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Shell unveils plan to replace union workers 2 days before talks

(Bloomberg) — Two days before contract negotiations are scheduled to resume between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and the United Steelworkers’ oil union, the company announced plans to run its second-largest U.S. refinery without union labor. Shell will have trained and deployed enough “relief workers” by mid-summer to keep the 327,000-barrel-a-day Deer Park refinery in Texas […]

NPD investigates shooting at Motiva supervisor’s home

By JohnDonovan Several months ago we published an article about certain events at the Shell-Motiva Norco site in Louisiana involving alleged victimisation of employees: VICTIMIZATION OF EMPLOYEES RAMPANT AT SHELL-MOTIVA NORCO SITE Here is another article involving a Motiva Supervisor, this time published by beaumontenterprise.com:  NPD investigates shooting at Motiva supervisor’s home By Manuella Libardi: Published 4:03 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015 […]

Lawsuit challenges Port of Seattle lease for Shell Arctic drilling fleet

Posted by Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, [email protected]: Mar 02, 2015 ANCHORAGE – An array of Washington-based environmental groups has sued the Port of Seattle over a leasing agreement to host Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, claiming the deal was negotiated in secret and may pollute the port. Shell contractor Foss Maritime received a two-year lease, […]

Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

SEATTLE (AP) – A coalition of environmental groups says it’s planning to sue to stop Royal Dutch Shell PLC from use Seattle’s waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet. Groups to sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet Posted: Mar 02, 2015 6:13 PM GMT SEATTLE (AP) – A coalition of […]

Lynn Hughes and Shell

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes In an extremely rare move, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has removed a case from U.S. District Lynn Hughes’ docket after the Houston federal court judge declined to rule the way the appellate court wanted in a case involving Shell Exploration. The recent decision in […]

Houston We Have A Problem: Oil Workers Strike For Safety & Fair Labor

Article by Alvaro Rodriguez and Jane Nguyen published 25 Feb 2015 by MINTPRESS NEWS under the headline: Oil workers holding picket signs in front of the Shell oil refinery in the Houston Ship Channel In the largest strike since 1980, oil workers who are members of United Steelworkers District 13 locals (Locals 13-1 and Local 13-227) are no […]

Offshore oil drilling opponents scold Port of Seattle for Shell deal

Article by Ted Land, KING 5 News: 24 Feb 2015 SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle got quite the earful, Tuesday from a group opposed to offshore oil drilling. They’re irate that the port is doing business with Shell, which plans to use Terminal 5, near West Seattle, as a launching point as it prepares to […]

Oil Industry Blasts Latest Rules For Arctic Drilling

This article was written by Oilprice.com , the leading provider of energy news in the world. Oil Industry Blasts Latest Rules For Arctic Drilling The energy industry has been quick to criticize the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic Ocean, calling them “unnecessarily burdensome.” The Interior Department proposed Feb. 20 its […]

Groups derail Shell refinery plan

Article by Gary Chittim published 23 February 23, 2015 by King5.com under the headline: Groups derail Shell refinery plan Seattle – Six environmental groups successfully challenged approval for a rail expansion that would bring oil trains directly to the Shell Oil Refinery in Anacortes. The project was initially moved along by Skagit County through a […]

USW Negotiations with Royal Dutch Shell deadlocked

By: MICHEAL KAUFMAN Published: Feb 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm EST Tensions between Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) and the United Steelworkers (USW) union rise as more union workers have walked out of three additional US refineries. The latest negotiations between Shell and USW took place on February 20. However, no agreement between the […]

New safety rules for offshore Arctic drilling proposed to avoid repeat of Shell disaster

New safety rules for offshore Arctic drilling proposed to avoid repeat of Shell disaster US officials want to make sure companies can handle a blow-out in remote and icy conditions – without inflicting an environmental disaster Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington The Obama administration proposed new rules for Arctic oil drilling on Friday in an attempt […]

BP loses bid to cut maximum $13.7 billion Gulf spill fine

BY JONATHAN STEMPEL Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:04pm EST (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc’s (BP.L) attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion under the federal Clean Water Act. […]

ExxonMobil could snap up BP in a single bite

Information sourced from an FT article by Energy Editor Christopher Adams published 15 February 2015 under the headline: “BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move” Extract If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of all the UK major’s rivals, Exxon, the world’s biggest […]

Shell one step closer to resuming exploration in the Chukchi Sea

From an article by Tim Bradner published by Alaska Journal of Commerce on 12 Feb 2015 under the headline: “One regulatory hurdle cleared for Arctic OCS drilling” Shell is officially one step closer to resuming exploration in the Chukchi Sea. On Thursday the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final supplemental environmental impact […]

HSBC Tax Scandal: Revelations pending about a major oil company

HSBC whistleblower: There are ‘more revelations’ By John Donovan We know that Royal Dutch Shell has a long track record of tax dodging. The most recent example occurred during its Arctic Drilling debacle, when it recklessly sent a drilling ship to sea in the face of a storm, trying to avoid a tax bill.  According to a BBC News […]

Cleanup operations continue for oil spill at Shell Wharf in Martinez

From an article by Joseph R. Fonseca published Thursday, February 12, 2015 by MarineLink.com under the headline: Cleanup, Response Operations continue at Shell Wharf Extracts At approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday Shell personnel reported a leak from a crude oil line at the Shell Martinez Wharf and confirmed the leak was stopped within 30 minutes. Shell personnel […]

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