Workers unload the first crude oil unit train to arrive at Jefferson Energy Companies' Jefferson Transload Railport facility at the Port of Beaumont in Orange County, Dec. 11, 2013.  (Mark Viator/Jefferson Energy Companies)

Crude from Colorado rides train to new railport

A trainload of crude Colorado arrived last week at a new railport in Orange County.

OSHA cites Houston manufacturer after worker struck by machine part

The agency has proposed penalties totaling $199,800 for four repeat and three serious violations, according to OSHA.
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Valero Energy Partners shares soar in trading debut

Valero Energy Partners, a master limited partnership, was formed in July by refiner Valero Energy Corp. to own pipelines and other logistics assets.
A customer puts fuel in his vehicle at a Shell gas station in Peoria, Illinois. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Exports of diesel, heating oil jump 30%

U.S. exports of diesel and other distillate fuels reached a monthly record in July as global demand for fuel grows, according to new federal data.
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Phillips 66 plans 40 percent hike in annual spending

Phillips 66 said Friday it is planning to spend $2.7 billion next year to expand its midstream and chemicals businesses, as its once most lucrative business – petrochemical refining – has fallen on hard times.
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Phillips 66 raises share buyback program to $5 billion

Phillips 66 will be buy back $2 billion more in shares.
Delta Air Lines' refinery unit, Monroe Energy, owns this refinery in Trainer, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Airline joins battle over biofuels

A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines has joined the battle against a government mandate to blend renewables into fuel supplies.
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North Dakota tribe looks at expanded energy development

The Three Affiliated Tribes is considering expanding a planned oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation before it is even built, and also building a natural gas plant.
An artist rendering of the new Phillips 66 corporate headquarters campus in Westchase area is displayed during the groundbreaking ceremony.  (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle)

Phillips 66 breaks ground on new Houston headquarters

Check out photos from the groundbreaking of Phillips 66′s new Houston headquarters, a 14-acre site in the Westchase district.
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Refiner to pay $1.9 million to settle oil lawsuit

Suncor oil refinery operators have agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit by federal and state authorities over a toxic spill that contaminated Sand Creek and the South Platte River.