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Morocco's sole oil refinery battles for survival

Mohammedia - Three years after it was liquidated for racking up billions of euros worth of debt, Morocco's sole oil refinery and one-time economic flagship is struggling to attract a buyer and survive.

Explosion and fire at Canada's largest oil refinery

Montr - An explosion and fire ripped through Canada's largest refinery Monday in what the company that owns it called a "major incident."Local media said there were only minor injuries reported from the blast and fire at the Irving Oil refinery in St.

Europe's biggest oil refinery shut for two more weeks

Den Haag - Europe's biggest oil refinery will remain shut for another couple of weeks after a power station on the site was hit by a huge fire, oil giant Shell said Tuesday.

Aden oil refinery in war-torn Yemen resumes operations

Aden - Aden's oil refinery resumed operations Sunday, more than a year after the armed conflict between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels brought work to a halt, a spokesman said.

Billowing smoke from Avon refinery alarms East Bay residents

Martinez - Equipment failure at a Northern California oil refinery sent black smoke soaring and caused local officials to issue health warnings Tuesday afternoon in Martinez.

BP refinery explosion rattles Whiting, Indiana residents

Whiting - Officials are confirming that fire crews are responding to reports of an explosion at the British Petroleum (BP) oil refinery in Whiting Indiana.

Valero admits plans for East Bay refinery to burn tar sands oil

Benicia - Valero Energy Corp. could use a new rail terminal it plans to build at its San Francisco Bay Area refinery to process highly flammable Bakken crude from Montana.

Pro-Gaddafi attack on Ras Lanouf. A warning of tribal warfare

More people died in yesterday's attack on the Ras Lanouf oil refinery, than did in the last week on the front line in Bani Walid and Sirte. The incident could spell the beginning of a move away from civil war to insurgency and tribal warfare.

Chevron blast kills four in Wales, investigations launched

London - An explosion Thursday evening at Chevron’s Pembroke oil refinery in southwest Wales killed four workers and a fifth worker was hospitalized with serious injuries, with no health or safety risks to the public being reported.

Big Bang scientist allegedly plotted to blow up oil refinery

The arrest last week in France of a nuclear scientist with links to al-Qaeda has allegedly uncovered a plot to blow up a refinery that would have leveled a city the size of London, England.

West Texas Oil Refinery Explodes, Injures 5 People

An early morning blast shook residents of a West Texas community early this morning. In Big Spring, TX, a refinery experienced a devastating explosion which injured 5 people.

Report: Just over ninety-two percent of people surveyed didn't know

That there is a nuclear waste refinery within two hundred miles of their home.
 

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Just a portion of the ExxonMobil oil refinery in Baton Rouge  Louisiana  the nation s fourth largest...
Just a portion of the ExxonMobil oil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the nation's fourth largest.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions  owner of two refineries  has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, owner of two refineries, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Aerial image of the exterior of the First Cobalt Refinery buildings in Ontario  Canada.
Aerial image of the exterior of the First Cobalt Refinery buildings in Ontario, Canada.
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ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur  Texas  is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita ...
ENERGY: A major oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, is shown after it was damaged by Hurricane Rita in 2005.
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EYES: Smoke rises over the eastern San Francisco Bay Area from the explosion and fire at the Chevron...
EYES: Smoke rises over the eastern San Francisco Bay Area from the explosion and fire at the Chevron Richmond oil refinery in 2012.
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Photo shows Valero s oil refinery in Benicia  Calif.  site of a controversy over the use of rail car...
Photo shows Valero's oil refinery in Benicia, Calif., site of a controversy over the use of rail cars to bring crude from Montana and Canada.
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File photo: Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge  Louisiana  seen from the top of the Louisiana State...
File photo: Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol. Image dated March 5, 2017.
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Motive Enterprises  Port Arthur refinery was shut down due to flooding caused by Harvey. It is the c...
Motive Enterprises' Port Arthur refinery was shut down due to flooding caused by Harvey. It is the country's largest refinery. CC License: Attrition, no deriv.
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DIRECTORS: Corporate headquarters for refinery owner Tesoro Corp. is located in San Antonio  Texas.
DIRECTORS: Corporate headquarters for refinery owner Tesoro Corp. is located in San Antonio, Texas.
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HMEL Bhatinda refinery in Punjab  India.
HMEL Bhatinda refinery in Punjab, India.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex.
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