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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 )

Strike at Marathon Petroleum refinery ends

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Workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay Refinery will go back to work following a more than four-month strike that ended Tuesday when union members ratified a contract with the company.
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 )

Steelworkers to vote on agreement to return to work at Galveston Bay refinery

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The Marathon workers, who became locked in a heated battle over local issues including proposed company changes in work schedules and safety procedures, remain the only work group out of 15 nationwide still on the picket lines.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

California officials deny Exxon’s request to truck crude stranded after Plains pipeline breach

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Exxon Mobil estimates it will fill onsite storage at a stranded processing plant in less than one month and need to cease both natural gas and crude production in the area.
(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.
(JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gasoline prices have reached their 2015 peak

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Pump prices have reached their highest point and should continue to fall for the rest of the summer as refineries run hard to process a glut of cheap oil, providing U.S. drivers the cheapest gasoline in six years.
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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.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Survey: Oil workers value job security; oil executives value bonuses

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Workers and executives in the oil and gas industry split along the answers they gave to an annual survey about their priorities.
Representatives from the United Steel Workers Union (USW) hold a rally at the entrance to the Marathon refinery in Catlettsburg, Ky. Saturday Feb. 7, 2015. About 3,800 steelworkers began a strike Feb. 1 at refineries from California to Kentucky, saying that negotiations with Shell Oil Co. had broken down. Shell is negotiating the national contract for other oil companies.   (AP Photo/The Independent, Kevin Goldy)

Striking refinery workers in Kentucky will return to work this week

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The USW workers went on strike Feb. 1 as part of the original nine sites that launched a nationwide walk out.
(Photographer: Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg)

Crude inventories offer enough supply for a month of refining runs

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The U.S. has enough oil to feed 29 days of refinery demand, the highest level in decades, according to a new government report.
(Kimberly White/Bloomberg News)

Fuel-thirsty California looks to Eastern Canada, Asia for supply

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Tankers are bound for California after a spate of refinery shutdowns that propelled the premium for the state’s special blend of gasoline to a seasonal record.