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Harvey has knocked out a significant portion of the nation's oil refining capacity

The nation's biggest oil refinery shut down Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to hammer the core of the U.S. industry that turns crude oil into gasoline.

The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, began a "controlled shutdown" at 5 a.m. Wednesday, joining more than a dozen other facilities in Corpus Christi, Beaumont and other cities along the Gulf Coast that

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