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High-stakes battle over oil terminal unfolds in Northwest

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SEATTLE (AP) — Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington see it as an opportunity to link domestic crude oil from the Midwest to a West Coast port. Critics, however, see an environmental and safety catastrophe waiting to happen, especially after a train carrying volatile Bakken crude ...

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Opinion: An oil fight unlike any other

In California, Chevron, Tesoro and other oil giants are acting as if the end is near. The grim reaper, as they see it, comes in the person of Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist, and his buddy, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León. The instrument of their demise is de León’s Senate Bill 350, which would require Californians to cut ...

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U.S. refinery deal hits roadblocks at 8 striking plants

HOUSTON – A tentative national agreement to end a six-week strike at twelve U.S. refineries has struggled to win ratification at eight plants as workers and companies struggle to settle local issues, according to union officials. The deal reached on Thursday by the United Steelworkers (USW) and lead industry negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc to end the biggest walkout of ...

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U.S. refinery strike enters 18th day as talks restart

HOUSTON, Feb 18 – The largest U.S refinery workers strike since 1980 entered its 18th day on Wednesday as union and oil company representatives renewed face-to-face negotiations over safety and pay, after a week’s hiatus. More than 5,000 workers at 11 plants, including nine refineries accounting for 13 percent of U.S. production capacity, remained on strike. Talks between representatives of ...

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Tesoro refineries can operate ‘very long time’ during strike – CEO

HOUSTON, Feb 12 – Tesoro Corp is confident its refineries in California and Washington can operate with non-union workers for a “very long period of time,” as refinery strikes across the nation enter a 12th day, Chief Executive Greg Goff told analysts on Thursday. The company also is making plans to restart its shut San Francisco-area refinery, which is now ...

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Oil-by-rail proposal goes to hearing examiner

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County Hearing Examiner will review permits and appeals of Shell Puget Sound Refinery’s oil-by-rail proposal Wednesday and Thursday. Shell’s proposal has been at least two years in the making, following the lead of Tesoro — the first refinery in the region to accept North Dakota’s Bakken crude oil by train — as well as BP ...

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New Dickinson refinery gets first crude shipment

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DICKINSON, N.D. — A new oil refinery near Dickinson is preparing to begin producing diesel fuel. The $350 million Dakota Prairie Refinery received its first shipment of 27,000 barrels of crude last week, KXMB-TV reported. Once the plant is fully operational, it will process 20,000 barrels of crude each day into 7,000 barrels of diesel and other products. A barrel ...

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