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Broken BP Refinery Unit Reopens, Falling Gas Prices Should Drop Even More

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.

08/25/2015

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Gas Prices Dropping Across Chicago

If you have a late summer road trip planned, there’s good news—the average gas price in the Chicago area has dropped 15 cents since Thursday, and prices are expected to keep going down.

08/24/2015

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Soaring Gas Prices Raise Questions About Price Gouging

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, called the recent spike in prices at the pump one of the worst he’s ever seen.

08/19/2015

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Outage At BP Refinery Sends Local Gas Prices Soaring

Though gas prices have been plummeting nationally, drivers in the Chicago area suddenly have seen a major bump at the pump.

08/12/2015

Whiting Refinery

Deal To End Strike At BP Refinery In Whiting

Workers and management at BP have reached a tentative agreement that would end a months-long strike at the refinery in Whiting, Ind.

04/29/2015

Debra Michaud (left) and other activists with Tar Sands Free Midwest call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to press oil company BP harder for a full accounting of a 2014 oil spill into Lake Michigan.

Activists Want Emanuel To Press BP For Answers On Oil Spill

Local environmental activists have said they’re not getting the answers they want from City Hall about an oil spill that occurred in northwest Indiana a year ago this week.

03/26/2015

Workers on strike outside the BP plant in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Workers At Whiting BP Plant Go On Strike

Workers are picketing at oil plants across the country including in Whiting, Indiana. They tell CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross the strike is not about wages, but safety.

02/08/2015

Firefighters found a man in the living room of a burning house in Whiting, Indiana. The man died after firefighters pulled him out. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed In House Fire In Whiting

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that started around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Whiting, Indiana.

12/11/2014

Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Whiting, Ind. Still Cleaning Up After Violent Storms

Many communities are still cleaning up after the violent storms that hit the Chicago area a few days ago, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

11/04/2014

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Mascot Hall Of Fame Coming To Northwest Indiana

The national Mascot Hall of Fame has announced it is opening a multi-million dollar facility in Whiting, Indiana, in 2017.

10/09/2014

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Explosion At BP Refinery In Whiting Shakes Surrounding Area

An explosion occurred at the BP Whiting, Ind., refinery Wednesday night.

08/27/2014

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Body Found In Whiting Identitfied As Missing Boater

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday on the body of a man that washed up on a beach in Whiting, Indiana. Authorities suspect the body could be the last missing victim of the season’s first fatal boating accident.

07/30/2014

Jose Alcazar (Supplied to CBS)

Teen Dies After Diving Off Lake Michigan Pier In Whiting

Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.

06/17/2014

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Activists Rally Against BP Whiting Practices

A rally was held in the former company town of Marktown Park in East Chicago, over the weekend to call attention to what activists say are environmentally unsound practices used by BP in Whiting.

05/22/2014

Angel Villafuerte. (Photo provided by Angel's friends.)

Trucker Released After Questioning In Hit-And-Run That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy

A driver was released after being questioned in connection with a Whiting, Ind., crash that killed a 12-year-old boy crossing the street near his home Wednesday afternoon.

04/17/2014

Police are searching for a truck driver hit and killed an 11-year-old boy in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

12-Year-Old Boy Killed In Whiting Hit-And-Run

A truck driver fatally struck an 11-year-old boy and kept on going Wednesday afternoon in Whiting, Indiana.

04/16/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

No New Oil Found From BP Spill

No new oil has been found floating in Lake Michigan or at the bottom of a cove following further inspection Sunday of the spill site near the BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind.

04/01/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Conditions Blunted Impact Of BP Oil Spill On Lake Michigan: Expert

Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Kirk Want To Talk To BP Executives About Whiting Oil Spill

“Any unanticipated spill is cause for concern, but given the Whiting refinery’s recent expansion of its operations to double the amount of heavy oil sands being processed, this spill raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP’s new, expanded production at Whiting,” they wrote.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

BP Raises Estimate Of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

 WHITING, Ind. (AP) –– Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows […]

03/27/2014

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