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(Photographer: Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg)

Petrochemical growth may keep Houston out of oil-related recession

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West Houston, with white-collar oil and gas jobs in the Energy Corridor, and the Galleria area will suffer more, while the more blue-collar East Houston workforce would be better off in the short term, the report contends.
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

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.
(Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

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.
(Shane Bevel/Bloomberg News)

Crude prices rising after inventories show a slower gain

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Futures traders bid up the price of U.S. crude after a government report showed a smaller-than-expected gain in inventories.
(Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Texas leads nation in exports, thanks to petrochemicals and gasoline

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About a fifth of Texas’ $289 billion in exported goods last year were petroleum and coal products — about $59.1 billion worth — according to a new government report.
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Oil markets, strong production lead US gas prices lower

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Los Angeles had the most expensive gas among cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states at $3.29. Charleston, South Carolina, had the cheapest at $2.11.
At the Motiva Port Arthur refinery on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.  (Mike Tobias/The Enterprise)

Striking Motiva workers approve contract

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Employees could go back to work as soon as Monday, said Garrett Ozment, a union representative and machinist at the refinery, which is the nation’s largest.
Striking United Steelworker Union members picketing outside the the Shell Deer Park Refinery Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Deer Park.

( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Workers in refinery strike still off the job

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Local issues must be worked out and a contract ratified at each facility before employees return to work.
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Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

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While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.
A striking United Steelworker Union member picketing outside the the Shell Deer Park Refinery Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, the fist day of the strike.
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Union, Shell in longest stretch of contract talks yet

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The dispute started with nine facilities but has since expanded to 15 refineries and chemical plants nationwide.