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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.
MEXICAN ARMY GUARDS PEMEX INSTALATIONS AND REFINERIES

To combat fuel theft, Pemex reduces gasoline and diesel pipeline shipments

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Pemex reported 3,600 illegal fuel taps on pipelines last year, a 66 percent increase from the 2,167 a year earlier, costing the company an estimated $792 million.
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Truckers gaining from diesel’s drop

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Diesel’s drop will aid everyone from truckers to industrial users such as Bortz, chief executive officer of Towne Construction Services in Batavia, Ohio, which uses 300,000 gallons of diesel a year.
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Study: All-electric cars may not be so green

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The key is where the source of the electricity all-electric cars.
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AAA: Consumers now saving $100 per month on gasoline

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Gasoline prices averaged $2.60 per gallon Friday — the lowest level since Dec. 27, 2009.
Kirby Corp. is best known for operating a large fleet of inland barges. (Photo: Kirby)

Kirby Corp. grows onshore with hydraulic fracturing boom

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Kirby Corp., a Houston-based barge shipping company, is growing its business on shore. Since hydraulic fracturing took off, Kirby has found a growing market for its diesel engine services division.
The engines power hydraulic fracturing pumps, and demand has been rising in recent years.
Marathon Oil gas pump (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Marathon Petroleum warns against lifting crude export ban as profits triple

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Marathon Petroleum Corp. saw its profits triple on the widening price spread between crude and refined products and a record quarter for its convenience store segment.
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Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says

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ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm IHS Inc., said prices at the pump would fall by about 8 cents a gallon should crude exports be allowed.
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Diesel demand projected to soar on economic growth

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Economic growth in the United States will cause demand for diesel to rise over coming decades, even as gasoline use continues a steady decline, according to a federal analysis released this week.
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Hyundai and diesel vehicles leading charge for cleaner auto fleets

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New technology and stronger fuel economy standards drove universal declines in average emissions from the eight top automakers’ fleets this year, though Detroit’s Big Three are lagging, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.