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Monsanto aims to stop leaks at Idaho mine dump

November 23, 2009
Monsanto Co. is installing a water management system at an Idaho phosphate mine the company depends on to make its Roundup weedkiller to stop the leakage of selenium and heavy
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Faulty fuel monitor likely cause of Puerto Rico fuel storage

November 18, 2009
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Video captures blast at Utah refinery

November 18, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 247 1410 11 2 1731 11.1282 0 0 0 Surveillance video shows a fireball ripping through a Utah refinery during a gas explosion that damaged
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Refinery will fight $6.8 million EPA fine

November 17, 2009
The Associated Press reports that a Wyoming refinery says it plans to fight the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s nearly $7 million fine levied for allegedly dumping hazardous waste into a
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Connecticut man sentenced to prison in oil bribe case

November 11, 2009
According to the Associated Press, a Connecticut businessman was sentenced to prison for conspiring with others to corrupt the oil privatization process in Azerbaijan. Frederic Bourke, 53, of Greenwich,
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Siemens to supply latest coal gasification technology in US

November 11, 2009
Tenaska, based in Omaha, Nebraska, has chosen Siemens Energy to provide the coal gasification technology for its Taylorville Energy Center. With a gross capacity of 730 megawatt the advanced clean
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Sanofi taps biotech firm to help pipeline

November 11, 2009
The New York Times reports Sanofi-Aventis has said it would pay an additional $1 billion over eight years to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for the discovery of new drugs. The agreement
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Oil companies evacuate workers as Ida approaches

November 10, 2009
According to the Associated Press, oil companies evacuated workers from operations in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Storm Ida approached. Chevron Corp. said it removed enough employees to affect
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Australian oil spill recovery could take up to 7 years

November 4, 2009
An Australian official says the cleanup of a huge oil spill in pristine Australian waters could take as long as seven years, reports the Associated Foreign Press. Approximately 28,000 barrels
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Climate change exposes the oil and gas industry to risk

November 3, 2009
In a new Acclimatize report, over three quarters of the world''s oil and gas companies surveyed believe inevitable climate change could impact their business: increasing downtime, system failures and safety;
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