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Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, middle, and LyondellBasell Senior Vice President Kevin Brown, right, greet refinery workers before a press conference on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the LyondellBasell Refinery in Houston.
Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, middle, and LyondellBasell Senior Vice President Kevin Brown, right, greet refinery workers before a press conference on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at the LyondellBasell Refinery in Houston.
(Patric Schneider/AP)

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