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Erwin Seba

Shell weighs sale of Convent, Louisiana refinery

Jul 07 2020

HOUSTON Royal Dutch Shell Plc is weighing the sale of its 211,146 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery, the company said on Tuesday.

Refiner Phillips 66's return-to-work policy stirs unease as virus flares

Jul 02 2020

DENVER/HOUSTON About 20 employees of U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 tested positive at its Texas headquarters for COVID-19 in recent weeks, people familiar with the matter said, alarming employees as the company strove to keep staff working in its offices.

COVID cases won’t delay Motiva Port Arthur, Texas, refinery work

Jul 02 2020

HOUSTON Overhauls of a crude unit and the hydrocracker remain on schedule at Motiva Enterprises Port Arthur, Texas, refinery despite two employees coming down with COVID-19, said sources familiar with plant operations.

New pandemic clampdowns in Texas, Florida rattle business owners

Jun 26 2020

HOUSTON/MIAMI Bar and restaurant owners in Texas and Florida were fuming on Friday after state officials abruptly slapped new restrictions on their businesses due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

New pandemic lockdowns in Texas, Florida rattle business owners

Jun 26 2020

HOUSTON/MIAMI, June 26 Bar and restaurant owners in Texas and Florida were fuming on Friday after state officials abruptly slapped new restrictions on their businesses due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

U.S. energy producers sought bailout as oil prices fell: Dallas Fed survey

Jun 24 2020

HOUSTON Half of executives surveyed in the top U.S. oil and gas producing region sought government stimulus money as business activity tumbled to the lowest level in more than four years, a survey released on Wednesday by the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank said.

George Floyd wird beigesetzt - Debatte über Polizeigewalt wühlt USA auf

Jun 09 2020

Houston Nach einer Welle von Anti-Rassismus-Protesten richten die USA ihren Blick auf die Beisetzung des vor gut zwei Wochen bei einem Polizeieinsatz getöteten Afroamerikaners George Floyd.

Thousands pay tribute to George Floyd as pressure mounts for U.S. police reform

Jun 09 2020

HOUSTON Thousands of mourners braved sweltering Texas heat on Monday to view the casket of George Floyd, whose death after a police officer knelt on his neck ignited worldwide protests against racism and calls for reforms of U.S. law enforcement. | Video

RPT-Oil refineries, offshore drillers face hurricane challenges amid pandemic

Jun 04 2020

HOUSTON, June 4 As oil and gas companies began shutting offshore production before the first tropical storm of the season in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, experts said restarting wells and refineries will take longer and prove more costly this year because of COVID-19.

Oil refineries, offshore drillers face hurricane challenges amid pandemic

Jun 04 2020

HOUSTON As oil and gas companies began shutting offshore production before the first tropical storm of the season in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, experts said restarting wells and refineries will take longer and prove more costly this year because of COVID-19.

World News

Long lines as Singaporeans in masks vote during pandemic

Singaporeans wearing masks and gloves queued to cast their ballots on Friday under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic that is pushing the city-state's economy towards its worst-ever recession, making saving jobs the focus of the election.