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Refiners are fueling first jobs

Mowing lawns is a summertime rite of passage in America, providing young people with experience pitching their business to neighbors, keeping a work schedule, and making and managing money—from purchasing the gasoline that fuels the operation, to budgeting for the...

/ March 4, 2019

Petrochemical makers are innovating to enable more plastics recycling

As petrochemicals and recycling advancements give old plastic new life over and over again—from shoes and clothes made of recycled plastic recovered from the ocean, to plastic bottles being chemically recycled into fuel and a raw material to make new...

/ March 4, 2019

Toluene: The secret ingredient in stretch jeans

Invented more than a century ago (1873, hat tip to Mr. Levi Strauss), blue jeans have evolved from humble origins into an American wardrobe staple. They’re a fixture for yardwork, office work, a night on the town and running errands....

/ March 4, 2019

American refiners produce the fuels for greener flights

The friendly skies have never been more crowded. In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers stowed their tray tables and brought their seat backs into the upright position on their way to and from wherever they wanted — or needed — to...

/ March 4, 2019