News tagged with refinery

Houston floods spark chaos, much more rain to come

Massive flooding unleashed by deadly monster storm Harvey left Houston—the fourth-largest city in the United States—increasingly isolated Sunday as its airports and highways shut down and residents were rescued from their ...

dateAug 28, 2017 in Environment
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ESA image: Mississippi swampland

This Sentinel-2A 'colour vision' image captures part of the Mississippi swamps on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River, south of New Orleans and north of the Mississippi Delta.

dateSep 18, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Refineries challenge EPA plan to cut emissions

A rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to curb emissions from oil refineries and petrochemical manufacturers is causing tensions to flare between the agency and industry groups. The agency is reviewing ...

dateJan 28, 2015 in Environment
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More energy from biofuel

Oil produced from biomass - such as wood chips or plant residues - seldom has the same quality and energy content as 'classical' crude oil. A new, simple catalyst, developed at the University of Twente, improves the quality ...

dateAug 07, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Residents: Restrict emissions at oil refineries

Residents living near oil refineries and environmental activists are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter emissions standards to reduce communities' exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.

dateAug 05, 2014 in Environment
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