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Lawnmower blamed for fire at East Texas petroleum company

MINEOLA, Texas — A lawnmower and spilled fuel are to blame for a fire that devastated an East Texas petroleum company, KLTV.com reported. Hazmat crews were called Tuesday to
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Shell to unveil site of $2 billion ethylene cracker

HOUSTON — Shell Oil Co. says it will announce the site of a future $2 billion petrochemical production unit by the end of the first quarter, MarketWatch reported. Shell
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Shale gas to spark investment in US petrochemical industry, Chevron Phillips exec says

HOUSTON — Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Executive Vice President Mark Lashier said inexpensive shale gas in the U.S. may entice petrochemical companies to spend as much as $30 billion
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Emergency crews contain chemical leak at Citgo refinery

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Emergency crews responded to a chemical leak at a Citgo refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday evening, KRISTV.com reported. At about 8:00 p.m., chemical sensors
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Dow to invest in world-scale propylene production facility

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical Company announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized capital to finalize detailed engineering and purchase long lead-time equipment for a new, world-scale
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Deadly car crash shuts down oil pipeline

NEW LENOX TOWNSHIP, Ill. — According to CBS Chicago, drivers of two vehicles were drag racing early Saturday when they crashed through a fence and slammed into an oil pipeline
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BP, Anadarko liable for Gulf oil spill damages, judge rules

NEW ORLEANS — A U.S. district judge ruled Wednesday that BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. are liable for Clean Water Act violations in connection with the 2010 Gulf of
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Lawmakers urge Obama to open up strategic petroleum reserve

WASHINGTON — Three democratic lawmakers are urging President Obama to open up the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve to combat skyrocketing fuel prices, Reuters reported. In a letter to Obama,
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Chesapeake plans to double oil, natural gas production by 2015

HOUSTON — Chesapeake Energy Corp. said it plans to more than double its oil and liquids production by 2015 as the natural gas giant aims to become one of
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Colorado oil firm wants to build pipeline from North Dakota to Minnesota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Colorado-based Saddle Butte Pipeline LLC says it wants to build an oil pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to a pipeline hub in northern Minnesota,
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