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Just few news items on some leading edge Small refinery closing examples due Energy/Global Warming/Carbon tax actions by current congress bills:
An oil refinery in El Dorado that presently employs 1.200 workers says it will have to close if Congress
<Chevron Richmond Refinery expansion halted for stronger enviromental review may cancel contracosta area project and lead to plant sale/closing of 1930’s plant/units>. (See earlier news posting on coking.com
Even though Congressional actions on increasing Ethanol use & adding Carbon Tax/Energy Bill actions are already in progress – There was some good news on the Climate Change bill Thursday via pushback & delay to Sept 2009=
Obama’s drive for climate change bill sees delay
President Barack Obama’s push for quick action by Congress on climate change legislation suffered a setback on Thursday when the U.S. Senate committee leading the drive delayed work on the bill until September.
FYI some Other Country closings impacted via economy
Shell may sell or shut Montreal East refinery Decision should be made in the next few months; refining margins are expected to
Valero Aruba Refinery is shutting down for 60-90 days due to poor refinery economics/margins and has been on sale block since 2008.