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Delta Airlines to Produce Its Own Jet Fuel

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based Delta Airlines will soon be the world’s first air carrier to produce its own jet fuel. Delta announced Monday it is buying a struggling oil refinery near Philadelphia from the Phillips 66 oil company for $150 million. The refinery has been losing money and its owner had planned to shut it down, leading to […]

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Fire at Singapore Refinery Burns for Second Day

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 4:03 am (UTC-5)
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Firefighters in Singapore are battling a massive blaze at a major oil refinery for a second day Thursday. The fire broke out Wednesday at the Palau Bukom island, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of non-essential employees. Officials with the Singapore Civil Defense Force say there has been a “surge” in the fire at the plant, […]

Four Killed in Wales Refinery Explosion

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a Chevron oil refinery in Wales has killed four workers and seriously injured another. Authorities said the blast occurred Thursday as maintenance work was being done on a 730-cubic-meter storage tank. There was no immediate explanation for the explosion, which sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the sky although firefighters quickly […]

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