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Six Reasons Asia’s Oil Refiners Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

(Bloomberg) — Predictions of peak oil and the impending demise of fossil fuels will hit Asian oil refiners especially hard. The region is home to three of the top four oil-guzzling nations, and more than a third of global crude processing capacity. Yet, Asian refiners are expanding at a breakneck pace, even building massive new plants designed to run for at least half a century.What is going on?After a century of powering the world’s vehicles, oil refiners are having to plan for an oil-free future in mobility as cars begin switching to batteries, ships burn natural gas, and innovation brings on other energy sources such as hydrogen. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicts oil demand for transportation will peak as early as 2026.Yet, even as a slew of headlines announce oil major BP Plc selling its prized Alaskan fields or

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Kalamazoo area sends 16 to 2021 Associated Press boys hoops all-state teams

KALAMAZOO, MI – Michigan’s 2021 boys high school basketball season was an unforgettable campaign, but unfortunately some of the things that stand out the most are not the most pleasant memories.

The preseason uncertainty, delayed start, canceled games and team quarantines amid the COVID-19 pandemic made for a challenging few months, and overcoming that adversity to take the court should make every athlete proud.

There were some that not only showed up, but excelled under the tough circumstances, and those players were recognized for their efforts by being named to the Associated Press 2021 All-State teams.

Sixteen players from the Kalamazoo area made the cut, ranging from first team to honorable mention for Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Selections are made by a voting panel of sports writers from across the state.

Follow along to see the full rundown of Kalamazoo-area athletes that received first team, second team or

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