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LSB Industries takes gas supplier to court over alleged negligence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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