A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

Ramp up delayed for Exxon Mobil’s Torrance refinery

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A hearing set for Wednesday morning was delayed.
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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, smoke billows from a residential complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. A fire broke out at the residential complex used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco. (Saudi Interior Ministry General Directorate of Civil Defense via AP)

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 10

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A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, killing at least 10 people.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2 crew members injured after pipeline ruptures in Gulf

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The cause of the rupture is under investigation.
Commercial vessels spray water on the fire aboard the West Delta 32 production platform. (Coast Guard photo)

Houston’s Black Elk Energy facing criminal charges for fatal Gulf explosion

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Houston-based Black Elk Energy faces six criminal counts for a blast at a Gulf of Mexico production platform that killed three workers and injured others.
(Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Texas gasoline prices drop as Midwest sees a price spike

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Average retail gasoline prices in Houston fell 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,559 gas outlets in Houston.
A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

California refinery may restart next month following February blast

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An application was filed Wednesday to set a Sept. 2 hearing for Exxon Mobil to restart an old piece of equipment, called an electrostatic precipitator, or ESP, while the damaged equipment that exploded is still being repaired, said Mohsen Nazemi, deputy executive officer of engineering and compliance for the South Coast Air Quality Management District regulating body in California.
Marine police officers hold pieces recovered from the helicopter which crashed into a lagoon at the Oworonshoki district of Lagos, on August 12, 2015.  At least four people were killed and six wounded when a helicopter plunged into a lagoon in Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos on August 12, emergency services said. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Oklahoma man killed in helicopter crash in Nigeria

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Marine police and fishermen calling for body bags raced to a dock Thursday and delivered the bodies of Capt. Joseph “Jay” Wyatt of Oklahoma and First Officer Peter Bellow of Nigeria, according to the helicopter’s owner, Bristow Group of Houston, Texas. A statement from the company did not give Wyatt’s home town.
(AP file photo/George Osodi)

Helicopter flying from oil rig crashes in Nigeria, killing 4

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Spokesman Yakubu Dati of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said the helicopter belongs to Bristow, a Houston, Texas-based firm that charters helicopters to oil and gas companies.
A member of Exxon Mobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Judge OKs agreement ending lawsuit over Arkansas oil leak

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U.S. District Judge Kris Baker said Wednesday the agreement complies with the Clean Water Act and is fair to ExxonMobil and the governments.
Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique team members, left, evaluate oil coverage as a hand crew worker scraps areas affected by an oil spill at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Justice Department probes Plains pipeline spill

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Plains disclosed the ongoing probes and the possibility of civil and criminal charges tied to the incident in an earnings filing this week.