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Report praises Alberta for its pipeline safety

August 28, 2013
Alberta has the best regulatory framework of all Canadian provinces when it comes to pipeline safety and the oil and gas industry as a whole, a new independent review found.
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UK oil, gas production drops sharply

August 22, 2013
UK production of oil and gas has dropped sharply, raising questions over the future of the industry, British industry leaders have warned.
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Chevron remains confident about fracking opportunities in Central, Eastern Europe

August 22, 2013
U.S. oil supermajor Chevron believes that Central and Eastern Europe will warm up to fracking and throw support behind the company's exploration projects.
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Middle East to remain top oil supplier over next five years

August 20, 2013
Despite the rapid growth in U.S. oil and gas production, the Middle East will remain global leader in energy supply.
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Uganda's first refinery expected to start operations by 2018

August 19, 2013
Uganda expects its first oil refinery to start operations by 2018. The facility will have an initial capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, the aim being to reach 60,000 barrels by 2020.
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Veolia Water, Petrobras sign contract for oil-bearing secondary material processing unit

August 13, 2013
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Brazil and Veolia Water Americas signed a contract with Petrobras to design, build, own and operate an oil-bearing secondary material processing unit at its Alberto Pasqualini REFAP Refinery located in Porto Alegre, South Brazil.
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Australian mining giant targets US shale gas expansion

August 12, 2013
In a bid to capitalize on growing global demand for commodities, the world's largest miner plans an expansion of its U.S. shale oil and gas operations.
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Honeywell's UOP to revamp Japanese petrochemical facility

August 7, 2013
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Taiyo Oil Co. Ltd. to supply technology and catalysts to improve operational flexibility and increase petrochemical production at Taiyo's Shikoku Operations in Ehime, Japan.
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US oil, gas companies embrace recycling of fracking water

July 22, 2013
Many fracking companies in states like Texas, where drought is a major problem, are facing pressure from regulators to reduce the amount of water they use in their fracking fluids.
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Crude oil train explosion kills 60 in Quebec

July 15, 2013
About 60 people are believed to have died after the huge explosion of a train carrying oil from the Bakken oil region in North Dakota to a refinery on the east coast of Canada.
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