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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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Dow Chemical Employee Dies After Fall in Michigan Plant

Dow Chemical Co. says an employee has died following a fall at one of its facilities in Midland, Mich., reports the Associated Press. The company says in a statement that
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Huntsman Plans to Expand in India

The Wall Street Journal reports, Huntsman Corp. plans to expand and acquire companies in India to keep up with customer demand. The company expects to double revenue from India in
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Dow Chemical CEO Pay $17.7 Million in 2010

The Associated Press reports, Dow Chemical Co.''s top executive received a 13 percent increase in compensation last year with a pay package valued at $17.7 million, according to calculations based
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Cephalon Wins Patent Suit Against Watson

Cephalon, Inc. announced that the United States District Court in Delaware has upheld the validity of Cephalon''s U.S. Patent Number 6,264,981 patent and found that Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.''s proposed generic version
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Bayer Drops Plan for Toxic MIC Production

Bayer CropScience is abandoning plans to resume production in West Virginia of a toxic chemical that killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in the world''s deadliest industrial disaster. Bayer
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