Welders work on a stretch of the Texas Express Pipeline  during construction in the Texas Panhandle in April, 2013. The company's owners said Oct. 31, 2013, that the natural gas liquids pipeline had begun carrying products from Skellytown in Carson County to processing and storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston. Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners operates the pipeline, and co-owns it with  Enbridge Energy Partners, Anadarko Petroleum, and  DCP Midstream Partners.

Navitas Midstream buys DCP pipes

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The deal will send about 1,000 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines and 60-million cubic foot processing plant from Denver-based DCP Midstream to The Woodlands-based Navitas.
A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

Ramp up delayed for Exxon Mobil’s Torrance refinery

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A hearing set for Wednesday morning was delayed.
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Cost, length of Exxon’s cleanup still unclear after N.J. deal

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The cleanup, which can largely be overseen by private professionals instead of the state under a 2009 law, could take years, perhaps even decades.
Phillips 66 operates the Gulf Coast Fractionators facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas. (Phillips 66)

Berkshire discloses $4.5 billion stake in Phillips 66

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Berkshire held almost 58 million shares after purchases this week, or more than 10 percent of the total outstanding, according to a regulatory filing issued Friday by Warren Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based company.
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gestures while speaking at a town hall meeting at Sayde's Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Salem, N.H., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter) )

Judge approves Christie’s $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil

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The deal was criticized by environmental groups and Democrats who control the state Legislature. They say the settlement is just a fraction of the billions of dollars New Jersey should have recovered.
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel poses for a portrait at the LyondellBasell Channelview Chemical Company plant Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Channelview. 
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LyondellBasell looking at Texas sites for new chemical plant

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Speaking at the company’s sprawling Channelview complex where LyondellBasell will start up 250 million pounds of new ethylene capacity near the end of September, Patel said an announcement likely will come later this year on adding more production of polyethylene, which is the most common type of plastic.
A truck drives past a refinery in Salamanca, Mexico, 170 miles (280 kilometers) northwest of Mexico City on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Analysts: Little hope for more oil exports despite Mexico crude swaps

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Market watchers say the largest impact of the decision could be its symbolic value, cementing a crack in the long-standing crude oil export ban that U.S. oil can flow through.
(Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Bones at proposed Shell plant in Pennsylvania likely from old graves

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Howard Pollman, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, tells the Beaver County Times that two skulls and other remains were found by workers Aug. 6.
Pipelines at the LOOP Oil storage hub.

Rising inventories knock U.S. oil below $41 per barrel

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The U.S. benchmark crude price fell as much as $1.71 to $40.91 per barrel on the New York Stock Exchange, its lowest point in intraday trading since 2009. It’s also 96 cents below this year’s lowest settlement.
(Eric Kayne/Houston Chronicle)

LyondellBasell sells its Argentina business

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The Petroken Petroquimica Ensenada business that LyondellBasell is unloading is one of the largest polypropylene producers in Argentina with a 180-kiloton plant in the country.