Horizon
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American Chemistry Council promotes shale gas as key to renewing manufacturing

WASHINGTON — Officials from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) testified Wednesday at a Congressional field hearing in Fairmont, W.Va., to discuss the role that shale gas plays in the
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‘Giant’ Louisiana plant will convert natural gas into diesel fuel

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is considering building a giant plant in Louisiana that would convert natural gas into diesel fuel, reports from the Wall Street Journal and other media
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Oklahoma saltwater disposal well completed, capable of absorbing 150 million barrels

Dallas-based Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc. says it has completed its saltwater disposal well and facility by successfully drilling to 6,500 feet into the Arbuckle formation in Oklahoma. Due
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Brazil’s Braskem reported net loss of $111 million last quarter

SAO PAOLO, Brazil — Brazilian petrochemical giant Braskem reported a net loss of $111 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to NASDAQ.com. Braskem blamed the loss on
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Shell chooses site near Pittsburgh for petrochemical plant

PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co. has chosen a site near Pittsburgh for a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant that will convert natural gas liquids into other chemicals such as ethylene,
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Investigation finds Citgo refinery leak ran for five months

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigation found that an alkylation unit at Citgo Petroleum Corp.''s Corpus Christi refinery was leaking for five months before spilling
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Williams buys Marcellus gas pipeline system from Caimen Energy

TULSA, Okla. — Williams Partners LP, the third- biggest U.S. pipeline partnership, agreed to buy a natural-gas pipeline system in the Marcellus Shale from closely held Caiman Energy LLC for
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Injured Valero refinery worker dies

NEW YORK — Nicolas Cuevas, a contract worker who was injured in a flash fire last week at Valero Energy Corp.’s Memphis oil refinery, has died, Fox Business reported.
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