Petrochemicals manufacturing

Flames and smoke rise after a fire started at an Exxon Mobil facility, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 5:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area. The fire began after an explosion at approximately 11:07 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil...
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June 07, 2019 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department says the sanctions will apply to the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company and 39 of...
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April 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 1 about $21 million jury verdict against Chevron, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a tire factory where two men worked with the solvent benzene was owned by Unocal, later purchased by Chevron. Unocal did not own the tire factory. A corrected...
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April 02, 2019 - 2:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The president and CEO of a company whose plant caught fire in Texas says crews are working with local fire responders to extinguish the blaze. John Foley is president and chief executive officer of...
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In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 photo, shows smoke rising from a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company near the Deer Park School District's Abshire Stadium in Deer Park, Texas. Officials have lifted an order to remain indoors after several readings showed that the air quality had improved near a scorched petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston. City officials in Deer Park lifted the order Thursday and reopened roads around the Intercontinental Terminals Company. But residents living near ITC say they're skeptical of what public officials are telling them. (Jeffrey Fountain via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 2:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Potentially hazardous chemicals spilled Friday at a Houston-area petrochemical tank farm where a dayslong fire damaged several tanks, the company that operates the farm said. The breach occurred before 12:30 p.m. in a containment dike near a damaged tank that crews were trying to...
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Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov applauds as he attends an opening ceremony of a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy, in Kiyanly, Turkmenistan, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The Turkmen government took on 15 percent of the plant's financing with the rest of the investments coming from Japan's Toyo Engineering and South Korea's LG International and Hyundai Engineering. (AP Photo/Alexander Vershinin)
October 17, 2018 - 1:28 pm
KIYANLY, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has opened a chemical plant that cost $3.4 billion to build, its latest effort to diversity its gas-dependent economy. Turkmenistan is home to one of the world's largest natural gas deposits, and the new plant on the shores of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 1997 file photo, Khaled al-Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco, watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia said on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 that it "remains committed" to an initial public offering of the state-run oil behemoth Saudi Aramco despite delays and growing speculation it may never be listed. (AP Photo/John Moore, File)
August 23, 2018 - 2:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it "remains committed" to an initial public offering of the state-run oil behemoth Saudi Aramco, despite delays and growing speculation it may never be listed. The IPO of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. remains a major plank of 32-year-old...
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In this March 15, 2018 photo, Moundsville, W. Va., mayor Allen Hendershott talks during an interview at the Moundsville City Building in Moundsville. The city is closely following a proposed Ohio project by Thailand's PTT Global Chemical to turn a byproduct of natural gas drilling into the raw material used to produce plastic products. Hendershott said his city has taken some preliminary steps to prepare for construction, such as revising zoning laws to help construction of businesses like restaurants, hotels and retail stores. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
July 08, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region's fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. A Thai...
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October 31, 2017 - 2:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil settled air pollution violations with the Trump administration by paying a $2.5 million civil penalty and promising to spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at several plants along the Gulf Coast. Federal officials said Tuesday that the settlement will prevent...
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This Sept. 2, 2017, photo shows the Petrobras oil refinery plant in Pasadena, Texas. Plants owned by Shell, Chevron, Exxon-Mobil and other industry giants reported more than 1.5 million pounds (680 metric tons) of extraordinary emissions over eight days beginning Aug. 23, to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality in Harris County, which encompasses Houston. Petrochemical corridor residents say air that is bad enough on normal days got unbearable as Hurricane Harvey crashed into the nation's fourth-largest city and then yielded the highest ozone pollution of the year anywhere in Texas. (AP Photo/Frank Bajak)
September 08, 2017 - 7:41 am
GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — Cindy Sanchez began to feel ill while barbecuing just before Harvey's torrents started pelting this city just east of Houston, along a corridor with the nation's highest concentration of petrochemical plants. "I started getting really, really bad headaches," said Sanchez,...
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