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Americas top stories - weekly summary

ICIS News : 19-Nov-12 15:00


Americas top stories - weekly summary

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Americas for the week ended 16 November 2012.

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US EPA denies request to waive renewable fuel standard
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced that it will not grant a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Two still missing, 11 injured from oil rig fire - Coast Guard
Two people are still missing following a fire on a Black Elk Energy oil drilling rig that injured 11 on Friday, the US Coast Guard (USCG) said.

At least 9 injured in Black Elk Energy oil rig fire - Coast Guard
The US Coast Guard (USCG) is investigating a fire at a Black Elk Energy oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana, a spokesman at the USCG New Orleans sector said on Friday.

US government fines BP $4.5bn over Deepwater Horizon disaster
BP on Thursday agreed to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to settle federal criminal charges and all claims by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the UK-based oil giant in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

US to take over Saudi Arabia as top oil producer by 2020 – IEA
The US will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2020 because of the unconventional oil reserves, an energy organisation said on Monday.     

BASF to build $90m emulsion polymers plant in Texas
BASF plans to build a $90m (€71.1m) production plant for emulsion polymers at its Verbund site in Freeport, Texas, the company said on Monday.



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