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Gasoline expected to dip below $2 nationwide for Thanksgiving

Gasoline costs also could continue to come down through December, according to GasBuddy, which noted that prices don’t always spike during busy driving weeks.
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Texas gasoline prices continue to plummet below $2 a gallon

The national average for gasoline is a bit higher at $2.19 a gallon, but that amount still dropped by six cents in the last week.

Phillips 66 grows in Texas, Louisiana to feed refineries

Construction recently began for a new hydrotreater at the Lake Charles Refinery to meet federal Tier 3 standards for lower sulfur content in gasoline for the beginning of 2017.
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Railroads warn they will miss deadline for safety system, stopping cargo in its tracks

The consequences could be steep for the oil and gas industry, which increasingly turned to rail during a domestic drilling boom to move crude and refined petroleum products across North America.
Sweeny is the largest refinery by capacity in the portfolio of Phillips 66, Houston’s biggest Fortune 500 company. (Ryan Holeywell/Houston Chronicle)

Phillips 66 delays Sweeny startup after mechanical failure

The 100,000-barrel-a-day Fractionator One project at Phillips 66’s Sweeny complex is part of a $3 billion capital expansion project in southern Texas launched last year.
Toyota hybrid gas-electric automobiles are on display at a dealership in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Toyota aims to nearly eliminate gasoline cars by 2050

Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.
This July 8, 2013 file photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press,File)

$338 million fund in deadly oil train derailment close to approval

Barring any surprises, the timeline would allow payments to be made to victims of the disaster by year’s end, said Robert Keach, the bankruptcy trustee. About $83 million is being set aside to settle wrongful death claims.
Wind farm

Commentary: New technologies push clean energy boundaries

Innovative systems of collecting energy from the environment are pushing the boundaries of the current renewable energy landscape, fueling the growth of the market and overall acceptance of green energy as a form of energy production. From pocket-sized wind turbines to solar-paneled bike paths, the green energy movement is reaching new heights of innovative technologies […]
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gasoline prices.
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Scandinavian Airlines scraps Norway-Texas ‘oil route’ flights as business dips

SAS Group spokesman Eivind Roald says there were “no sound commercial grounds for continuing this niche route.”