Tag: Houston

Shell workers in Deer Park end strike

United Steelworkers at Shell Deer Park and Shell Chemical join employees at four Gulf Coast refineries in Louisiana and Texas who have also ended strikes.  More »

Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.  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 »

Houston’s Dune Energy seeks bankruptcy protection

Dune Energy, a Houston-based exploration and production company, filed for bankruptcy protection in federal court Sunday.  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 »

Steelworker strike: Talks ongoing as tensions mount on picket line

The Houston Police Department was investigating whether an unidentified off-duty officer who works for another law enforcement agency threatened to shoot picketers early Friday morning, HPD public information officer Jodi Silva said.  More »

Marathon to lay off 350 to 400 workers

As of the end of 2014, Marathon employed about 3,300 internationally.  More »

Houston company postpones $100 million Nebraska plant project

Officials have said the piping and casing manufacturing plant would have employed 200 people.  More »

Strike negotiators back at the table Tuesday night

Negotiators broke off their talks late Saturday night when negotiations came to an impasse.  More »

Union rally planned for downtown Houston Tuesday

The march is timed to coincide with LyondellBasell’s 10 a.m. fourth-quarter earnings call to investors and stock analysts.  More »

Houston man accused of lying about blowout preventer tests

If convicted on two counts of making false statements to federal agencies, he could get up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.  More »

Helicopter company opens Houston office to serve offshore workers

About 80 helicopters from Sikorsky’s S-76 model line are operating in the Gulf of Mexico, along with 50 in its S-92 line.  More »

Oil prices fall to five-year low; 250,000 jobs at stake in 8 states

Manufacturers across Texas, as well as hotels and restaurants in the bustling rural oil towns in the western and southern corners of the state, could feel pain from declining oil prices before other industries.  More »

Houston gasoline prices fall again

Houston prices have fallen 45.8 cents since November and a little more than $1 since the same time in 2013  More »

Midstates moving HQ from Houston to Tulsa

In a statement this week, Midstates said it hired ex-Samson Resources executive Mark Eck for the role of chief operating officer. Samson is based in Tulsa.  More »
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