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Erwin Seba

U.S. union seeks raises, three-year contract for refinery workers

Sep 26 2018

SAN DIEGO Union officials representing 30,000 workers at U.S. oil refineries and chemical plants on Wednesday said they will pursue sizable wage increases and a 3-year contract in coming negotiations.

Anadarko shuts two Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of hurricane

Sep 03 2018

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Anadarko Petroleum Corp said on Monday that it had evacuated workers and shut production at two oil platforms in the northern Gulf of Mexico ahead of the approach of Gordon, which is expected to come ashore as a hurricane.

U.S. Gulf Coast refineries prepare for tropical storm

Sep 03 2018

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi made preparations on Monday for Tropical Storm Gordon to come ashore late Tuesday.

Par Pacific shares jump on acquisition, plans to expand

Aug 30 2018

HOUSTON Par Pacific Holdings Inc shares jumped 17 percent on Thursday after the refiner said it would acquire assets from its rival in Hawaii and expand its fuels production.

Exclusive - Hurricane worries prompt refiner Motiva to shift expansion plans

Jun 04 2018

HOUSTON Motiva Enterprises has decided not to add processing capacity at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, according to a company spokeswoman, fallout from last summer's Hurricane Harvey that knocked nearly a quarter of all U.S. crude capacity offline.

Exclusive: Hurricane worries prompt refiner Motiva to shift expansion plans

Jun 04 2018

HOUSTON Motiva Enterprises has decided not to add processing capacity at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, according to a company spokeswoman, fallout from last summer's Hurricane Harvey that knocked nearly a quarter of all U.S. crude capacity offline.

Storm Alberto triggers oil worker evacuation in U.S. Gulf

May 25 2018

HOUSTON Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, is forcing the evacuation of oil workers from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as it moves toward a Monday landfall between New Orleans and Florida's panhandle.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board urges chemical plants to weigh disaster risks

May 24 2018

HOUSTON The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Thursday urged chemical plants to weigh the risks of natural disasters just as they would the integrity of pipes and production equipment.

Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety

May 24 2018

(This version of the May 21st story corrects first paragraph to say fourth-deadliest school shooting, not fourth deadly school shooting) | Video

Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

May 20 2018

SANTA FE, Texas A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times.

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