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Refinery warnings way of life in Texas City

The sirens from the nearby BP refinery were wailing in Dwight Crawford's neighborhood and he could see the glow from burning flares at the plant. Full story

BP Texas City loses power, residents warned

BP Plc's 475,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Texas City, Texas, lost power at about 10:55 p.m. local time Monday (0355 GMT Tuesday), frightening local residents who were ordered inside to avoid breathing smoke from the refinery's flares. Full story

Genesis Energy to expand Texas crude oil system

Genesis Energy LP said Monday it will expand its crude-oil handling capabilities on the Texas coast and build a new gas-processing facility in Oklahoma. Full story

Special report: How BP's oil spill costs could double

Last month, BP increased by $8 billion the financial provisions it was taking for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; the company's shares rose. Better-than- expected underlying profits and upbeat comments from new Chief Executive Bob Dudley were taken by the market as a sign the company had turned the co Full story

OSHA issues BP record fine for violations in Texas

   Rachel Maddow reviews the horrific, deadly record of a BP plant in Texas and notes they've been issued record fines as a result.

New CEO Dudley faces daunting task at BP

BP's incoming CEO Robert Dudley faces the daunting task of fixing a company saddled with huge liabilities, a broken culture, strained government relations and a badly damaged brand. Full story

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