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Evacuations ordered following New Mexico biofuel plant explosions

May 28, 2014
About 1,200 residents in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, were ordered to evacuate on May 27 after a series of explosions were recorded at a biofuel facility in the area.
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Sulfuric acid leak shuts down West Virginia silica plant

May 27, 2014
A sulfuric acid leak at a West Virginia silica plant caused a shutdown of the facility on May 13, according to information provided by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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SABIC plans crude-to-chemicals facility in Saudi Arabia

May 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia may be the first country in the Middle East to see an operating oil-to-chemicals processing facility.
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LSB Industries takes gas supplier to court over alleged negligence

May 16, 2014
Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. has started legal action against French multinational gas company Air Liquide, accusing the supplier of negligence that led to an explosion at LSB's Arkansas chemical plant.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

May 14, 2014
The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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China's nitrous oxide emissions soar 37-fold between 1990 and 2012

May 12, 2014
Estimated emissions of nitrous oxide in China will triple by 2020 unless urgent measures to reduce emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas are taken.
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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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