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USW, Shell met Wednesday and will meet again Monday

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday in Houston, according to the union, which added that it is prepared to continue negotiations continuously to get a new labor agreement.  More »

Steelworkers, Shell to speak Wednesday

On the negotiation front, it’s been a quiet week for striking oil workers and energy executives. After the United Steelworkers union added three more refineries, including the nation’s largest, and one chemical plant to the list of facilities on strike over the past weekend, there was no movement at the bargaining table this week. That […]  More »

Feds propose Arctic drilling mandates

The Interior Department’s proposal would for the first time impose specific mandates on offshore drilling in isolated U.S. Arctic waters — updating rules that were built decades ago for the much more temperate Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Union rejects latest offer in national oil workers strike

The walkout, now in its third week, affects 11 refineries and petrochemical plants, five in the Houston area.  More »

Feds release new Arctic drilling analysis

The move by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management responds to a federal court ruling against the environmental analysis underpinning that seven-year-old sale, and leaves open the possibility that Shell Oil Co. will resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea this summer.  More »

Labor talks to resume Tuesday

The work stoppage at two BP facilities in the Midwest brought the number of plants on strike to 11, after union members walked out of nine facilities, including five in the Houston area, a week earlier.  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 »

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 »

Shell planning to restart Arctic drilling this year

Shell is planning on spending $1 billion to drill exploratory oil wells in Arctic waters north of Alaska this year — as long as it clears legal and permitting hurdles, said CEO Ben Van Beurden.  More »

Shell to cut 5 to 10 percent of 3,000 oil sands jobs

A Shell official characterized the move as unrelated to the drop in commodity prices and intended to keep the company efficient and competitive.  More »

Shell collaborating with regulators over Arctic drilling

Newly released documents suggest federal regulators are collaborating closely with Shell as the company pursues a new round of Arctic drilling next summer, even though an underlying sale of the region’s oil leases is still in legal limbo.  More »

Noble pleads guilty to violations involving Arctic drillship

Noble Corp. pleaded guilty Monday to eight criminal charges tied to pollution, propulsion and record keeping problems with the two drilling rigs that bored Arctic oil wells for Shell in 2012.  More »

Feds up Arctic oil estimates to satisfy court

The Obama administration is quadrupling its estimate of how much crude could be harvested from Arctic drilling leases it sold oil companies six years ago. Regulators also think there is a 75 percent chance of at least one large spill occurring in the area.  More »
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