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 »
The central issue blocking a settlement is not safety, fatigue, healthcare or wages, the statement said. More »
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 »
Deuel says a small ground fire was quickly extinguished. He says the flare system was triggered for safety reasons. More »
Refiner Tesoro Corp. said Tuesday it will spend almost $400 million on two projects at its Anacortes, Washington, refinery.
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 »
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 »
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 »
The militia that captured the Al-Mabruk field Wednesday could be a local branch of Islamic State a spokesman of the national Petroleum Facilities Guard said. More »
Negotiators broke off their talks late Saturday night when negotiations came to an impasse. More »
Shortly after midnight Sunday, workers struck at the LyondellBasell refinery in Houston, Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City and Shell Deer Park Refinery. More »
The march is timed to coincide with LyondellBasell’s 10 a.m. fourth-quarter earnings call to investors and stock analysts. More »
Workers at three area refineries and two other local facilities went on strike early Sunday after the Steelworkers union failed to reach a contract deal with industry negotiators. More »
Current contracts expire at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 1. for most of the 30,000 oil workers – including 5,000 in Houston – covered by the labor agreements.
The United Steelworkers represent about 475 workers at the LyondellBasell Refinery. More »
BP’s U.S. oil unit says high penalties for the Deepwater Horizon disaster would drain its available funds next year and dramatically weaken its finances amid plunging crude prices. More »