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Whiting refinery explosion seemed like ‘end of the world’

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WHITING — On an already hot morning during one of the hottest summers on record, shortly after the sun peeked over the horizon, a huge blast at the Standard Oil Refinery in Whiting startled thousands out of their sleep and shattered windows as far away as Crown Point. A great wall of fire rose over the Midwest’s largest refinery, darkening ...

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BP restarts part of Indiana oil refinery after repairs

This Sept. 26, 2012 aerial photo BP's refinery in Whiting, Ind. BP said Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 it has restarted a portion of the oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs caused gasoline prices in the region to spike earlier this month. (Jon L. Hendricks/The Times via AP)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs earlier this month caused gasoline prices in the Great Lakes region to spike restarted Tuesday, leading experts to predict a quick drop in prices. BP issued a news release Tuesday saying it has safely restarted a large crude distillation unit at its refinery in Whiting, 15 ...

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Enbridge mid-month apportionment adds to Canada crude woes

The Enbridge Tower is pictured on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton August 4, 2012. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhube

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc is rationing space for mid-month on its line 4/67 ex Kerrobert for August, according to a notice to shippers on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Line 4/67, which is a part of its mainline system, would be apportioned by an additional 5 percent for August, the notice said. The company said on July that ...

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Malfunctioned unit at Whiting refinery expected to be down for weeks

BP logo is seen at a fuel station of British oil company BP in St. Petersburg, October 18, 2012. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk. Photo via NewsCred

WHITING – One of two fluid catalytic units, or cat crackers, at the Midwest’s largest refinery will likely be down for weeks and cost millions of dollars to repair, according to sources close the situation. Last week, a feed pump to the 60,000-barrel-per-day FCU 600 unit failed “catastrophically” and suffered a motor fire at BP Whiting Refinery. Sources familiar with ...

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