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With crude prices stuck firmly below $40 a barrel, and energy companies predicting another austere year in 2016, here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories that appeared on FuelFix.com this year.
The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
The Marathon workers, who became locked in a heated battle over local issues including proposed company changes in work schedules and safety procedures, remain the only work group out of 15 nationwide still on the picket lines.
Workers have been on strike since Feb. 1. Hancock said one of issues is Marathon’s move to dismantle the labor/management partnership that was launched after an explosion and fire killed 15 workers in 2005, when BP owned the refinery.
The USW workers went on strike Feb. 1 as part of the original nine sites that launched a nationwide walk out.
Kevin Brown, an executive vice president of LyondellBasell, on Wednesday issued the following open letter to striking employees: Kevin Brown letter
United Steelworkers at Shell Deer Park and Shell Chemical join employees at four Gulf Coast refineries in Louisiana and Texas who have also ended strikes.
Last week, negotiators for Shell, which was representing the industry, and the union agreed on a deal that provides a national framework for contracts.
The union and Shell, which is representing the industry in the talks, had been in continuous negotiations since Monday.
The dispute started with nine facilities but has since expanded to 15 refineries and chemical plants nationwide.