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[[Image:Obamacarson2.jpg|thumb|right|500px|Jon Carson, the Executive Director of Organizing for Action, is credited with the strategy of focusing the Obama campaign on winning small caucus states around the country which won Obama the Democratic nomination for President over Hillary Clinton in 2008. According to Josh Gerstein Carson "is credited with executing the Obama campaign’s 'Feb. 5 plan' — a massive contingent of operatives and volunteers placed in 22 states while the press and top Obama aides focused on the four earliest contests."<p>
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[[Image:Reservoir Hill.jpg|thumb|right|450px|Hugh Pickens]]
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[http://hughpickens.com Hugh Pickens] (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub'_al_Khali empty quarter of Saudi Arabia], and [http://project-tools.com/projects.htm built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center] all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his [http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GREEN+SPRING+NAMES+PICKENS+VICE+PRESIDENT+OF+PHYSICIAN+SERVICES-a018294703 wife] moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2301+Donner+Ave%2C+Ponca+City%2C+OK&data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-97.052085!3d36.733001!2m2!1f349.46!2f95.82!4f75!2m7!1e1!2m2!1svvDhInRwrcsKtmDssDlMoQ!2e0!5m2!1svvDhInRwrcsKtmDssDlMoQ!2e0!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87b0f527d270150b%3A0xc6f2815ca3b9fd20!3m8!1m3!1d229448!2d-122.2366068!3d47.6290804!3m2!1i1423!2i1024!4f13.1!4m2!3d36.733934!4d-97.052318&fid=5 nine acres of lawn], [http://poncacityweloveyou.com writes about local history] and [http://flickr.com/photos/20881138@N00/sets/ photographs events] at the Poncan Theatre and [http://thebrokenstatue.com Ponca Playhouse].
  
Read our [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Jon_Carson definitive biography of Jon Carson] and the [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Jon_Carson#Major_Activities_on_Organizing_for_Action Tactics and Strategies of "Organizing for Action."]]]
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In 1996, Pickens edited and published [http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Review-Have-Lucky/dp/0965560198 ''My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?''], the memoirs of Jack Crandall, Pickens' college mentor and professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published [http://peacecorpsonline.org/frontpage/index.html “Peace Corps Online,”] serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing over 2,000 stories to [http://hughpickens.com/slashdot/ “Slashdot: News for Nerds,”] and articles for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reservoirhill Wikipedia], [http://poncacityweloveyou.com “Ponca City, We Love You”], and [http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/pickens-writes-writes/ Peace Corps Worldwide].
[[Image:Dunhams.jpg|thumb|500px|President Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (left), grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma attending first and second grade at Old Jefferson Elementary School and third grade at Roosevelt School. Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham, worked three years as a furniture salesman at Glenn Paris Furniture on Grand Avenue in Ponca City.Read our [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham biography of Barack Obama's mother and her years in Ponca City] with original research and interviews with people who still remember the Dunhams.]]
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[[Image:ewmarlandrefinery.jpg|thumb|500px|Phillips 66's Marland Refinery in Ponca City is the most profitable refinery of Phillips 66's fourteen worldwide refineries. Based on Phillips' third quarter earnings report for 2012 with a realized crack spread of $31.83 for mid-continent refineries and a capacity utilization of 102%, the Marland Refinery in Ponca City will '''contribute at an annualized rate of over $1 billion ($1.032 B) of net profits in 2012''' to Phillips bottom line. Read our [http://honorponcacity.com report on the business strategy of Phillips 66] that documents and analyzes the Phillips' plans and policies particularly with respect to its Refinery and Marketing Business Segment with a special emphasis on evaluating the impact of Phillips 66 business decisions on the refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma. ]]
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[[Image:Robaloshipyard.jpg|thumb|right|500px|On the western shore of Lake Michigan, about 80 miles north of Milwaukee, lies Manitowoc, Wisconsin. During World War II, the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company built 28 submarines for the United States Navy. More than 7,000 men and women worked around the clock, 365 days a year to build some of the best submarines in the Navy. Of the 28 submarines, 25 were built in time to see action during the war. Together they sank 132 Japanese ships. Donald Cress was the older brother of my mother Deloris Pickens. Donald graduated from high school in Geneva, Minnesota in June, 1941 and after Pearl Harbor he volunteered to join the US Navy. Donald was born and raised on a farm and when he came back from the war he intended to farm again. When Donald volunteered, he asked to join the submarine service. "I want to come back from the war whole or not at all," Don told his family. Read [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=America%27s_Fresh_Water_Submarines the story about my uncle Donald Cress].]]
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[[Image:Pioneerwomanmodels01.jpg|thumb|right|500px| In 1908 E. W. Marland came to Oklahoma after losing his fortune in the Pennsylvania oil fields in the panic of 1907 and by 1920 had reestablished himself and started the Marland Oil Company in Ponca City with a fortune estimated at $85 million (roughly $910 million in modern dollars). Marland was a visionary and not only pioneered the use of geophysical techniques in the oil industry but was years ahead of his time as an employer providing housing, loans, medical care, and other benefits for the thousands of employees who worked at his refineries and pipelines. But misfortune would strike Marland and in 1928 his oil empire was destroyed by J.P. Morgan's banking interests. Marland was forced out of the oil company he had founded when bankers merged it with Continental Oil Company and renamed the company Conoco. Read the [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Pioneer_Woman_Models_Come_Home story of E. W. Marland and the Pioneer Woman Models] and about the [http://themarlandmovie.com movie that is going to be made about Marland's life].]]
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[[Image:Reservoir Hill.jpg|thumb|right|500px|[http://hughpickens.com Hugh Pickens] (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub'_al_Khali empty quarter of Saudi Arabia], and [http://project-tools.com/projects.htm built satellite control stations for NASA] all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his wife moved back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows nine acres of lawn, and [http://poncacityweloveyou.com writes about local history] and [http://flickr.com/photos/20881138@N00/sets/ photographs local events] at the Poncan Theatre and [http://thebrokenstatue.com Ponca Playhouse]. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published [http://peacecorpsonline.org/frontpage/index.html “Peace Corps Online,”] serving over one million pageviews monthly. His other writing includes contributing over 1,400 stories to [http://hughpickens.com/slashdot/ “Slashdot: News for Nerds,”] and articles for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reservoirhill Wikipedia], [http://poncacityweloveyou.com “Ponca City, We Love You”], and [http://peacecorpsworldwide.org/pickens-writes-writes/ Peace Corps Worldwide].]]
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Research and Ideas is a personal Wiki belonging to [http://hughpickens.com Hugh Pickens] that I use for some experiments in Knowledge Management and to expand some of my [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reservoirhill own articles from Wikipedia].
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==Writing==
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===History, Biography, and Politics===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Jon_Carson Jon Carson -The Man Who Won the Nomination for Barack Obama in 2008]  (>250,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham Barack Obama's Mother Grew Up in Ponca City] February 6, 2009 (>120,000 pageviews)
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_happened_to_Okies_after_%22The_Grapes_of_Wrath%22 What Happened to Okies after "The Grapes of Wrath"]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=America%27s_Fresh_Water_Submarines America's Fresh Water Submarines in World War II]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Peace_Corps_Director_Aaron_Williams Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams]
  
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===Science and Technology===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Slashdot Stories on Slashdot]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Soylent Stories on Soylent News]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=NASA%27s_GRO_Remote_Terminal_System_(GRTS) Building NASA's NASA's GRO Remote Terminal System (GRTS) in Australia]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Writing_for_Slashdot Why I enjoy Writing for Slashdot]
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* [http://peacecorpsonline.typepad.com/poncacityweloveyou/2007/11/writing-for-wik.html Why I enjoy Writing for Wikipedia]
  
==Ponca City, Oklahoma==
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===Business===
===Barack Obama's Mother and Grandparents lived in Ponca City, Oklahoma for three years in the 1940's===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Introduction An Independent Evaluation of Phillips 66, its Business Strategy, and Execution] (>325,000 pageviews)
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* [http://respectponcacity.com A History of the Marland Refinery in Ponca City] (>50,000 pageviews)
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* [http://tingmodel.com A Financial Model for Tucows and Ting]
  
* [[Stanley Ann Dunham]] - Barack Obama's Mother grew up in Ponca City
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===Ponca City, Oklahoma===
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham#Barack_Obama.27s_Grandfather_Stanley_Dunham Grandfather Stanley Dunham] - Barack Obama's Grandfather worked in Ponca City after World War II
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* [http://poncacityweloveyou.com Ponca City, We Love You]
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham#Barack_Obama.27s_Grandmother_Madelyn_Dunham Grandmother Madelyn Dunham] - Barack Obama's Grandmother suffered serious medical problems while living in Ponca City
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* [http://www.pioneerwomanmodels.com/ The Pioneer Woman Models Should Return to Ponca City] July 13, 2007
 
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Pioneer_Woman_Models_Come_Home The Pioneer Woman Models Come Home to Ponca City] February 26, 2010
===Ponca City Essays===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Stanley_Ann_Dunham President Barack Obama's Mother Grew Up in Ponca City] February 6, 2009
 
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* [http://peacecorpsonline.org/standingbear/ Standing Bear Looks to the Future]
* [[Standing Bear Looks to the Future]]
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* [[What to See in Ponca City]]
 
* [[What to See in Ponca City]]
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* [http://thebrokenstatue.com/ Ponca Playhouse to Present "The Broken Statue"] January 17, 2012
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* [[What Ponca City Owes EW Marland]] June 20, 2012
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#How_Much_Money_Does_the_Marland_Refinery_in_Ponca_City_Earn_for_Phillips_66.3F How Much Money Does the Marland Refinery in Ponca City Earn for Phillips 66?] July 23, 2012
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=EW_Marland_and_%22The_Ends_of_the_Earth%22 EW Marland and the Movie "The Ends of the Earth"] May 23, 2013
  
===The Pioneer Woman Models Come Home===
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===Peace Corps Writing===
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* [http://peacecorpsonline.org Peace Corps Online]
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* [http://peacecorpslibrary.org/ Peace Corps Library]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Peace_Corps_Sharp_Incident_in_Kazahkstan The Peace Corps "Sharp Incident" in Kazakhstan]
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* [http://peacecorpswriters.org/pages/2001/0111/111hpnogv.html Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the Nominee for Peace Corps Director]
  
* [[The Pioneer Woman Models Come Home]]
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===Personal Essays===
 
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Death_Be_Not_Proud Death Be Not Proud]
* [http://poncacityweloveyou.com Ponca City]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=My_Favorite_Christmas My Favorite Christmas]
 
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* [http://reservoirhill.org A Victorian Mansion in Baltimore's Reservoir Hill]
===Friends and Family===
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* [[America's Fresh Water Submarines]]
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* [[Death Be Not Proud]]
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* [[My Life in Review]] by Jack Crandall, Professor Emeritus,SUNY Brockport
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===About the Author===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66%2C_its_Business_Strategy%2C_and_Execution#About_the_Author About the Author]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Who_is_Hugh_Pickens HughPickens.com]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Hugh_Pickens%27_Stories_on_Slashdot HP Stories on Slashdot]
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===The Oil Industry and Ponca City===
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66%2C_its_Business_Strategy%2C_and_Execution An Independent Evaluation of Phillips 66, its Business Strategy, and Execution‎]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_Financial_Analysts_Think_of_Philips_66 What Financial Analysts Think of Phillips 66]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Oil_Refinery_in_Ponca_City A History of the Ponca City Refinery]
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* [[How Much Money Does the Marland Refinery in Ponca City Earn for Phillips 66?]]
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* [[Phillips 66's Contributions to Ponca City]]
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* [[Honor the Legacy of EW Marland]]
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* [[What Ponca City Owes EW Marland]]
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* [[EW Marland and "The Ends of the Earth"]]
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===Phillips 66===
 
===Phillips 66===
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[[Image:Phillips conoco 1.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Conoco and Phillips 66 announced on November 18, 2001 that their boards of directors had unanimously approved a definitive agreement for a "merger of equals". The merged company, ConocoPhillips, became the third-largest integrated U.S. energy company based on market capitalization and oil and gas reserves and production.  On November 11, 2011 ConocoPhillips announced that Phillips 66 would be the name of a new independent oil and gasoline refining and marketing firm, created as ConocoPhillips split into two companies. ConocoPhillips kept the current name of the company and concentrated on oil exploration and production side while Phillips 66 included refining, marketing, midstream, and chemical portions of the company. Photo: [http://hughpickens.com Hugh Pickens] all rights reserved.]]
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For nearly 100 years oil refining has provided the bedrock of Ponca City's local economy and shaped the character of our community. Today the Ponca City Refinery is  the best run and most profitable of Phillips 66's fifteen worldwide refineries. The purpose of this collection of reports is to provide a comprehensive overview of Phillips 66's business  that documents and explains the company's business strategy and execution of that strategy.
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|scope="col" width="350px"|'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Safety, Environment, Legal</span>'''
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Safety_and_Environmental_Issues_at_Phillips_66#Safety_and_Environment Safety and Environment] - [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Deaths_and_Injuries_at_Phillips_Refineries_and_Chemical_Plants#Deaths_and_Injuries_at_Phillips_Refineries_and_Chemical_Plants Deaths and Injuries]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Litigation_and_Legal_Issues_at_Phillips_66#Litigation_and_Legal_Issues_with_Phillips Litigation and Legal Issues with Phillips 66]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Operational_Excellence_at_Phillips_66#Operational_Excellence Operational Excellence]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Technology_Development_at_Phillips_66#Technology_Development Technology Development]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Labor_Relations_at_Phillips_66#Labor_Relations_and_Issues_with_Employees Labor Relations and Human Resources]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Labor_Relations_at_Phillips_66#Employee_Benefits Employee Benefits]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Government_Relations_at_Phillips_66#Government_Relations Government Relations]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Media_Relations_and_Public_Relations_at_Phillips_66#Public_Relations_and_Media_Relations Media Relations and Public Relations]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Philanthropic_and_Community_Benefits_at_Phillips_66#Philanthropic_and_Community_Benefits Philanthropic and Community Benefits]
  
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66%2C_its_Business_Strategy%2C_and_Execution An Independent Evaluation of Phillips 66, its Business Strategy, and Execution‎]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_Financial_Analysts_Think_of_Philips_66 What Financial Analysts Think of Phillips 66]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Oil_Refinery_in_Ponca_City A History of the Ponca City Refinery]
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* [[How Much Money Does the Marland Refinery in Ponca City Earn for Phillips 66?]]
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* [[Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery]]
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* [[Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery]]
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* [[Phillips 66 News and Views - August, 2012]]
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===Oil Companies Drilling in Kay County, Oklahoma===
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*[http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Red_Fork_Energy An Independent Evaluation of Red Fork Energy]
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*[http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Austex_Oil_Limited An Independent Evaluation of Austex Oil Limited]
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==Peace Corps==
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===Peace Corps Online===
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* [[Peace Corps Online 1/20/2012]]
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* [[Peace Corps Online 6/3/2011]]
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===Peace Corps People===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Corporate</span>'''
* [[Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams]] - 18th Director of the Peace Corps
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*[http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Creation_of_Phillips_66 Creation of Phillips 66]
* [[Jon Carson]- Field Director in 2008 Obama Campaign for the Presidency, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House's Office of Public Engagement
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Governance_of_Phillips_66 Governance of Phillips 66]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Greg_Garland.2C_Chairman.2C_President_and_CEO_of_Phillips_66 CEO Greg Garland] - [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Jim_Mulva.2C_Chairman_and_CEO_of_ConocoPhillips Jim Mulva]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Board_of_Directors Phillips 66 Board of Directors]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Management_and_Governance_Effectiveness_at_Phillips_66 Management Effectiveness]
  
===Works in Progress===
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* [[Richard Holbrooke]] Former Morocco Peace Corps Country Director Richard Holbrooke - now Special Envoy for the President - in progress
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* [[Christopher Hill]] Cameroon Returned Peace Corps volunteer Christopher Hill - now Ambassador to Iraq - in progress
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* [[Tom Bissell]] - Writer and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in  Uzbekistan - in progress
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===Peace Corps Stories===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Strategic and Financial</span>'''
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=PCV_Anthony_Sharp The "Sharp Incident" in Kazakhstan] - How a Peace Corps Volunteer was arrested in a Soviet-style set-up
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Strategic_Vision_for_Phillips_66 Strategic Vision for Phillips 66]
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Peace_Corps_Malaysia Exclusive: Peace Corps to Reinstate Program in Malaysia after Thirty Year Lapse] February 19, 2002
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66_Capital_Programs#Phillips_Capital_Programs Phillips 66 Capital Programs]
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Nobel_Prize_in_2011 2011 Will be the Year the Peace Corps wins the Nobel Peace Prize] February 22, 2011
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Financial_Stability_of_Phillips_66_and_Risk_Management Financial Stability]
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_First_PCVs The First Peace Corps Volunteers Head Overseas in 1961] February 27, 2011
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Divestiture_of_Non-Core_Assets_at_Phillips_66#Phillips.27_Divestiture_of_Non-Core_Assets_Through_Sale.2C_Exchange.2C_or_Closure Phillips' Divestiture of Non-Core Assets]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66_Expansion,_Construction,_Acquisitions_and_Purchases#Phillips_Expansion.2C_Construction.2C_Acquisitions_and_Purchases Construction, Acquisitions, and Purchases]
  
===In Progress===
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* [[A Birthday Present for the Peace Corps]] in progress
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===Peace Corps History===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Business Segments</span>'''
====Peace Corps Afghanistan====
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Refining_Business_Segment Refining Business Segment]
* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: Pre-2001]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Marketing_and_Special_Products_at_Phillips_66#Marketing_and_Special_Products Marketing and Special Products] - [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Marketing_and_Special_Products_at_Phillips_66#Latest_News_and_Views_on_Marketing Latest News]
* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2001]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Chemical_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Chemical_Business_Segment_within_Phillips_66 Chemical Business Segment] - [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Chemical_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Latest_News_and_Views_on_the_Chemical_Business_Segment Latest News]
* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2002]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Midstream_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Midstream_Business_Segment_within_Phillips_66 Midstream Business Segment] - [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Midstream_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Latest_News_and_Views_of_the_Midstream_Business_Segment Latest News]
* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2003]]
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* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2004]]
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* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2005]]
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* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2006]]
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* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2007]]
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* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: 2008]]
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* [[Peace Corps Afghanistan: RPCVs]]
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* [[Morocco RPCV Sarah Chayes works in Afghanistan]]
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* [[RPCV Thomas Gouttierre is Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska]]
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====Peace Corps Georgia====
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* [[Peace Corps Georgia]]
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* [[Peace Corps Georgia: Evacuation in 2008]]
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====Peace Corps Peru====
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Stock Market</span>'''
* [[Peace Corps Peru: Pre-2001]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Stock_Market_and_Phillips_66#The_Stock_Market_and_Investor_Relations The Stock Market and Investor Relations]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2001]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Stock_Market_and_Phillips_66#Stock_Performance Phillips 66 Stock Performance]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2002]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Stock_Market_and_Phillips_66#Dividends_and_Stock_Repurchase Phillips 66 Dividends and Stock Repurchases]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2003]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Stock_Market_and_Phillips_66#Stockholder.27s_Meetings Stockholder's Meetings]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2004]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Stock_Market_and_Phillips_66#Earnings_Conferences Phillips 66 Earnings Conferences]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2005]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=The_Stock_Market_and_Phillips_66#Investor_Conferences Phillips 66 Investor Conferences]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2006]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=What_Independent_Financial_Analysts_Say_About_Phillips_66#What_Independent_Financial_Analysts_Say_About_Phillips_66 What Financial Analysts Say About Phillips 66]
* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2007]]
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* [[Peace Corps Peru: 2008]]
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==Slashdot and Wikipedia Research==
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===Writing for Slashdot===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Reference</span>'''
* [[Writing for Slashdot]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_Master_Index_List Master Index of Phillips 66 Articles]
* [[Slashdot Submissions]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#Conclusions Conclusions]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#External_Links External Links]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#References References]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=An_Independent_Evaluation_of_Phillips_66,_its_Business_Strategy,_and_Execution#About_the_Author About the Author]
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Refining Business Segment</span>'''
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Refining_Business_Segment Refining Business Segment]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Phillips_66_Worldwide_Refineries Phillips 66 Worldwide Refineries]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Increasing_Profitability_in_the_Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Increasing_Profitability_in_the_Refining_and_Marketing_Business_Segment Increasing Profitability in Refining Business Segment]
  
===Writing for Wikipedia===
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* [http://knol.google.com/k/hugh-pickens/hugh-pickens-writes-marie-daulne-and/hub5zounu2wt/14# Writing for Wikipedia]
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===Diff Files for Selected Submissions===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Increasing Profitability in Refining Business Segment</span>'''
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=We_Rent_Movies&diff=825&oldid=824 We Rent Movies] Single Source Submission
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Increasing_Profitability_in_the_Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Increase_Profitability_by_Getting_More_Advantaged_Crude_in_Front_of_Refineries Process More Advantaged Crudes]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Increasing_Profitability_in_the_Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Increase_Profitability_by_Increasing_Exports Expand Export Capability]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Increasing_Profitability_in_the_Refining_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Increase_Profitability_by_Increasing_Clean_Product_Yields Increase Clean Product Yields]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Divestiture_of_Non-Core_Assets_at_Phillips_66#Phillips.27_Divestiture_of_Non-Core_Assets_Through_Sale.2C_Exchange.2C_or_Closure Optimize Portfolio]
  
* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Planck_Telescope&diff=829&oldid=828 Planck Telescope] Multiple Source Submissions
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===Story Stream===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Detailed Look at Ponca City Refinery</span>'''
* [http://slashdot.org/~pickens Slashdot Story Stream]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#Ponca_City_and_its_Century-Old_Oil_Refining_History Ponca City and its Century-Old Oil Legacy and History]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#How_Much_Money_Does_the_Ponca_City_Refinery_Earn_for_Phillips_66.3F How Much Money Does Ponca City Earn for Phillips?]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#Ponca_City_and_the_.22Merger_of_Equals.22_with_Phillips_in_2001 Ponca City and the "Merger of Equals" in 2001]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#Ponca_City_and_the_Spinoff_of_Phillips_66_in_2012 Ponca City and the Spinoff of Phillips 66 in 2012]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#News_from_the_Ponca_City_Refinery Latest News from the Refinery in Ponca City]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#August_13.2C_2014:_Phillips_66_CEO_Greg_Garland_Wants_to_Find_a_Company_to_Lease_the_North_and_South_Towers Phillips' Plans for the North and South Towers]
  
==Expanded Wikipedia Biographies==
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* Musician [[Esperanza Spalding]]
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* Narrative Artist [[Marsha Hunt]]
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* Musician [[Nkechi Ka Egenamba]]
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* Painter [[Josué Sánchez]]
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* Action Director [[Sam Brown]]
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===Experimental Stories===
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Other Phillips Refineries</span>'''
* [[Keep Your Domain Safe]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66_Alliance_Refinery#Alliance_Refinery Alliance Refinery (AL)]
* [[Can Time Slow Down?]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Bayway_Refinery#Bayway_Refinery Bayway Refinery (BW)]
* [[Active Seti|Does Active SETI Put Earth in Danger?]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Billings_Refinery#Billings_Refinery Billings Refinery (BI)]
* [[Dog Height Censorship]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Borger_Refinery#Borger_Refinery Borger Refinery (BG)]
* [[Domains May Disappear|Domains May Disappear After Search]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ferndale_Refinery#Ferndale_Refinery Ferndale Refinery (FN)]
* [[Googling Yourself?|Googling Yourself]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Humber_Refinery#Humber_Refinery Humber Refinery (HU)]
* [[Google Street View|Google Street View Raises Privacy Concerns]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Lake_Charles_Refinery#Lake_Charles_Refinery Lake Charles Refinery (Westlake) (LC)]
* [[Raising Smart Kids|The Secret to Raising Smart Kids]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Los_Angeles_Refinery#Los_Angeles_Refinery Los Angeles (Wilmington) Refinery (LA)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Melaka_Refinery#Melaka_Refinery Melaka Refinery in Malaysia (ME)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#News_from_the_Ponca_City_Refinery Ponca City Refinery (PC)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_San_Francisco_Refinery#San_Francisco_Refinery San Francisco Refinery (SF)] [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_San_Francisco_Refinery#News_and_Views_on_Rodeo_Refinery Rodeo] [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_San_Francisco_Refinery#News_and_Views_on_Santa_Maria_Refinery Santa Maria (Nipomo)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Sweeny_Refinery#Sweeny_Refinery Sweeny Refinery (SW)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Whitegate_Refinery#Whitegate_Refinery Whitegate Refinery in Ireland (WG)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Wood_River_Refinery#Wood_River_Refinery Wood River Refinery (WR)]
  
===Other Work in Progress===
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====Cognitive Computers====
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'''<span style="color:#0000FF">Other Locations</span>'''
* [[Cognitive Computers]]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Houston_Headquarters#New_Phillips_66_Headquarters New Houston Headquarters]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Houston_Chemical_Complex_(HCC)#Phillips_66_Houston_Chemical_Complex_.28HCC.29 Houston Chemical Complex]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Bartlesville_Technology_Hub#Bartlesville_Technology_Hub Bartlesville Technology Hub]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Chemical_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Latest_News_and_Views_from_Port_Arthur_Chemical_Plant Port Arthur Chemical Plant]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Chemical_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Latest_News_and_Views_from_Cedar_Bayou_Chemical_Plant Cedar Bayou Chemical Plant (Baytown)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Chemical_Business_Segment_at_Phillips_66#Latest_News_and_Views_from_Sweeny_Petrochemical_Complex Sweeny Petrochemical Complex]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Trainer_Refinery#Trainer_Refinery Trainer Refinery (sold in 2012)]
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* [http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_Refinery_in_Phillips,_Texas#Phillips_Refinery Phillips Refinery (Closed in 1986)]
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Hugh Pickens

Hugh Pickens (Po-Hi '67) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, crossed the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia, and built satellite control stations for Goddard Space Flight Center all over the world. Retired in 1999, Pickens and his wife moved from Baltimore back to his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma in 2005 where he cultivates his square foot garden, mows nine acres of lawn, writes about local history and photographs events at the Poncan Theatre and Ponca Playhouse.

In 1996, Pickens edited and published My Life In Review: Have I Been Lucky of What?, the memoirs of Jack Crandall, Pickens' college mentor and professor of history at SUNY Brockport. Since 2001 Pickens has edited and published “Peace Corps Online,” serving over one million monthly pageviews. Pickens' other writing includes contributing over 2,000 stories to “Slashdot: News for Nerds,” and articles for Wikipedia, “Ponca City, We Love You”, and Peace Corps Worldwide.

Contents

Writing

History, Biography, and Politics

Science and Technology

Business

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Peace Corps Writing

Personal Essays

Phillips 66

Conoco and Phillips 66 announced on November 18, 2001 that their boards of directors had unanimously approved a definitive agreement for a "merger of equals". The merged company, ConocoPhillips, became the third-largest integrated U.S. energy company based on market capitalization and oil and gas reserves and production. On November 11, 2011 ConocoPhillips announced that Phillips 66 would be the name of a new independent oil and gasoline refining and marketing firm, created as ConocoPhillips split into two companies. ConocoPhillips kept the current name of the company and concentrated on oil exploration and production side while Phillips 66 included refining, marketing, midstream, and chemical portions of the company. Photo: Hugh Pickens all rights reserved.

For nearly 100 years oil refining has provided the bedrock of Ponca City's local economy and shaped the character of our community. Today the Ponca City Refinery is the best run and most profitable of Phillips 66's fifteen worldwide refineries. The purpose of this collection of reports is to provide a comprehensive overview of Phillips 66's business that documents and explains the company's business strategy and execution of that strategy.

Safety, Environment, Legal


Corporate


Strategic and Financial


Business Segments


Stock Market


Reference

Refining Business Segment


Increasing Profitability in Refining Business Segment


Detailed Look at Ponca City Refinery


Other Phillips Refineries


Other Locations

Personal tools