Tag: refinery

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 »

Libya Islamists seen capturing oil Field in quest for funding

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 »

Strike negotiators back at the table Tuesday night

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

Striking refinery workers resume negotiations with Shell

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 »

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 »

Workers at three local refineries on strike

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 »

Union workers press their case for contract demands at Lyondell refinery

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 unit says big spill fines could cut deep

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 »
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