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BP to close Australian refinery in 2015

April 3, 2014
BP has announced plans to close down its refinery in Brisbane, citing an inability to compete with large refinery complexes in the Asia Pacific region.
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Report on Australian water utility exposes huge water loss

March 13, 2014
State-controlled Water Corporation has been accused of allowing as much as 43 billion liters of drinking water to go to waste, either through leaks and bursts or because of faulty meters.
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Shell sells Australian refinery to Vitol

February 24, 2014
Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to sell as many as 870 service stations and its Australian refinery to Swiss oil company Vitol. The deal is worth approximately $2.6 billion.
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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 2014

February 19, 2014
Australian exports of beef and veal to the United States in 2014 are expected to drop one percent from last year's levels and reach 210,000 tons swt, according to industry research company Meat and Livestock Australia.
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Australia to advance in shale energy development

January 16, 2014
The U.S. shale energy revolution has led to a wave of shale exploration across the world, as governments are looking for ways to gain energy independence and cheap feedstock for a number of industries.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

December 16, 2013
New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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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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New Zealand company develops method for real-time meat contamination detection

April 25, 2013
A New Zealand biotechnology company has announced that it has developed a method that allows processing firms to receive real-time results from meat contamination tests.
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Major Australian food processing company goes out of business

March 25, 2013
The Windsor Farms Food Group, a major food processing and packing business based in New South Wales, Australia, is closing its doors after 37 years in business, the website SmartCompany reported.
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New Zealand considers east coast oil and gas operations

March 8, 2013
New Zealand is considering whether to develop an onshore oil and gas industry on the East Coast of the North Island, following a government report looking into the potential benefits, impacts and risks of drilling operations in the region.
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