Tag: refinery

Survey: Oil workers value job security; oil executives value bonuses

Workers and executives in the oil and gas industry split along the answers they gave to an annual survey about their priorities.  More »

Striking refinery workers in Kentucky will return to work this week

The USW workers went on strike Feb. 1 as part of the original nine sites that launched a nationwide walk out.  More »

Crude inventories offer enough supply for a month of refining runs

The U.S. has enough oil to feed 29 days of refinery demand, the highest level in decades, according to a new government report.  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 »

Union, Shell negotiators meet Monday

No details were released about the progress of the talks on Monday.  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 »

New Jersey officially announces $225 million Exxon Mobil settlement

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said the settlement over refinery sites in Linden and Bayonne is separate from Exxon Mobil’s obligation to clean up the sites at its own expense.  More »

Exxon Mobil settles New Jersey environmental case for a fraction of expected damages

The New Jersey State Department of Environemntal Protection filed the lawsuit in 2004, and a state superior judge had been close to a decision this year before Gov. Chris Christie’s office told the court on Feb. 20 it had settled with Exxon.  More »

Shell reveals what it says is the sticking point in labor talks

The central issue blocking a settlement is not safety, fatigue, healthcare or wages, the statement said.  More »

Exxon refinery unit in California down for maintenance before fire

The Oil Price Information Service, which tracks the oil industry, said Thursday the unit was down for two days after problems with a recently repaired component within it.  More »

Video: Blast hits Exxon Mobil refinery in Southern California

Deuel says a small ground fire was quickly extinguished. He says the flare system was triggered for safety reasons.  More »

Tesoro OKs two projects at Anacortes plant

Refiner Tesoro Corp. said Tuesday it will spend almost $400 million on two projects at its Anacortes, Washington, refinery.  More »

Baker Hughes to close plant, cut 60 jobs in Louisiana

Baker Hughes told Louisiana regulators this week it will close a plant in Houma, Louisiana and that it has cut the 60 jobs there, another oil field services cutback amid low oil prices.  More »

United Steelworkers rally in downtown Houston after rejecting Shell contract offer

The union representing 5,000 Houston-area workers, went on strike against nine facilities early Sunday morning after its negotiations with Shell broke down.  More »

Steelworkers reject latest contract offer, will stage downtown rally

The offer, which the union received Wednesday night, was the company’s sixth to go across the negotiating table since the two sides have been meeting to hammer out a new labor agreement. The last contract expired Sunday.  More »
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