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Steelworkers, Marathon Petroleum reach tentative deal for Texas City refinery

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The pact, if approved by the union members, would mark the end of a nationwide walkout that at its height affected 15 refineries, chemical plants and other locations.
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Exxon to get federal money for WWII-related cleanup

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Exxon Mobil Corp. will get help from the U.S. government in paying for clean up costs at two refineries that produced billions of gallons of aviation fuel for allied forces during World War II and the Korean War.
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.
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Crude slump leads to big profits for refiners

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Refiners are pocketing big profits as they soak up vast supplies of cheap oil and transform it into higher priced petroleum products, a new government report finds.
A United Steelworkers Union member pickets outside Marathon Petroleum Company's Galveston Bay Refining Division on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Texas City. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Fuel company settles claims over air emissions in 3 states

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The federal government said Marathon failed to comply with some fuel quality emissions standards along with record keeping, sampling and testing requirements.
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Tesoro halts plans for Utah oil pipeline

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Tesoro’s project, the Uinta Express Pipeline, was to have shipped thick waxy crude oil from Utah’s Uinta Basin to the company’s plant in Salt Lake City.
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Phillips 66 shelves plans for oil processing projects

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In a call with investors on Thursday, Phillips 66 revealed that it will postpone plans for at least a year to build a condensate splitter and second fractionator at its Sweeny refinery.
(Eric Kayne/Houston Chronicle)

LyondellBasell profits climb 23 percent

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LyondellBasell saw first-quarter profits climb 23 percent as it continued to enjoy access to cheap natural gas despite falling crude prices that have dragged down the prices the company fetches for its refined products and chemicals.
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CERAWeek: Refiners remain competitive even if crude export ban lifted

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Refiners have benefitted from the crude collapse by buying up cheap oil and transforming it into higher-priced gasoline, diesel and other refined products, an executive with the world’s largest independent refinery said Monday.
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The Atlantic Ocean could have one of its quietest hurricane seasons in years

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About 4 percent of U.S. natural gas and 17 percent of oil production is centered in the Gulf.