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EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

EDITORIAL: Build Keystone XL for safety's sake

The Keystone XL pipeline should be built as a way to make oil transportation safer.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

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FUEL: Gas business steady, but all eyes on Ukraine

FUEL: Gas business steady, but all eyes on Ukraine

The fuel business is holding steady after rebounding from a slow start.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
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
Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 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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FUEL: Gas prices falling, but Luke Oil expanding

FUEL: Gas prices falling, but Luke Oil expanding

Gas prices fell to their lowest monthly average last year in November, and are expected to continue to decline.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

BP pipeline breach closes Dyer park

DYER | A breach of a BP pipeline during testing Thursday forced the closure of Northgate Park, town officials said.

November 08, 2013 11:50 am

Crews staking out path of new oil pipeline

MERRILLVILLE | An estimated 500 employees of Enbridge Energy Partners LP would swarm into Hobart if the company's new Line 6B oil pipeline ever started leaking into the Deep River.

August 14, 2013 12:40 pm
Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Maintenance project planned at Whiting Refinery next year

Work on the $3.8 billion modernization of BP's Whiting Refinery will wind down this year, but a big maintenance project on a gasoline-producing unit is slated for early next year.

August 10, 2013 4:00 pm
BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

BP reports lower earnings, Whiting Refinery timeline

Energy giant BP saw profits slip in the second quarter, sliding to $2.7 billion over the last three months from $4.2 billion in the first quarter.

July 30, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

High gas prices have squeezed the wholesale and retail gasoline industries, said Tom Collins, the chief executive officer of Luke Oil.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
BP settles lawsuit over bad gas

BP settles lawsuit over bad gas

BP has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad gas that came from the Whiting Refinery last summer.

July 01, 2013 5:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

You may hear a lot of discussion concerning a technique more-widely used in oil and natural gas production called “fracking” -- a fairly crude nickname applied to the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The process of hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well and seeking to recover bu…

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

Oil sheen appears on Lake waterway

GARY | Federal, state and local officials are investigating an apparent oil leak into a major drainage ditch flowing through Calumet Township, Griffith, Highland and Munster.

April 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Official: NWI ahead of the nation in alternative fuel use

Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, said Northwest Indiana already is leading the nation in reducing dependence on foreign oil.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep pipeline project moving forward

Enbridge Energy Co.'s plan to build a new $1.9 billion pipeline across northern Indiana and Michigan is drawing considerable interest. It should draw applause as well.

January 18, 2013 12:00 am

Claims payments exceed $1 million in BP gas recall

BP has paid more than $1.5 million to people after its multistate gasoline recall last month and is still in the process of handling nearly 14,000 claims.

September 07, 2012 7:15 pm

Schererville BZA endorses petroleum tank height variance

SCHERERVILLE | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday granted a height variance for the proposed expansion of a petroleum storage facility, but more approvals are needed before Buckeye Partners LP can begin the project.

July 23, 2012 8:39 pm

Albertan leader seeking support on energy trade

The top government official from the Canadian province of Alberta was in Chicago this week to tout the importance of trade relationships between Canada and the United States.

February 29, 2012 3:30 pm Related

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Fuel price runup nothing new as consumers deal with 40-cent jump

SCHERERVILLE | A 40-cent jump in retail gasoline prices within the last month is drawing ire among many Northwest Indiana residents.

February 28, 2012 7:00 pm
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