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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
EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am
NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

NWI construction sites nearly 15 times safer than national average

Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate, a new study found.

July 21, 2014 11:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan both defines and sustains us. It was formed by glaciers moving more than 1 million years ago across the Midwest, carving vast gauges in their paths. The massive trenches eventually filled will water from the melted glaciers.

July 18, 2014 1:32 pm

Flaring lights up refinery skyline

Flaring erupted from the BP Whiting flare stacks for about 10 minutes Thursday morning.

July 17, 2014 2:42 pm
Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Motorists fill up at the BP in Merrillville on Tuesday, with gas prices expected to be at their highest for an Independence Day holiday weekend since 2008, according to the American Automobile Association.

July 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Motorists crowd to the pumps Tuesday at the BP station in Merrillville, with gas prices expected to be at their highest for an Independence Day holiday weekend since 2008, according to the American Automobile Association.

July 01, 2014 3:43 pm
Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Motorists fill up Tuesday at the BP station in Merrillville, with gas prices expected to be at their highest for an Independence Day holiday weekend since 2008, according to the American Automobile Association.

July 01, 2014 3:43 pm
The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Times Media Company’s annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium celebrates its seventh year of highlighting diversity awareness and the network of resources available in the Calumet and Northwest Indiana region. The event this year takes place at Avalon Manor in Merrillville on June 25.

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Generations of Northwest Indiana families built their lives around the many jobs that major industries brought to this area more than 100 years ago. The adjacency to the Great Lakes created a transportation hub not only at manufacturing centers in Hammond, East Chicago and Portage, but also …

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

U.S. Steel facility in Portage.

June 13, 2014 2:55 pm
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
Crown Point Konecranes branch wins global award

Crown Point Konecranes branch wins global award

The Northwest Indiana branch of a multinational crane company earned international recognition after a strong year that included a first-of-its-kind project at the BP Whiting Refinery.

May 22, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

EAST CHICAGO | Marktown residents raised their voices and signs in protest Monday as a hotel that for decades housed new workers in surrounding industries fell to the wrecking ball.

May 12, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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Lake Co. marine unit boat gets eco-friendly upgrade

Lake Co. marine unit boat gets eco-friendly upgrade

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Sheriff's Department's Marine Unit is now operating its boat with 96 percent fewer emissions thanks to local and state grant funds.

May 02, 2014 2:00 pm
BP CEO: Lake Michigan spill 'has been set aside'

BP CEO: Lake Michigan spill 'has been set aside'

BP's first quarter profits fell in the first quarter, but the energy company is ramping up production at its Whiting refinery and does not expect significant fallout from its recent oil spill into Lake Michigan.

April 29, 2014 12:45 pm
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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Marktown residents concerned about losing historic houses

EAST CHICAGO | Ten houses in the Marktown neighborhood that were sold to BP are scheduled for demolition May 5, renewing residents' concerns about preserving the history of their homes.

April 23, 2014 8:00 pm

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

Whiting oil spill declared cleaned up

WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.

April 04, 2014 5:27 pm
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