• PacifiCorp Seeks to Decarbonize the West

    SUGAR LAND--November 20, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--PacifiCorp (Portland, Oregon), an electric utility unit of Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated (NYSE:BRKA) (Omaha, Nebraska), is using its broad generation and transmission footprint across six Western states to advocate for what it sees as "sound energy policy," which includes "decarbonizing the West," Cindy Crane, president and chief executive of Rocky Mountain Power (Salt Lake City, Utah), recen
  • DOE Green Lights Northern Pass Canada-to-New England Power Transmission Project

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Department of Energy (DOE) Presidential Permit in hand, Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) (Hartford, Connecticut) is one step closer to having all its regulatory ducks in a row to begin construction on the $1.6 billion Northern Pass hydroelectricity transmission project, which will carry power from Canada to New England.Within this article:Status of the Northern Pass Overhead and Underground Transmission Line.
  • AES Corporation's $15.4 Billion in Active Projects Prioritize Natural Gas-Fired, LNG Facilities

    SUGAR LAND--November 20, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Hurricanes in the Caribbean are among the recent setbacks facing AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) (Arlington, Virginia), which is building up its natural gas-fired and liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets in Central and South America. Nonetheless, the company has made significant progress recently on its capital-growth projects and the integration of its renewable acquisitions. Industrial Info is tracking more th
  • Phillips 66 Keeps Eye on the Future With Continued Growth Projects Across All Areas

    SUGAR LAND--November 20, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) (Houston, Texas) has a presence in virtually all segments of the oil and gas sector, including terminals, natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation, pipelines and refining.The company had invested approximately $1.3 billion in capital expenditures through the third quarter of this year and plans for 2018 capital spending to be between $2 billion and $3 billion.Industrial Info is track
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  • EPA Delays Deadlines for Effluent Limitations Guidelines

    SUGAR LAND--November 20, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed certain deadlines associated with the effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) for steam electric power plants. The regulatory action revises the 2015 ruling that applied to flue gas desulfurization, wastewater and bottom-ash transport water, and delays the ruling's compliance date from November 2018 to November 2020.The delay will provide relief to
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 17, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), Scana Corporation (NYSE:SCG), Suncor Energy Incorporated (NYSE:SU)
  • Siemens Gamesa Axing 6,000 Jobs as Wind Sales Dip

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 20, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The newly formed wind turbine giant Siemens-Gamesa (Madrid, Spain) is to cut 6,000 jobs worldwide in a effort to become more "competitive."
    Within this article: Details job cuts, financial results and predictions, state of wind turbine market
  • Suncor Targets 10% Production Growth for 2018, Cuts Capex Forecast

    SUGAR LAND--November 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Canadian energy giant Suncor Energy Incorporated (NYSE:SU) (Calgary, Alberta) has reduced its 2018 capital-spending outlay by roughly $588 million. Industrial Info is tracking nearly $33 billion in active Suncor oil sands projects, including $9.5 billion that are under construction.
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  • Facebook Data Centers Push for Renewable Energy

    SUGAR LAND--November 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (Menlo Park, California) is committed to using only renewable energy for its data centers. As demand for social media, instant messaging and smart-device access to electronic data continues to rise, so does the need for ever-larger data centers to handle the increased network traffic. One of the most important factors in data-center construction is the availability of large amounts of
  • Massive Biomass Boiler Arrives at George's River Energy Site in Maine

    SUGAR LAND--November 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The massive biomass boiler that will produce renewable energy for George's River Energy LLC (Searsmont, Maine) made a 50-mile trip from the Sprague Terminal in Searsport, Maine, to its final destination at the biomass power plant's site at Robbins Lumber Mill in Searsmont, Maine.Within this article: Details on the new power-generation facility and its outlook.
  • Europe Agrees to Changes in World's Biggest Carbon-trading Market

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 17, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The future of the world's largest emissions-trading market has been assured following the successful conclusion of two years of negotiations between 28 European Union (EU) nations andthe European Parliament.
    Within this article: Details approval of changes to the ETS, current state of the system, reaction from the power sector
  • China's Investment in Mining Drops 9.1% for First 10 Months of 2017

    BEIJING--November 17, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--From January through October 2017, China's investment in mining totaled $112.73 billion, a drop of 9.1% from the same period in 2016, according to a recent report form China's National Bureau of Statistics. Growth in the first 10 months of 2017 was -9.2%; in particular, investments from the private sector totaled $62.63 billion, a drop of 18.8%.Within this article: Details on China's mining industry for the
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  • Bechtel's $152 Billion in Active Projects Fueled by Demand for LNG, Natural Gas-Fired Plants

    SUGAR LAND--November 16, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Bechtel Group Incorporated (San Francisco, California) is maintaining its role as a top engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider for natural-gas fired, combined-cycle (NGCC) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the U.S. and abroad. Facilities built by Bechtel account for nearly one-third of global LNG capacity. Industrial Info is tracking more than $152 billion in active projects in
  • U.S., Canada Railways Fare Well in Third Quarter

    SUGAR LAND--November 16, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--All said and done, U.S. and Canadian freight rail companies enjoyed a good third quarter this year, with stronger revenues driven in part by higher intermodal traffic in most cases, and movement of certain commodities.Within this article:BNSF warehouse project in Edgerton, KansasAdditional companies:Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated (NYSE:BRKA), Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), Canadian National Railwa
  • PotashCorp-Agrium Merger on Target for Completion by End of Year

    SUGAR LAND--November 16, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--With recent approval of the pending transaction by regulators in China, the merger between nutrient and crop services providers Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (PotashCorp) (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) and Agrium Incorporated (NYSE:AGU) (Calgary, Alberta) is set to close by the end of the year.Industrial Info is tracking $1.57 billion in PotashCorp and Agrium projects.Within this article:Detail
  • U.K. Talks Down Brexit Impact on Energy Security

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 16, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The U.K. believes it can maintain a close energy relationship with Europe after Brexit despite growing concerns that the country will not have enough expertise to finish major power projects.Within this article: Details Brexit impact on U.K. nuclear sector, affected projects, proposed solutions
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 15, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)
  • China's Power Consumption Up 5% in October

    BEIJING--November 16, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--In October, China's overall social power consumption reached 513 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), an increase of 5% year over year, which was 2.2 percentage points lower than the previous month. From January through October 2017, China's accumulative social power consumption reached 5,201.8 billion kWh, an increase of 6.7%, which was 0.2 percentage point lower than the same period of the previous year, accordin
  • Cheniere Keeps Eye on Future Growth in the Midst of LNG Projects

    SUGAR LAND--November 15, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas) is underway with the construction of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains at its facilities in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Sabine Pass in Louisiana and is already planning for more. The first four trains at the Sabine Pass facility have been completed, with a fifth under construction.At the company's site in Corpus Christi, two trains are under c
  • Total S.A. Notches Up Growth in Production, Refining Margins as Demand Strengthens

    SUGAR LAND--November 15, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) (Paris, France) is seeing solid improvement on two fronts: a strong demand for petroleum products is boosting its refining margins, and project ramp-ups and higher commodity prices have accelerated production rates. Industrial Info is tracking more than $40 billion in active projects involving Total and its subsidiaries, including more than $16 billion worth that are nearing or under
  • Power Restoration Slogs on in Puerto Rico

    SUGAR LAND--November 15, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Work continues on power restoration in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, with an emphasis on rebuilding the island's transmission and distribution system.Within this article:Status of grid repairs in Puerto Rico.Additional companies:Mammoth Energy Services Incorporated (NASDAQ:TUSK), Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)
  • China's Natural Gas Output Up 15.4% in October 2017, Nearly 10% for Year-to-Date

    BEIJING--November 15, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Driven by the decline of coal-fired generation and booming demand for cleaner alternatives, China's natural gas production has been growing rapidly since the beginning of 2017. In October, China's output of natural gas reached 12.41 billion cubic meters, an increase of 15.4% from October 2016, according to an announcement from China's National Bureau of Statistics on November 14; the daily average output rea
  • Air Products Forecasts More than $1 Billion Capex for New Fiscal Year

    SUGAR LAND--November 15, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Executives with Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated (NYSE:APD) (Allentown, Pennsylvania) say they are confident the industrial gases company will continue to perform well going into the new fiscal year, with capital expenditures expected to be in the range of $1 billion to $1.2 billion, compared with $1.07 billion for the just-ended fiscal year. Industrial Info is tracking 87 active Air Products proje
  • SSE Merging With npower To Create New U.K. Energy Giant

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 15, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The U.K.'s "Big Six" energy utilities are about to become the "Big Five" following the news that SSE plc (Perth, Scotland) and npower (Swindon, England) are to merge operations to create a new independent energy supply firm.Within this article: Details merger between leading U.K. energy companies, impact on the market
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 14, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:, Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) (NYSE:PBR), Tellurian Incorporated (NASDAQ:TELL), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP), Suncor Energy Incorporated (NYSE:SU), Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ), PBF Energy Incorporated (NYDE:PBF)
  • Power Executive: Electricity Storage the 'Swiss Army Knife of Energy'

    SUGAR LAND--November 14, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Electricity storage projects come in all shapes and sizes, from pumped-storage hydroelectric projects as large as 1,000 megawatts (MW) to battery-storage projects of well under 1 MW, speakers told the 4th Annual Western Power Summit in late October.
  • AECOM's $54 Billion in Active Projects Point to Growing Role in Infrastructure Buildouts

    SUGAR LAND--November 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM) (Los Angeles, California), a provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, boasted a record value for contract wins, and sharp growth in revenues and earnings, for its 2017 fiscal year. A major acquisition and strong hopes for infrastructure spending were among the positive factors for the year, which also saw strong demand from the transport
  • Tellurian Signs Bechtel as EPC Contractor for Driftwood LNG Terminal

    SUGAR LAND--November 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Future liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Tellurian Incorporated (NASDAQ:TELL) (Houston, Texas), the company founded by former Cheniere Energy (NYSE:LNG) (Houston) Chief Executive Officer Charif Souki, has engaged Bechtel Group Incorporated (San Francisco, California) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the company's planned Driftwood LNG terminal, which will be constructed near L
  • PBF Sees Smooth Sailing in Third Quarter After Heavy Turnarounds

    SUGAR LAND--November 14, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--With the bulk of planned turnaround work behind it for the year, PBF Energy Incorporated (NYDE:PBF) (Parsippany, New Jersey) saw all five of its refineries operating for almost all of an entire quarter for the first time since its latest two acquisitions, the company reported recently. Industrial Info is tracking more than $400 million in active PBF capital and maintenance projects.Within this article: St
  • France Backtracks on Nuclear Shutdown Timetable

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 14, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--France will no longer push to shut down 17 nuclear reactors by 2025, as the government acknowledged that the move would be unrealistic in terms of its energy and environmental responsibilities.Within this article: Details French reversal on nuclear shutdowns, role of nuclear power and current state of nuclear fleet
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 13, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A), EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT)
  • EPC Firms Wrestle with Changing Power Market

    SUGAR LAND--November 13, 2017--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The Trump administration's repeal of the Clean Power Plan has not led to increased interest in new-build coal-fired power projects, attendees at the 4th Annual Western Power Summit told Industrial Info. "We're seen no surge of interest in coal-fired power," a representative for a large engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm said at the event, held October 23-24 in Denver, Colorado
  • ArcelorMittal Forecasts Favorable Steel Market for Remainder of 2017

    SUGAR LAND--November 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Global steel producer ArcelorMittal S.A. (NYSE:MT) (Luxembourg, Luxembourg), expects favorable market conditions for the remainder of this year and into 2018, the company said in its third-quarter earnings report. Earnings for the just-ended quarter amounted to $1.2 billion, up from $680 million in third-quarter 2016. Industrial Info is tracking more than $9 billion in ArcelorMittal project activity, with
  • Encana Sticks to $1.7 Billion in Capital Spending for 2017 as U.S., Canadian Shales Show Promise

    SUGAR LAND--November 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Oil prices may have been recovering in the past few months, but Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (Calgary, Alberta) is not taking the improved market for granted. The company has opted not to spend more than planned on production, citing cost inflation and the possibility of unrest in Saudi Arabia and other hotspots, despite strong third-quarter results in its shale plays. Industrial Info is tracking more th
  • National Grid to Step Up Capital Investment in U.S.

    SUGAR LAND--November 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--As political debate around the re-nationalization of energy grids mounts in the U.K., British power grid operator National Grid Plc (NYSE:NGG) (Warwick, England) is upping capital investments and growing its asset base in the U.S. Industrial Info is tracking more than $1.8 billion in active National Grid projects, including $370 million that are under construction in the U.S.$93 million Aquidneck Island R
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Celebrates Startup of Texas Polyethylene Units

    SUGAR LAND--November 13, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (CPChem) (The Woodlands, Texas), on Friday announced it was celebrating the commercial startup of two polyethylene units at the company's site in Old Ocean, Texas.CPChem is a joint venture of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) (San Ramon, California) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) (Houston, Texas).The units will produce a combined 2.2 billion pounds per year of polyethylene.In
  • Denmark's Coal-to-Biomass Conversion Begins

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 13, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Work has started to convert Denmark's largest coal-fired power plant to biomass as the country works to ditch coal-fired power by 2025.Within this article: Details start of coal-to-biomass conversion, scope of works, budget and planned changes in Denmark's energy mix
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 10, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP), Andeavor Corporation (NYSE:ANDV)
  • Babcock & Wilcox Cuts Work Force, Plays Role in $7.4 Billion in Projects

    SUGAR LAND--November 10, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Power technology provider Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Incorporated (NYSE:BW) (B&W) (Charlotte, North Carolina) plans to cut 450 jobs, or about 9%, from its global workforce following steep losses attributed to its renewables division, which is focused on waste-to-energy projects. Industrial Info is tracking $7.4 billion in active projects involving B&W, almost all of which are nearing or unde
  • TransCanada Expects Decision on Keystone XL by End of Month

    SUGAR LAND--November 10, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) reports that it spent approximately C$2.5 billion ($1.97 billion) in capital spending in the third quarter of this year.A decision on the possible completion of one of TransCanada's most controversial projects, the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is expected from the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) by the end of this month.Within this article:Details of some of T
  • Andeavor Third-Quarter Profits Leap on Strong Refinery Operations

    SUGAR LAND--November 10, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Bolstered by its Refining segment, Andeavor Corporation (NYSE:ANDV) (San Antonio, Texas) reported $551 million in earnings for third-quarter 2017, a jump from $170 million in third-quarter 2016. Industrial Info is tracking nearly $1.8 billion in project activity by the refining, marketing and logistics company.Within this article: Mixed xylene unit addition at Andeavor's 120,000-BBL/d Anacortes Refinery.
  • Bulgaria Extends Life of Last Nuclear Plant

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 9, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--Bulgaria has thrown a lifeline to its Kozloduy nuclear plant by granting a 10-year life extension for Unit 5 to continue operating until 2027.Within this article: Details life extension for Unit 5 reactor, related new nuclear plant plans and construction start on nuclear waste facility
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 9, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (NYSE:TLP), Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA), Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), Sempra Energy(NYSE:SRE), Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG), Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL)
  • DowDuPont Plans $3 Billion in Post-Merger Cost Reductions

    SUGAR LAND--November 7, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--DowDuPont Incorporated (NYSE:DWDP) (Midland, Michigan, and Wilmington, Delaware) plans to eliminate jobs and consolidate or close some facilities in an effort to save $3 billion. Industrial Info is tracking more than $3.5 billion in active DowDuPont projects, including about $2 billion worth that are under construction.Within this article: Details on DowDuPont's Freeport ethylene unit expansion and other p
  • ConocoPhillips to Invest $5.5 Billion Per Year through 2020 as it Stresses Profits Over Production

    SUGAR LAND--November 9, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) (Houston, Texas) is eager to take advantage of the recent recovery in oil prices, but is cautiously emphasizing profitability and efficiency over aggressive growth. Its top spots for development are the Eagle Ford and Permian shales of Texas, which are expected to fuel 5% growth each year at the company for the rest of the decade. Industrial Info is tracking almost $54 billion in
  • Shell Highlights Petchems as Part of Growth Strategy

    SUGAR LAND--November 9, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands) says it will soon begin the main construction phase of its petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, highlighting the company's emphasis on higher capital investments in the segment.Within this article:Shell petrochemicals complex project in Pennsylvania.
  • Energy Transfer Reports Successful Third Quarter, Rover Pipeline to Be in Service by First-Quarter 2018

    SUGAR LAND--November 9, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) (Dallas, Texas) reported a successful third-quarter 2017, with net income rising to $761 million in the quarter, from $138 million in third-quarter 2016.The company is making headway with several major projects, including its $4.2 billion Rover natural gas pipeline in the eastern U.S. and a natural gas processing plant in West Texas.Industrial Info is tracking $15.3 bill
  • Belgium Funds Three Offshore Windfarms

    GALWAY, IRELAND--November 9, 2017--Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland)--The Belgian government is to award support funding for three offshore windfarms in the North Sea with a combined generating capacity of 716 megawatts (MW).Within this article: Details power price deal for three Belgian windfarms, timeline, partners and related projects in Europe that highlight the trend for much cheaper windfarm costs and lower price per MWh deals.
  • Daily News Energy Headlines from November 8, 2017

    We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.Companies featured:Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), American Midstream Partners (NYSE:AMID), Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK)
  • New Majority Ownership Offers Brock Group More Opportunities to Grow

    SUGAR LAND--November 8, 2017--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The Brock Group (Houston, Texas) has more room to grow in existing and new end-markets under its new majority owner, according to the industrial specialty services provider. American Industrial Partners (AIP) (New York), an operationally oriented private equity firm that makes control investments in industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets, took on majority ownership of The Brock Group eff

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