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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 2:37:49 PM

Motiva's Port Arthur, Texas refinery was poised last year to become the largest refinery in the United States after an expansion was completed. However, problems arose after the expansion was opened and it was subsequently closed for months.

Extensive damage was caused and the plant was repaired over the winter, and is again set to re-open in the coming days and weeks. However, it suffered another set back this week when a power outage on April 13 tripped it offline. The refinery is again beginning the process of restarting its facility and opening the expansion.

According to Kimberly Windon, Media Relations with Shell, "The Motiva Port Arthur Refinery is in the early process of preparing units for re-start, following a...

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WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 5:24:33 PM

old news just reposted..
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:26:01 AM

That means Big Oil can start "Exporting" more to other Countries for higher prices.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:24:23 AM

Good.
WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 10:12:06 PM

no change to prices... they just scam us because we are powerless - pun intended
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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 7:30:25 AM

kia: you're so right about that.
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 1:00:29 PM

When this one comes online they'll find an excuse to take another one offline!
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 12:52:36 AM

crank it up
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 10:10:35 AM

Wouldn't it be nice if it did?
WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 12:01:39 AM

who thinks it will make much of a difference????
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 10:14:13 AM

More capacity should be good for consumers.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 8:26:57 AM

refinery up and running is good, though I think our future is in natural gas. we can even make methane gas, and we should be trying to capture the natural methane coming from melting permafrost in Alaska. and there are ocean pockets where methane is pouring out. if we don't this methane will warm our planet faster and faster.
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 10:18:07 PM

guess they'll just have to raise prices again...
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 9:31:54 PM

Its about time! But it wont matter on the price of oil!
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 1:38:31 PM

prices will not get any better...
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 7:44:13 AM

WD: PD's BLOGS are never news.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 11:36:19 PM

no longer news when this old...
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 12:02:29 AM

indeed Vette, would be nice if more came back online after the fiascos we've had in the past year.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 1:11:35 AM

Lets get it going. We could a couple of more online too.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 12:05:37 AM

time to drop prices... no more excuses for high prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 12:03:18 AM

mdc: you're right. Lots more export than we generally think.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:25:26 PM

Whatever!!! Won't help with prices here is US. They'll just ship the excess over seas to make a profit!! Exporting gasoline in record amounts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2013 1:28:35 AM

paul: PD's blog is never news...
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 11:23:24 PM

Yea.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 7:24:56 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 12:16:15 AM

awww... Pig Oil saying "watch us, we're relieving the bottleneck at the pumps...."?
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:57:43 PM

Crude is waiting, hurry.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 4:56:42 PM

Everything is going on it.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 6:25:27 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 11:52:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 11:35:08 PM

just more ways they self inflate prices and profits
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 10:27:10 AM

awesome
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 4:53:14 AM

great news !
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 10:19:08 PM

Great, drill baby drill!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 8:09:38 PM

Come on now. get it right.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 7:44:00 PM

This time for sure!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 4:37:19 PM

Time will tell
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 3:46:56 PM

Give it a kick, a boot to get it going.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 3:07:15 PM

Good deal
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 3:04:22 PM

Get it up ASAP !!! PLEASE, my wallet is getting thin !!!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:44:07 PM


Good news.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:38:18 PM

now they will decide to close another
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:31:23 PM

about time
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:31:01 PM

When Port Arthur comes online then another will drop off.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:22:00 PM

Just out of curiosity (in U.S. gals from a barrel of crude)

From EIA chart:

19.30 gasoline
09.83 diesel
04.24 jet
02.10 coke
00.46 lubes

From Port Arthur refinery news article:

20.58 gasoline
12.60 diesel
05.04 jet
02.94 coke
00.25 lubes
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:17:17 PM

Time for them to damage something else to keep prices up.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:17:07 PM

Good? Now we'll get cheaper gas? Don't hold your breath.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:13:18 PM

Should help lower prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:11:55 PM

I hope it works well this time.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:10:24 PM

So? One comes on, two or more will go down. They will keep manipulating this one way or another. Don't get all excited about so many apparently good news posts here today.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:09:46 PM

So hope this makes it a little better.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 2:08:20 PM

Good.
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