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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

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Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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EPA settles air pollution violations with Texas refinery

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Flint Hills Resources will pay a $350,000 fine and invest in equipment that will control air pollution by recovering and recycling waste gases.
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Texans hold 80% of state's oil production revenues

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Texas has as much as $140 billion in "petro-wealth" in producing petroleum reserves, a new analysis from Austin, Texas-based company Blackbeard Data Services reveals.
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ICF: North America needs to increase midstream infrastructure investments

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Oil and gas companies in the U.S. and Canada need to invest $641 billion in midstream crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids infrastructure.
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US refiners back crude oil export ban

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The question of whether the ban on U.S. oil exports should be lifted has divided industry opinions for a long time, but in recent months the debate has resurfaced.
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Two workers injured in sulfuric acid incident at Tesoro refinery

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The two contractors were carrying out maintenance work at a processing unit at the refinery when sulfuric acid spilled on them.
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EPA ends new contract ban on BP operations

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Oil giant BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed an agreement regarding legal procedures following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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Canadian crude unlikely to prevent North Dakota oil industry growth

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If the United States moves to approve the proposed major pipelines carrying Canadian crude, the effect of the increased import of crude from north of the border may not be as significant as many industry representatives claim.
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Earthquakes in Ohio bring drilling activity to a halt

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has closed operations at a drilling site in Poland Township, Mahoning County, following two earthquakes on Monday.
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Colorado to implement first methane emission regulation

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The state of Colorado will be the first to introduce regulation on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations, after lawmakers approved proposals for strict control over smog.
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