Delta Air Lines' refinery unit, Monroe Energy, owns this refinery in Trainer, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Airline joins battle over biofuels

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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Worker killed in Mississippi refinery explosion, fire

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Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker.
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Tesoro’s profit falls in third quarter

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Weak margins led to a decline in profit for refinery Tesoro Corp. in the quarter ended Sept. 30.
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Poor refining margins drive profit down at Total

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French oil company Total said Thursday that net income fell 10 percent in the July-to-September period, partially due to poor refining margins amid a sluggish European economy.
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Phillips 66 profits fall on refining loss

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Profits for oil refiner Phillips 66 dove 67 percent in the third quarter as its refining business fell to a $2 million loss, the company reported Wednesday.
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Valreo profit drops as fuel margins narrow

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Significantly lower margins for gasoline and diesel fuel, as well as less favorable discounts for the oil it buys, led to a drop in net income for Valero Energy Corp. in the third quarter, the San Antonio company said Tuesday.
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Citgo crude unit listing, damaged after fire

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Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s only crude unit at its refinery in Lemont, Illinois, is listing and initial assessments indicate it may have sustained extensive damage in a fire Oct. 23, said two people familiar with plant operations.