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Fire out after BP Whiting refinery explosion

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An explosion and fire occurred late Wednesday at BP’s biggest U.S. refinery in Whiting, Indiana, but appears to have left no serious injuries.
NRG Energy's W.A. Parish power plant in Fort Bend County will begin capturing some of its carbon emissions in 2016. (NRG Energy photo)

Guest commentary: Partnerships needed to tackle global energy challenges

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The global energy industry must seek new avenues to meet growing demand.
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Commentary: Hitting the gas…and the brakes

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There is an interesting set of twists and turns at play between US unemployment data, vehicle sales, and gasoline demand.
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Kansas town loses bid for new trial over BP pollution suit

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The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday rejected the request from residents and officials of Neodesha, who sued in 2004 for more than $478 million in cleanup costs plus damages.
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Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says

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ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm IHS Inc., said prices at the pump would fall by about 8 cents a gallon should crude exports be allowed.
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Plains All American to build pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

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Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP said Thursday it plans to build a pipeline that would deliver as much as 200,000 barrels a day of crude oil to Valero’s Memphis plant when it’s completed in late 2016.
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Gulf Coast to benefit from refinery retrofits

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Refiners are scrambling for ways to process newly abundant light crude from U.S. shale, and much of their construction and retrofitting investment will be on the Gulf Coast.
Houston-based Blue Dolphin Energy's refinery in Nixon 54 miles east of San Antonio gets all its crude from the nearby Eagle Ford Shale.

Eagle Ford wave lifts Blue Dolphin Energy refinery

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Houston-based Blue Dolphin Energy is turning a p;rofit on a refinery east of San Antonio that gets all its feedstock from the Eagle Ford Shale.
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Tesoro names new executives

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Refiner Tesoro Corp. is hiring two new executives, including a new chief financial officer and an executive vice president for strategy.
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Refiners adapt as oil supply tips away from imports

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As more U.S.-produced oil makes its way to Gulf Coast refineries, they’re having to retool to process the domestic crude — which is a different grade than the imported oil they’re designed for but also is often cheaper.