Wildfires kill at least six across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas

At least six people have been killed and thousands of others have been forced from their homes as wildfires continued raging Tuesday across hundreds of thousands of acres in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, authorities confirmed. Fire activity was slowing across the region, but red flag warnings and fire weather watches, signifying serious fire conditions, were…

Exxon to invest $20B on U.S. Gulf Coast refining projects

By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, said on Monday it would invest $20 billion through 2022 to expand its chemical and oil refining plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The investments at 11 sites should create 35,000 temporary construction jobs and 12,000 permanent…