Tag: Houston

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 »

Some Houston stations selling gasoline under $2

According to data compiled by GasBuddy.com, 13 stations in the Houston area listed gasoline prices Thursday under $2 for a gallon of regular.  More »

Enbridge lays off some Houston-area workers

The Houston-based pipeline company last week cut positions in its under-performing domestic gas pipelines and processing business unit, including jobs in the office and field locations.  More »

Why Texas is now home to bargain-hunting Japan oil buyers

Their move into Houston illustrates the challenge for OPEC as the highest American output in more than three decades lures the group’s traditional customers and benchmark prices tumble.  More »

Study: Houston economy can withstand low oil prices

The Texas and Houston economies can both handle significant declines in crude oil prices, according to a new report from financial services firm BBVA Compass.  More »

Cheniere, Hilcorp among Houston’s best workplaces

Cheniere Energy and Hilcorp were ranked among midsized companies with 150 to 499 employees.  More »
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