Category: Refining

Striking refinery employees could come back to work by end of March

Last week, negotiators for Shell, which was representing the industry, and the union agreed on a deal that provides a national framework for contracts.  More »

Report: Refiners can handle the flood of light U.S. crude

The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, which commissioned the analysis, hopes it will debunk oil producers’ chief argument for crude exports by proving that refiners have the capacity to consume light, sweet U.S. crude.  More »

Workers in refinery strike still off the job

Local issues must be worked out and a contract ratified at each facility before employees return to work.  More »

UPDATE: Steelworkers, Shell reach tentative deal to end refinery strikes

The union and Shell, which is representing the industry in the talks, had been in continuous negotiations since Monday.  More »

Union, Shell in longest stretch of contract talks yet

The dispute started with nine facilities but has since expanded to 15 refineries and chemical plants nationwide.  More »

Fuel-thirsty California looks to Eastern Canada, Asia for supply

Tankers are bound for California after a spate of refinery shutdowns that propelled the premium for the state’s special blend of gasoline to a seasonal record.  More »

U.S. crude stores up by 4.5 million barrels

The Energy Information Administration said Wednesday crude inventories jumped to 448.9 million barrels for the week ending March 6. Analysts, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, had anticipated an increase in stores of 4.75 million barrels.  More »

Fitch: Prolonged refinery strike could affect gasoline supplies

Though the ongoing United Steelworkers strike hasn’t had much impact on the market for refined products yet, it could if the strike continues for much longer, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings.  More »

Activists say airstrike hits Islamic State-held oil refinery

Video from the Turkish Dogan News Agency showed the strikes Sunday night, which saw an enormous fireball engulf the refinery.  More »

Steelworkers rally at Shell HQ as talks set to resume Wednesday

The marchers started at City Hall and went on to various buildings of oil companies they are battling with over labor contracts.  More »

Changing Seasons in Energyland™

As the seemingly permanent blanket of snow in my yard lifted this week to reveal the green, green grass below (albeit briefly), I am reminded that seasons change. But it is not just clocks and landscapes that are undergoing a shift, but also a veritable variety of elements in energyland™. So here are some such […]  More »

California State Senate holds hearing in Torrance on refinery explosion

Refinery owner Exxon Mobil officials, first-responders and representatives of government environmental agencies were scheduled to appear at the public hearing at Torrance City Hall.  More »

Steelworkers fire back over unfair labor practice charges

The National Right to Work Foundation is providing legal help to three employees of LyondellBasell who filed unfair labor practice charges against the union.  More »

Steelworkers strike: More labor board charges filed

Late last month, LyondellBasell also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB, accusing the Steelworkers union of harassing members who have returned to their jobs.  More »

Crude inventories at their highest level in decades after another build

Total crude oil inventories now stand at 444.4 million barrels, a modern-era high.  More »
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