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 …
The Keystone XL pipeline should be built as a way to make oil transportation safer.
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.
WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.
WHITING | The release of up to 1,638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery will likely not harm area wildlife -- in large part -- thanks to the long, brutal winter.
The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.
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.
A lumber company has consolidated its Gary, Blue Island and Joliet operations in the south suburbs.
A new owner has bought a large chunk of the former State Line Energy plant property in Hammond, including the historic Art Deco generating station where workers burned coal to produce electricity for more than eight decades.
Years ago, Northwest Indiana residents could get out of high school and find work at a mill or on the factory floor.
Fort Wayne resident Ronna White's sport-utility vehicle has not run right since she filled it up with bad gas from the BP Whiting Refinery last year.
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.
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.
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.
High gas prices have squeezed the wholesale and retail gasoline industries, said Tom Collins, the chief executive officer of Luke Oil.
HAMMOND | Top manufacturing officials toured Purdue University Calumet on Tuesday to learn how the school is training next-generation workers for increasingly high-tech factory jobs and what students are doing to improve the bottom line of local companies.
Isolationists often cite President George Washington's Farewell Address, in which he warns of the dangers of "foreign entanglements." That advice no longer works. Indiana, not just the nation, is already intertwined with the world.
Indiana has started to see a resurgence in foreign investment, although it's still not back up to pre-recession levels, a study found.
BP has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad gas that came from the Whiting Refinery last summer.
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.
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