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Age discrimination at Shell Motiva Port Arthur Refinery?

They would target the individuals they wanted to get rid of and then they would pressure them to accept the severance package.

FROM A POSTING ON OUR SHELL BLOG BY “oldwhitemaleon Mar 26th, 2012

I recently read on this website about the employee at Motiva Port Arthur who has a pending lawsuit against Motiva Port Arthur for age discrimination.

I’ve seen Motiva Norco use this same practice for years. The people that were usually offered severance packages were white male employees over 50 years old. They informed them that they were poor performers or redundant in their job position and that if they didn’t accept the severance package they would likely be terminated at a later date and not be offered the severance package. read more

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Expanded Motiva Port Arthur Refinery will be largest in North America

By Dan Wallach [email protected] (409) 838-2876

Monday, January 2, 2012

Motiva Enterprises Port Arthur refinery is aiming for completion of its massive Crude Expansion Project, worth at least $7 billion. The project sought to more than double the size of the refinery to a daily capacity of 600,000 barrels of product.

Refinery spokeswoman Verna Rutherford said although some units are still under construction, other units have been completed and are in the process of being handed over to operations at the refinery, with product-in-tank in the first quarter of 2012. read more

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Motiva Port Arthur looks beyond 600,000 bpd-sources

Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:16pm GMT

* De-bottlenecking to boost capacity after project

* $5 billion expansion to be complete by Q1 ’12

By Erwin Seba

HOUSTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises LLC is already preparing to expand the capacity of its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery beyond 600,000 barrels per day (bpd), which the plant will reach early next year when a giant construction project is completed, according to refinery sources.

A Motiva spokeswoman declined to comment on the refinery’s long-term plans.

Motiva has also begun tying in units built in the past four years as part of that $5 billion capital project to boost the refinery’s capacity beyond the current 285,000 bpd, the sources said. read more

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Age discrimination suit filed against Motiva

By David Yates

Tyler resident Kurt Floersheim has filed suit against his former employer, Motiva Enterprises, alleging he was laid off so that two younger men could replace him.

The suit was filed April 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 15, 2009, Motiva informed Floersheim that he was being included in a reduction in force. He alleges that the day after he was laid off, Motiva hired two younger specialists to replace him.

“Defendant’s selection process for its reduction in force resulted in the three oldest engineers being laid off (ages 50-65),” the suit states. “No process engineers under 40 were laid off.” read more

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Tar sands pipeline impact worries environmentalists

Golden Triangle Watchman

Check out this article. Best believe, Shell is bringing the tar sands to Port Arthur as well….

April 14, 2011

Sherry Koonce The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT — BEAUMONT — A proposed pipeline project that would bring tar sands crude oil from Canada all the way to Gulf Coast refineries could pose a significant environmental threat to Southeast Texas, a group of scientific researchers and conservationists said Thursday.

The Lamar University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, hosted a town hall meeting to discuss what impact the proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline called Keystone XL would have not only on Southeast Texas, but the U.S. read more

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Shell reports unit upset, no fire, at Motiva plant

HOUSTON | Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:21pm GMT

HOUSTON Dec 21 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Tuesday that there was no fire at its joint-venture Motiva Enterprises LLC 235,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Convent, Louisiana, on Monday.

A Shell spokesman said a unit that helps production of transportation fuels “experienced an upset resulting in a flare, loud noises and odors. The situation was quickly brought under control and the refinery is running normally.” read more

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Motiva Reports Fire At Convent, La., Refinery

By Ben Lefebvre: DECEMBER 21, 2010 8:26 AM ET

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Motiva Enterprises LLC reported Monday a fire at its 235,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana, according to a government filing made public Tuesday.

The cause of the fire wasn’t given. The company didn’t immediately return calls.

Motiva operates the eastern and southeastern U.S. refining and marketing businesses of Shell Oil and Saudi Aramco.

-By Ben Lefebvre, Dow Jones Newswires; 713-547-9201; [email protected] read more

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Shell Motiva VP Tom Purves falls victim to his own Game

By Joe Blow

It was with some elation that I heard of Mr. Purves’ fall from grace with his superiors. In fact I popped the cork on a fine bottle of wine that I have been saving for just such an occasion.  As I sipped my wine and imagined what must have happened, many theories ran through my mind, “Did Botts suddenly grow a brain”, “Did Williams realize what an idiot Purves was”, “Did Voser finally listen to the people”.  Unfortunately for so many, this is a measure of justice, not the absolute Justice we deserve. read more

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Motiva Reports Early Power Snag At Port Arthur Refinery

Thursday, 13 May 2010 – 02:31

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Motiva Enterprises LLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) Wednesday filed an emissions event report to Texas state environmental regulators stating that an early-day power outage slowed or shut several processing units.

The power interruption occurred just after 3:00 a.m. CDT and was caused by a fire at an electrical pole, the report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said.

“Individual units followed start-up, shutdown and maintenance procedures to safely stabilize unit operations, and minimize emissions,” the filing said, but it was unclear whether operations had returned to normal. read more

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Shell shuts GOM oil pipeline near Transocean fire

REUTERS

NEW YORK, April 22 (Reuters) – Shell Oil Co (RDSa.L) said Thursday it temporarily shut down a 75,000 barrel-per-day crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico as a precautionary measure due to its proximity to the Transocean rig fire.

The pipeline known as Nakika supplies the larger Delta pipeline system and Motiva’s Norco, Louisiana, refinery.

A company spokeswoman said Shell does not expect the pipeline to be shut for long and said the outage would have no material impact on the Norco refinery’s operations. read more

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Shell Confirms Worker’s Death At Motiva Port Arthur Refinery

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

APRIL 19, 2010

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Royal Dutch Shell said Monday that a worker died at the Motiva Port Arthur refinery it operates in Texas.

The worker’s death “can be confirmed, and we are investigating what the cause was,” a Shell spokeswoman said. No further details were available, but the company said a statement will be issued soon.

The Motiva Port Arthur refinery, 50% joint venture between units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) and Saudi Aramco, has the capacity to process 275,000 barrels of crude oil a day. read more

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Shell, Motiva Win U.S. High Court Fight With Station Owners

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March 02, 2010, 10:34 AM EST

By Greg Stohr

March 2 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered the ability of oil companies to change their leases with independent service station owners, blocking a Massachusetts lawsuit against Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC.

The Supreme Court today unanimously said the suit by a group of station owners can’t go forward under the U.S. Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, a 1978 law that gave independent station owners more power in their dealings with oil companies. read more

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Motiva Port Arthur Plants FCCU Shut Down Friday – Filing

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -The Motiva Port Arthur refinery operated by Shell Oil reported that the fluid catalytic cracking unit went offline due to equipment failure Friday morning, according to a filing submitted to state environmental regulators.

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Mysterious departure of Mark Hurley from Shell Motiva Norco

Makes us wonder here at Norco, when they are going to announce we have been sold. They are doing the Band-Aid approach painting things and fixing things that been needing it for a long time. No major repairs only those that you would do if you were going to sell your house.

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LEAKED SHELL MOTIVA EMAIL 24 NOV 2009: Norco Personnel Announcement

—–Original Message—–
From:   Deroche, Liz O MOTIVA-DMM/60
Sent:   Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:18 AM
Subject:        Norco Personnel Announcement

Sent on behalf of Mark Hurley, General Manager – Norco Manufacturing Complex

The following Site Leadership Team role changes will go into effect January 1, 2010 and report directly to me:

Hermie Bundick has been selected as Site Production Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
Joe Gandolfo will be promoted Site Technical Assurance Engineering Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex. Joe has held a number of roles in his manufacturing management and manufacturing support leadership, most recently as the Director of Turnarounds – Manufacturing Americas.
Jones Devlin has been selected as Site Technical Assurance and Product Quality Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
Andre Bonton will be promoted to Site Projects and Turnaround Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
Lee Cheatham will be promoted to Site Maintenance Manager for the Norco Manufacturing Complex.
I have attached the new SLT organizational chart and we will discuss in more detail at a townhall in December.  I would also like to thank the Norco Site Leadership Team for their assistance during this important transition.  John Navratil, Tammy Little, Carla Davis-Madgett, and Jeff Brown moves will the subject of future announcements.
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ArcLight Closes on Acquisition of 50% Interest in Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, LLC from Motiva Enterprises, LLC

Reuters

BOSTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ — ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”) has closed on the acquisition of the remaining 50% membership interest in Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, LLC (“HFOTCO”) from Motiva Enterprises, LLC.  ArcLight acquired its initial 50% interest in HFOTCO in October 2007 from Chartco, LLC.

HFOTCO is the U.S. Gulf Coast’s largest black oil facility with 11 million barrels of tankage in operation and another 2 million barrels currently under construction. Since 1979 HFOTCO has been storing, blending and moving residual oil for carbon black manufacturers, refineries, bunker suppliers and oil traders. Starting in 1992 HFOTCO began storing and delivering crude oil and feedstock to area refineries. read more

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