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Massive Exxon Refinery Fire Poses a New Threat to Oil Demand

A fire broke out early Wednesday at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Baton Rouge oil refinery in Louisiana, halting production at the fifth-biggest fuel-making plant in the U.S. The outage at the massive complex — which supplies fuels across the southeast U.S. …

Cyberattack on New Orleans City Computers Called ‘Minimal’

NEW ORLEANS — Officials announced Saturday that no data was held for ransom and that a recovery operation is getting underway after a cyberattack a day earlier triggered a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans. Chief Information Officer …

Bankrupt Philadelphia Refinery Expects Second Insurance Payment

Insurers of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) have indicated they will make a second payment of $15 million from its property policy in connection to the June fire and subsequent shutdown of the plant, court documents showed. The payout will be …

California Governor Demands PG&E Accountability For Mismanaging Power Shutoffs

LOS ANGELES — California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co should be held accountable for mismanaging last week’s widespread power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. …

Minnesota to Consider Shutdown Claims for Road Work

A Minnesota transportation official said Friday that construction contractors won’t be blocked from claiming losses related to Minnesota’s state government shutdown, despite a last-minute insert in the state budget. Transportation Department spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said contractors can seek payment for …