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  • HOUSTON, Feb 4- Negotiations will resume on Wednesday between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and union leaders as they haggle over a new wage contract for striking U.S. refinery workers, the company said. The two camps have been in a stalemate since the United Steelworkers union called walkouts early on Sunday at nine plants with about 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity,...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 3- At tense meetings just days before the first major U.S. refinery strike in 35 years was called on Sunday, union leaders grew increasingly pessimistic about getting a new labor contract and a sizable wage increase. The USW had always viewed Shell as the most flexible of the big oil companies, much easier to negotiate with than Exxon Mobil Corp or...

  • Final Trades 2/3/15 Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 2:29 PM ET
  • HOUSTON, Feb 3- At tense meetings just days before the first major U.S. refinery strike in 35 years was called on Sunday, union leaders grew increasingly pessimistic about getting a new labor contract and a sizable wage increase. Officials from Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the lead negotiator for oil companies, were repeatedly saying it would be too hard to meet the...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 2- Royal Dutch Shell Plc negotiators met on Monday with the union representing workers at U.S. refineries as a strike stretches into a third day after talks on a new national contract broke down. "Representatives from Shell and the United Steelworkers union resumed communications on Monday in hopes of coming to a mutually satisfactory contract...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 2- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said late on Monday it resumed contact with the union representing workers at U.S. refineries as a strike stretched into a second day after talks on a new national contract broke down. But one of the affected plants, Tesoro Corp's 166,000- barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being fully shut down, since part of it...

  • One of the affected plants, Tesoro Corp's 166,000- barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being fully shut down, since part of it was already in the midst of planned maintenance work. "In the short term, the strikes are definitely driving prices up," said Phil Flynn of Price Futures Group in Chicago. Gasoline futures traded in New York rose more than $0.05...

  • Stocks close up sharply, boosted by Greece and oil Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on encouraging news from the Eurozone and stronger oil prices.

  • One of the affected plants, Tesoro Corp's 166,000- barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being fully shut down, since part of it was already in the midst of planned maintenance work. "In the short term, the strikes are definitely driving prices up," said Phil Flynn of Price Futures Group in Chicago. Gasoline futures traded in New York rose more than $0.05...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 2- Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants as they sought a new national contract with oil companies covering laborers at 63 plants. One of the plants, Tesoro Corp's 166,000- barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being shut because it was in the midst of planned maintenance work.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 2- Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants in an attempt to force oil companies to sign a new national contract covering laborers at 63 plants. The United Steelworkers union said Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the lead industry negotiator, halted negotiations early on Sunday after the union rejected a...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 1- Union workers took to picket lines on Sunday after strikes were called at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants. The United Steelworkers union said Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the lead industry negotiator, halted talks after the union rejected a fifth...

  • Union strikes at 9 US refineries amid contract war Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Tesoro's oil refinery in Los Angeles

    Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants.

  • BOSTON, Jan 16- Eric Mindich's $8.5 billion hedge fund, Eton Park Capital Management, is now ready to pick through the debt of beaten-up energy companies, an area it avoided last year as the price of oil tumbled. Eton Park dropped mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a big profit before a U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit filed by shareholders to prevent the...

  • Pumpjacks pump petroleum from the ground.

    Energy was the most common sector represented in the picks for the Halftime Report Portfolio, a new premium feature for CNBC.com

  • Jan 2- Linn Energy LLC cut its 2015 capital budget by 53 percent to $730 million, joining other oil and gas producers in reducing expenditure in response to falling oil prices. Linn Energy shares were up about 16.6 percent at $11.81 in afternoon trading on Friday, after having fallen nearly 12 percent in premarket trading. Linn Energy also said GSO Capital...

  • Fill'er up: Booming biz for gas station stocks Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    File photo of a man putting gas into his Mustang at a Marathon gas station in Chicago.

    As oil prices hold at lows, gas station stocks such as CST Brands and Murphy USA may be the best way to play the energy sector, analysts said.

  • Motiva backs off hydrocracker expansion at Texas refinery Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Dec 17- Motiva Enterprises has withdrawn its permit request to expand a hydrocracker and diesel hydrotreater unit at its Texas refinery, the largest in the United States. In a brief letter received by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month, Motiva asked, without explanation, to withdraw its August permit application for the...

  • Dec 16- Citgo Petroleum Corp, Venezuela's U.S. oil refining unit, has received revised bids from at least four bidders, some which have valued the company at more than $10 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. The companies that made bids in December include Marathon Petroleum Corp, Valero Energy Corp, HollyFrontier Corp and a consortium of...

  • Lightning Round: I want this to go lower Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:26 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.