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Valero Port Arthur, Texas refinery cuts production due to storm: sources

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Valero Energy Corp’s 335,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery cut production on Thursday because of flooding around the refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations. Trucks that haul away sulfur produced by the refinery can’t leave the plant because of flooded roadways, the sources said. U.S. regulations require the sulfur be Read More

Trump administration to tell California: You can’t make clean car rules

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FILE PHOTO: Morning commuters travel in rush hour traffic towards Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to revoke California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards, a move with high stakes for the auto industry, consumers Read More

India may become winner in US-China trade war

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The Indian economy could benefit by $11 billion as some international manufacturers move production to the country due to trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. That’s according to a report from Singapore’s DBS Bank. It said that ″India could increase its trade footprint in midst of the US-China trade conflict, particularly under categories on Read More

Trump and California go to war over clean cars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers. In a morning flurry of tweets, Read More

Make smartphones last longer to cut emissions in EU: activists’ report

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to make electronics last longer. FILE PHOTO: Smartphones are pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. Read More

Cycle of panic & death: Humankind totally not ready for global pandemic, emergency preparedness group warns

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A sudden lethal pandemic could wipe out tens of millions of people, destroy the world’s economies, and leave humanity in chaos, according to a new report from an emergency preparedness body that isn’t alarmist in the slightest. Citing a reactionary “cycle of panic and neglect” in which health emergencies are dealt with as they arise, Read More

Toyota banks on Olympic halo for the humble bus to keep hydrogen dream alive

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transport but at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, they will represent Toyota Motor Corp’s (7203.T) best bet for wider acceptance of hydrogen power – technology so far eclipsed by electric vehicles. FILE PHOTO: Toyota Motor Corp. displays the company’s fuel cell bus Sora Read More

U.S. FAA to brief international regulators on status of Boeing 737 MAX

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FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. July 1, 2019. Picture taken July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson has invited about 50 aviation safety regulators from around the world to an informal Read More