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Relief expected at pump as BP project winds down

Relief expected at pump as BP project winds down

HAMMOND | Motorists should see some relief at the gas pumps when the massive $4.2 billion modernization project at the BP Whiting Refinery is completed by the end of the year.

June 20, 2013 6:20 pm Photos

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Worldwide energy consumption slowing down

Worldwide energy consumption slowing down

HAMMOND | Global energy consumption slowed significantly last year because of sluggish economic growth worldwide, but gas prices still remained at record highs.

June 20, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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BP project conclusion will involve big layoffs

BP project conclusion will involve big layoffs

WHITING | The $3.8 billion BP Whiting refinery project is set to wrap up later this year and layoffs of involved construction workers are expected.

April 24, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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February figures show unemployment increase

February figures show unemployment increase

Contractors walk to a job site at the BP Whiting Refinery in 2011. Indiana's unemployment rate increased slightly in February, up 0.1 percent from January to 8.7 percent, according to government data released Friday.

March 29, 2013 2:00 pm

Monkey business a show-stopper at BP Whiting Refinery

The remains of two small monkeys found in a crate of equipment at the BP Whiting Refinery have been removed for safe disposal, a company spokesman said Thursday.

June 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Dead monkeys found in shipment at BP

Contract workers got a jarring surprise Wednesday afternoon at the BP Whiting Refinery when they encountered a shipment crate that contained two dead monkeys.

June 06, 2012 8:00 pm
BP Whiting Refinery

BP Whiting Refinery

Treated water flows into lake Michigan at the BP Whiting Refinery Lakefront Wastewater Treatment Plant in November. HAMMOND | Technologies exist that will allow BP's Whiting Refinery to meet federal standards for mercury discharges in waste water released into Lake Michigan, a study commissi…

March 20, 2012 2:03 pm
USW Local authorizes strike against BP Whiting Refinery

USW Local authorizes strike against BP Whiting Refinery

United Steelworkers Local 7-1 has alerted the BP Whiting Refinery it has authorized its members to strike as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday when the current three-year contract is expected to expire, The Times has learned. Locally, there are more than 1,200 United Steelworkers members at the BP Whiti…

January 30, 2012 11:53 am
Whiting works to improve lakefront living

Whiting works to improve lakefront living

The BP Whiting Refinery's expansion to process oil from Canadian tar sands is contributing to the town's bustling image.

January 26, 2012 11:06 am
Built on strong foundation, NWI has profound potential

Built on strong foundation, NWI has profound potential

BP's Whiting Refinery, showin in this March 30 aerial photo, is fueling economic growth as well as motor vehicles.

January 26, 2012 11:06 am

BP to build new office building for 500

WHITING | BP will completely retrofit a warehouse on 121st Street and convert it into a modern office building for 500 people as part of its $3.8 billion expansion project.

November 18, 2011 3:45 pm
BP Whiting Refinery

BP Whiting Refinery

The start-up of the BP Whiting Refinery's largest crude distillation unit, the No. 12 pipestill, is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2012. 

November 17, 2011 12:15 pm
BP Whiting Refinery

BP Whiting Refinery

A wastewater treatment plant engineer at BP Whiting Refinery monitors a biological treatment tank.

November 17, 2011 12:15 pm
BP Whiting Refinery

BP Whiting Refinery

Treated water flows into Lake Michigan at BP Whiting Refinery's wastewater treatment plant.

November 17, 2011 12:15 pm
BP Whiting Refinery

BP Whiting Refinery

Joe and Dorthea Zrnchik stand in their backyard in Whiting, with the BP Whiting Refinery towering behind them. Joe Zrnchik, 75, has lived on the same city block his whole life. He said he's a BP shareholder and wants to see the company prosper but must balance that against local environmenta…

November 17, 2011 12:15 pm
BP Whiting refinery

BP Whiting refinery

Steam rises from the BP Whiting Refinery earlier this month. The company is investing several billion dollars to modernize the refinery to boost processing of heavier crude oil extracted from Canadian tar sands.

November 17, 2011 12:15 pm
Lake County works hard, plays harder

Lake County works hard, plays harder

The BP Whiting Refinery is currently investing several billion dollars to modernize its operations, including a new coker, seen from the Marktown neighborhood in East Chicago.

November 17, 2011 12:15 pm
Refinery workers voting on policy goals for new contract

Refinery workers voting on policy goals for new contract

Process safety is a top concern the United Steelworkers union plans to bring to the bargaining table with companies such as BP PLC next year.

October 25, 2011 12:00 am
BP Whiting refinery  aerial

BP Whiting refinery aerial

BP's Whiting Refinery is shown in March. Process safety is a top concern the United Steelworkers union plans to bring to the bargaining table with companies such as BP PLC next year.

October 24, 2011 11:34 am
Whiting refinery project nearly two-thirds complete

Whiting refinery project nearly two-thirds complete

HAMMOND | Local BP official Thomas Keilman said Tuesday he has joked with Whiting city officials that the number of contractors working at the BP Whiting Refinery is close to the entire city's population.

July 12, 2011 5:30 pm Related
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