United States might finally build a new oil refinery in 2013

The first new oil refinery in the United States in thirty years is one step closer. Union County residents voted 58 percent to 42 percent Tuesday to endorse the rezoning of almost 3,300 acres of pristine farm land north of Elk Point for the oil refinery. Texas-based Hyperion Resources requested the rezoning for the $10 …

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Energy bill passes and spending bill has load guarantees for better energy sources

The Energy bill has passed both the Senate and House of representatives with veto proof margins and will increase the CAFE to 35 mpg Separately, Congress reached a tentative agreement on a major energy package that it plans to enact outside the energy bill. The agreement, to be included in a broad government spending bill, …

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