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Refining sector dodged a bullet as second hurricane fizzles

GALVESTON, Texas-- Last Wednesday, when Hurricane Rita reached the Category 5 level as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico, retailers and consumers across the country began holding their breath as what appeared to be the mother of all storms barreled toward Texas and its refinery-rich coast. Turns out...

Stewart Spinks, founder of The Spinx Co. Inc., has recently added alternative fuel E85 to 11 of his 103 fueling locations in North and South Carolina.

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Stewart Spinks, founder of The Spinx Co. Inc., has recently added alternative fuel E85 to 11 of his 103 fueling locations in North and South Carolina. Spinks also is planning to add additional E85 locations at other sites soon. Stewert Spinks believes doing what he can for the...

Hurricanes underscore need for more refineries

HOUSTON -- Production losses from the shutdown of Gulf Coast refineries in expectation of Hurricane Rita's arrival, as well as damage from the storm itself, could ripple through the nation's gasoline market for weeks, said the Wall Street Journal. With four refineries knocked out of operation by...

Consumers have hand in slowing price decreases
Consumer group wants to restrict times gas stations can raise prices
Retailers, politicians urge conservative gasoline use
Requests information from DOE on restarting old, building new units
Investigations come up with nothing
Citizens leaving Houston area as hurricane barrels toward oil refineries
Sessel details initiatives to protect competition in petroleum industry

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