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Phillips 66 reports strong Q1 performance for midstream, chemical

May 5, 2014
U.S. refining giant Phillips 66 has reported a 12 percent increase in profit in the first quarter of the year, with its midstream and chemical businesses playing a major role in the quarter's strong performance.
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Projected US bulk chemicals output varies across alternative energy price scenarios

April 30, 2014
Projected bulk chemicals production is quite sensitive to alternative assumptions regarding long-term oil prices and domestic oil and natural gas resources.
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Chemical Safety Board slams regulators for failing to prevent Texas fertilizer plant explosion

April 28, 2014
The deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Co.'s plant in Texas could have been prevented, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board claims.
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University of California secures funding for research into chemical life cycles

April 23, 2014
The U.S. EPA has awarded a multi-million-dollar grant to the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a study into the impact of chemicals throughout their entire life cycle.
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Explosion kills at least five at Chinese chemical plant

April 22, 2014
An explosion at a chemical factory located in east China's Jiangsu province has killed at least five people and left 10 more injured.
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ExxonMobil Chemical opens synthetic base stocks production plant in Texas

April 18, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility that will allow the company to produce up to 50,000 tons of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks annually.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

April 15, 2014
The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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Health organizations warn of chemical exposure risks to pregnant women

March 26, 2014
Exposure to toxic chemicals used in the production of a wide range of household products and other everyday objects could have a negative effect on many people's reproductive health.
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Florida regulator takes action against chemical company for soil contamination

March 26, 2014
Florida environmental officials have taken formal enforcement action against Utah-based Thatcher Chemical of Florida, Inc., following the company's improper disposal of chemical waste near its facility at DeLand and Palmetto, Fla.
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Emergency crews respond to Michigan chemical plant incident

March 17, 2014
A chemical reaction at a manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 13 caused an evacuation of the surrounding area.
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