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Africa’s biggest oil refinery begins production in Nigeria with the aim of reducing need for imports

Africa’s biggest oil refinery has begun production in Nigeria after a yearslong wait. The $19 billion Dangote Petroleum Refinery facility has a capacity to produce 650,000 barrels a day and has started to produce diesel and aviation fuel, the company reported Saturday.
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FBI launches investigation into Thanksgiving Day chemical release from Martinez Refinery

The flare-up sent ash containing potentially hazardous chemicals over homes, and residents were warned not to eat produce grown in their yards.
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Myths about fossil fuels and renewable energy are circulating again. Don’t buy them

A large and growing fraction of U.S. residents understands that human-caused climate change is a significant problem in need of urgent solutions. But as public alarm increases, misinformation about fossil fuels and renewable energy has also seen an uptick.

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Energy giants, Bill Gates back effort to map 'clean' hydrogen

Many of the world’s largest energy companies and a Bill Gates-led group are joining an industry-led initiative to measure and map the emissions footprint of “clean” hydrogen, underscoring the financial stakes linked to the fuel’s climate profile.

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'This valve had been known to leak': Documents show Superior oil refinery knew about equipment issues years before 2018 explosion

Nearly 1,300 pages of documents from OSHA obtained by WPR shed new light on what refinery officials knew prior to the explosion that rocked Superior in 2018.
Peru vows to make refinery pay for oil spill after Tonga volcano eruption

Peru vows to make refinery pay for oil spill after Tonga volcano eruption

A leak at a refinery tarred miles of Pacific Coast beaches. The company blames waves caused by a distant volcano eruption, but the Peruvian government has vowed to “defend the sea.”
In quest for energy independence, Mexico is buying a Texas oil refinery

In quest for energy independence, Mexico is buying a Texas oil refinery

President López Obrador wants to halt most oil exports and imports of gasoline and other fuels. Critics say he is reneging on Mexico’s climate change commitments.
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