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Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy, a firm that monitors gasoline pricing, told me.
The regulation is meant to cut air pollution, reduce petroleum imports and support corn farmers by requiring refiners to mix billions of gallons of biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel each year.
Special absorbent booms were placed on nearby Newton Creek Thursday in case any petroleum products overflowed the berms, Kesler said.
Imports were down by about a third to $103 million, including almost nothing of long-term value -- no machinery, cereals, petroleum products, or vehicles.
Hildebrand is a University of Texas graduate with both geology and petroleum engineering degrees.
One reason the drills, which usually run from December through March, have been reduced are United Nations sanctions restricting sending oil and refined petroleum products to the reclusive nation, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Police seized Comeau’s cell phone, clothing and his mother’s SUV and the police dog detected petroleum on a pant leg and one of Comeau’s shoes.
In fact, China spent twice as much that year importing chips as importing petroleum.
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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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