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Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont Refinery Flares Gases

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Bloomberg reports that Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest U.S. oil company, flared gases at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, according to a message left on a community hot line. Outages
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Conoco Reports Power Dip at Illinois Refinery

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According to Bloomberg, ConocoPhillips reported that a power dip led to flaring at its Wood River refinery in Illinois, according to a filing with state regulators. The flaring of sulfur
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Mass. Company Making Diesel With Sun, Water, CO2

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A Massachusetts biotechnology company says it can produce the fuel that runs Jaguars and jet engines using the same ingredients that make grass grow, the Associated Press reports. Joule Unlimited
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Exxon, Shell, BP Hacked Through Chinese Internet Servers

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Bloomberg reports that computer hackers working through Internet servers in China broke into and stole proprietary information from the networks of six U.S. and European energy companies, including Exxon
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Nebraska Ethanol Company to Acquire Plant in Minnesota

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According to the Associated Press, an Omaha-based company says a bankruptcy court has accepted its bid to acquire an ethanol plant from Otter Tail Ag Enterprises near Fergus Falls, Minn.
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BP in $7.2 Billion Deal with India’s Reliance

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In its second large deal since the start of the year, U.K. oil firm BP PLC said that it will spend $7.2 billion to buy a 30 percent stake in
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Oil Industry Braces for Fallout from Libya

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The Associated Press reports that oil consuming nations have emergency reserves they can use to stabilize markets in case the violence in Libya and the wider Middle East escalates and
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Industry Testifies on Plan to Cut Alaska Oil Taxes

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According to the Associated Press, oil industry leaders delivered a stinging rebuke of the production tax that became a hallmark of Gov. Sarah Palin''s administration, telling a legislative committee Wednesday
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Air Products Drops Hostile Bid After Airgas Wins on Poison Pill

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Bloomberg reports that after a Delaware judge upheld Airgas Inc.’s main anti-takeover defense, Air Products & Chemicals Inc., dropped its $5.9 billion hostile bid for the packaged- gas supplier. Air
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Toxic Nevada Mine Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million from BP, ARCO

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The Associated Press reports that neighbors of a toxic mine in northern Nevada have filed a class-action lawsuit against BP America and Atlantic Richfield Co. accusing them of intentionally and
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