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Fire in Argentina refinery kills three

Sep. 22, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in southwestern Argentina killed at least three people early Thursday, according to local authorities. Firefighters worked throughout the morning to extinguish the blaze that started at a storage tank at the New American Oil...

Ohio oil refinery fire kills 2 people; plant shut down

Sep. 21, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in Ohio killed two people and the facility was shut down Wednesday, officials said. The fire started Tuesday night at BP's Husky Toledo Refinery, BP spokesperson Megan Baldino said in a statement. There was no word on how it started or...

Germany nationalizes country's biggest gas importer Uniper

Sep. 21, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it has agreed to nationalize the country's biggest natural gas importer, Uniper, expanding state intervention in the industry to prevent an energy shortage resulting from Russia's war in Ukraine. The deal with Uniper builds on...

Germany close to deal on nationalizing gas company Uniper

Sep. 20, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Natural gas supplier Uniper said Tuesday that it’s in “final discussions” for Germany to nationalize the company, ramping up the government’s intervention in the gas and oil industry as Russia's war in Ukraine provokes an energy crisis. The expansion of...

First public global database of fossil fuels launches

Sep. 19, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

A first-of-its-kind database for tracking the world's fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launched on Monday to coincide with climate talks taking place at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Global Registry of Fossil Fuels includes data from over 50,000...

Gas prices drop still further in NJ, around nation

Sep. 17, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have dropped still further in New Jersey and around the nation amid lower demand after the end of the summer driving season. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.63, down 11 cents from last...

Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries

Sep. 16, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is taking control of three Russian-owned refineries in the country to ensure energy security before an embargo on oil from Russia takes effect next year, officials said Friday. Two subsidiaries of Russian oil giant Rosneft — Rosneft Deutschland GmbH and RN...

Germany takes control of Russian oil company Rosneft's German subsidiary, citing need to safeguard 3 oil refineries

Sep. 16, 2022 01:32 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany takes control of Russian oil company Rosneft's German subsidiary, citing need to safeguard 3 oil refineries.

BP reaches $2.75M deal over Indiana refinery pollution

Sep. 15, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oil titan BP reached a $2.75 million settlement Thursday over air pollution from its largest refinery after environmentalists complained of repeated emissions violations at the Whiting facility in Indiana. The agreement is the second in the past year...

From carmakers to refiners, industries brace for rail strike

Sep. 15, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Car buyers might not get the vehicle they want on time, commuter rail lines could see service disrupted, and shipments from everything from oil to livestock feed could be snarled. Those are just a few of the wide-ranging impacts a walkout by U.S. rail workers would have on the...