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Thousands protest at Chinese chemical plant

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Australian chemical facility shut down after chemical leak

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3M Names New Executive Vice President

3M Co. named Michael Vale executive vice president of its Consumer and Office Business division, succeeding Joe Harlan, who is leaving to take a top management post at Dow Chemical
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Sinopec and Syntroleum Announce Grand Opening of Demonstration Plant

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and Syntroleum Corporation announced today the grand opening of the Sinopec/Syntroleum Demonstration Facility (SDF) located in Zhenhai, China, according to a press release. SDF
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Gevo Plans to Build Hydrocarbon Processing Demonstration Plant

In a press release statement, Gevo, Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, announced it plans to work with South Hampton Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Arabian American
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Total, Arkema Lose EU Appeals of Cartel Fine

Total SA, Europe’s largest refiner, and its former subsidiary Arkema SA lost European Union court appeals against a 78.6 million-euro ($112 million) fine levied for unlawful price-fixing of bleaching chemicals.
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Sinopec to Invest Billions in New Refinery in East China

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., also known as Sinopec, is planning to invest more than 100 billion yuan (15.43 billion U.S. dollars) for a new refining complex in China''s east
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Feds: Dust a Factor in Fire at Tennessee Plant

A federal agency investigating a fatal fire at a Hoeganaes Corp. chemical plant in Tennessee said a corroded pipe leaking hydrogen gas caused an explosion that ignited combustible iron dust
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Four Workers Killed in UK Refinery Explosion

Bloomberg reports, four workers were killed when a storage tank exploded and caused a fire at Chevron Corp (CVX)’s Pembroke plant in Wales, in the U.K.’s worst refinery disaster
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Dow Chemical to Build New Chemical Plants

The Associated Press reports, Dow Chemical Co. will increase its ethylene and propylene production to cash in on higher U.S. natural gas production from shale. The chemical company said it
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