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The new estimate makes the Marshall County Keystone leak the seventh-largest onshore oil or petroleum spill since 2010, as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Staples heads the Texas Oil & Gas Association, the trade group that was founded in 1919 to represent petroleum interests.
Court documents say that the collision also caused petroleum to be released into the surface or subsurface soil or groundwater, causing a risk to human health and the environment.
Because domestic petroleum is so heavily subsidized, around 60% of the kingdom’s electricity comes from it.
Several oil, natural gas and petroleum product pipelines traverse Indiana.
In the 2016 fiscal year, companies were expected to apply for $700 million in cash tax credits — more than half of the $1.3 billion that the state collected in total petroleum revenue.
In return, China has gained increased access to the continent's vast mineral and petroleum resources.
The heads of some of the world’s largest oil companies pushed back on Tuesday against predictions that demand for petroleum could erode in coming decades due to the rise of renewable energy and electric vehicles.
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: a kind of oil that comes from below the ground and that is the source of gasoline and other products
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