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Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.

August 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at its Whiting Refinery.

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm Related

Explosion rocks BP Whiting Refinery

WHITING | A compressor at the BP Whiting Refinery exploded about 9 p.m. Wednesday, shaking residents' homes and sending a large plume of smoke into the air, sources said.

August 27, 2014 11:50 pm

Crossing the Line -- Gas prices

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Gas prices.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting. Industry recruitment focuses on women to diversify its workforce.

June 13, 2014 2:57 pm
Optimism blooming among Board of Economist members

Optimism blooming among Board of Economist members

The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.

May 03, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Gas prices should peak soon, be lower than last summer

Gas prices should peak soon, be lower than last summer

Gas prices across Northwest Indiana have risen near the $4 a gallon range, but should peak soon and end up lower than they were last summer.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Coast Guard completes investigation into BP oil spill

Coast Guard completes investigation into BP oil spill

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed its investigation into the BP Whiting Refinery oil spill in Lake Michigan and forwarded its findings to a hearing officer in Washington, D.C.

April 24, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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BP Whiting Refinery evacuated after equipment malfunction

WHITING | Production units were shut down and non-essential employees were evacuated from the BP Whiting Refinery on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 8:15 pm
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

WHITING | Sharon Warnecke is a woman of firsts.

March 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke recently became the first female refinery firefighter to serve 20 years at BP, a massive multinational company that employs about 85,800 people in more than 80 countries.

February 11, 2014 3:21 pm
Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke stands at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting.

February 11, 2014 3:21 pm
Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

BP Whiting Refinery Firefighter/Engineer Sharon Warnecke stands at the station on the grounds of the refinery in Whiting.

February 11, 2014 3:21 pm

Nationally known inspirational speaker to keynote safety conference

MERRILLVILLE | A former welder's helper who overcame a near-fatal workplace accident and went onto to be a inspiration speaker will keynote a local safety conference.

February 07, 2014 12:00 pm
BP suffers from impact of asset sales in Q4

BP suffers from impact of asset sales in Q4

BP's earnings suffered from the impact of asset sales in the fourth quarter, the company announced this week. The company's Whiting refinery is shown here.

February 04, 2014 9:19 am
BP suffers from impact of asset sales in Q4 (copy)

BP suffers from impact of asset sales in Q4 (copy)

BP reported a second-quarter profit of $3.6 billion, a 34 percent jump over the same period 2013 and a 13 percent increase over the first quarter of the year. Company executives said the improved results reflected the return of the 428,000 barrel-a-day Whiting Refinery, shown here

February 04, 2014 9:19 am
BP completes construction on refinery project

BP completes construction on refinery project

After billions in investment and years of construction that brought thousands of workers to the BP Whiting Refinery, the energy company has marked the final major milestone of its $4.2 billion upgrade to its Whiting facility.

December 18, 2013 10:50 am Photos

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New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

New State Line Energy owner envisions marina, homes with lakefront views

The new owner of the shuttered State Line Energy plant in Hammond says he is not planning another industrial use for the lakefront site, but picturing boats, homes and bike paths.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BP's Whiting Refinery lets off some steam, startling residents

WHITING | A noise similar to a jet engine that startled some residents near the BP Whiting Refinery early Tuesday was nothing more than a routine release of steam, company representatives said.

October 22, 2013 12:00 pm
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