A Shell-owned ethylene cracker plant on Pulau Bukom, Singapore. Several U.S. states are competing for a similar plant the company plans to build in northern Appalachia.
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A woman pays her respects at a statue of Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State University campus in State College, Pa., after learning of his death on Sunday.
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The Syncrude tar sands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is seen in November. Alberta's tar sands would supply the oil for the prospective Keystone XL pipeline.
Rick Santorum receives a call at his campaign headquarters during his Senate re-election bid in 2006. The former senator was attempting to keep his Pennsylvania Senate seat, which he later lost to Democrat Bob Casey Jr.
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Distillation towers, tanks and other equipment at Sunoco's sprawling refinery on the banks of the Schuylkill River on Aug. 3, 2009. Sunoco is selling off two refineries and, in September, announced it would get out of the refining business.
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Pelosi was critical of Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership for recessing the House without passing extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, both set to expire at the end of the year.
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