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see Thunder BayThunder Bay,
city (1991 pop. 113,946), SW Ont., Canada, on Thunder Bay inlet of Lake Superior. The city was created in 1970 by the amalgamation of the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur and two adjoining townships.
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, Ont., Canada.

Port Arthur:

see LüshunLüshun
, formerly Port Arthur,
Jap. Ryojun, former city, SW Liaoning prov., China, at the tip of the Liaodong peninsula. It was formerly combined with Dailian (Dairen) into the joint municipality of Lüda; it now is an adminstrative unit of Dalian.
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, China.

Port Arthur,

city (1990 pop. 58,724), Jefferson co., SE Tex., on Sabine Lake; inc. 1898. A deepwater port of entry on the Sabine-Neches Canal, it is an extensive oil port, with many large refineries, chemical plants, and oil rigs and ships. There is natural-gas processing, printing and publishing, and the manufacture of building materials and metal products. Agricultural products include rice, soybeans, and cattle. The Sabine region had already been visited and settled, and livestock and rice had been raised, before Arthur E. Stilwell decided (1894) to found a railroad terminus there. American financier and promoter John Warne GatesGates, John Warne,
1855–1911, American financier and promoter, known as Bet-a-Million Gates, b. near Chicago. He discovered a market for wire fencing on the Western plains, began the manufacture of fencing in St.
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 (Bet-a-Million Gates) also contributed to the early growth of the city. A ship channel was completed in 1899. Port Arthur boomed after the discovery (1901) of oil at Spindletop. The city holds an annual event recognizing the oil industry.
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Port Arthur

 

a city in the southern USA, in Texas. Port on Sabine Lake, linked by canal with the Gulf of Mexico. Population, 57,000 (1970; 316,000 with the neighboring city of Beaumont and suburbs). Port Arthur is the center of an important oil and sulfur region. It has oil-refining, chemical, shipbuilding, and food-processing industries, as well as enterprises that manufacture equipment for the oil industry. Oil is exported.


Port Arthur

 

a section of the city of Thunder Bay in Canada, which was formed in 1970 when the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur merged.

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Port Arthur

1. a former penal settlement (1833--70) in Australia, on the S coast of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania
2. the former name of Lüshun
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While the Port Arthur News does not sell page-one ads, the Orange Leader, circulation 8,500, does.
According to a Reuters report, as part of the deal, Motiva will acquire a chemical plant owned by Flint Hills Resources that produces ethylene, cyclohexane, and polymer grade propylene, located near its oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.
Department of Energy issued Port Arthur LNG's authorization to export domestically produced natural gas to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S.
It also includes the negotiation and finalisation of a 25% equity investment in Phase 1 of Port Arthur LNG, said a statement.
Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey submerged coastal Port Arthur, the rain still brings the 17-year-old's heart rate up, especially when water overflows the long-neglected drainage ditches lining the neighborhood's sidewalks.
Bayport Polymers LLC, a joint venture of Total SA and Novealis Holdings LLC, has held the official ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new ethane cracker at the Total Port Arthur Refinery.
Houston Community College (HCC) and Lamar Stare College Port Arthur (LSCPA), institutions of higher education that serve tUe people of the southeast part of the state, would see varied degrees of damage from Harvey's flooding.
Port Arthur [USA], Aug 30 ( ANI ): The largest oil refinery in the United States, Port Arthur refinery, is closing down due to catastrophic flooding, caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Meanwhile, the Texas community of Port Arthur found itself increasingly isolated as Harvey's rains flooded most major roads out of the city and swamped a shelter for victims fleeing the storm that ravaged the Houston area.
More than two feet of rain over the last 24 hours pounded the small Texas cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur forcing the closure Wednesday of 13 credit unions that collectively serve nearly 130,000 members and their families.
Howard Midstream Energy Partners subsidiary, GT Pipeline, launched a binding open season to secure new shipper commitments for the Sabine Bayou Line, a new pipeline system near Port Arthur, TX.
In early November, Standard Alloys Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, opened its new 15,000-sq.-ft.

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