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Delta Air Lines acquiring an oil refinery

Delta will pay $150 million for a refinery near Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press. The airline hopes to cut fuel costs by making its own jet fuel.
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Delta will pay $150 million for a refinery near Philadelphia, according to the Associated Press. The airline hopes to cut fuel costs by making its own jet fuel.

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