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  • HOUSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. refinery strike was widening on Friday night as workers at the nation's largest refinery gave notice of a walkout beginning at 12 a.m. on Saturday, the United Steelworkers union said. The USW is also giving notices of strikes to begin in 24 hours at Motiva's refineries in Convent and Norco, Louisiana, and the Shell Oil Co. chemical plant in...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. refinery strike was widening on Friday night as workers at the nation's largest refinery gave notice of a walkout beginning at 12 a.m. Saturday, said sources familiar with negotiations. Shortly after talks between union and oil company representatives ended on Friday night, the United Steelworkers union notified Motiva Enterprises of...

  • Shell says no agreement in U.S. refinery strike talks Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:48 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Feb 20- Lead U.S. oil company negotiator Shell Oil Co said face-to-face negotiations on Friday with the United Steelworkers union failed to yield an agreement to end the 20- day-old U.S. refinery strike. Rumors about a tentative deal between the USW and Shell Oil, which is the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, were being swapped through text messages, emails...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 19- Union negotiators on Thursday rejected the latest contract offer from oil companies and said the largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980 may spread to more plants beyond the 11 where walkouts are underway. The United Steelworkers union said in a message to members and news media that the latest proposal from lead oil company negotiator Royal...

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a study for public comment that suggests expanding the Port of Nome as a first step in improving infrastructure along Alaska's west and north coast. Nome is south of the Bering Strait but far closer to Arctic waters than the nearest Coast Guard base in Kodiak, an island east of the Aleutian Chain.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 18- The largest U.S refinery workers strike since 1980 passed its 18th day on Wednesday but talks between union and oil company representatives over safety and pay restarted after a gap of a week and went into the night, according to a union text message. The USW has issued no new strike notices since Feb. 6, when workers at plants in Whiting, Indiana, and...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 18- The largest U.S refinery workers strike since 1980 entered its 18th day on Wednesday as union and oil company representatives renewed face-to-face negotiations over safety and pay, after a week's hiatus. The USW has issued no new strike notices since Feb. 6, when workers at plants in Whiting, Indiana, and Toledo, Ohio, were told to walk off their jobs...

  • U.S. refinery strike enters 18th day as talks restart Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Feb 18- The largest U.S refinery workers strike since 1980 entered its 18th day on Tuesday as union and oil company representatives prepared to renew face-to-face negotiations over pay and safety on Wednesday, after a week's hiatus. No new strike notices have been issued by the USW since Feb. 6 when workers at plants in Whiting, Indiana, and Toledo, Ohio,...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 18- Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corp and the Dutch government ignored the danger of earthquakes caused by gas extraction at the massive Groningen gas field for decades, the Dutch Safety Board said on Wednesday. The board's year-long inquiry concluded that the Economy Ministry, State Supervision of Mines and NAM, the Shell-Exxon Mobil joint...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- Bonds issued by European blue chips such as EDF, Nestle and Royal Dutch Shell have slipped into negative-yield territory as investors seek refuge from sub-zero central bank rates. The European Central Bank's monetary easing measures- including a deposit rate at -0.2 percent and a pledge to buy 1 trillion euros of bonds- have turned bond markets on...

  • Why refinery strike has had little bite at gas pump Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Gasoline prices can spike for all kinds of reasons that make skeptical drivers roll their eyes: "tension" in the Middle East, a refinery suddenly shuts down for maintenance, or the annual springtime switch to summer blends of gasoline. Gasoline prices have gone up this month, but mostly due to a sharp increase in the price of oil and because gas prices almost...

  • Dividend growth likely to slow after record 2014 Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 16- A record-breaking year for dividends in 2014 is unlikely to be followed by much growth this year as a slump in oil prices and a surging U.S. dollar cast a shadow over payouts from energy and emerging markets companies, a new report has said. Asset-manager Henderson Global Investors said on Monday it expected global dividends to rise by 0.8 percent to...

  • A bajaj, traditional Indonesian transport vehicle, fills up at a Pertamina fuel station, a state-owned petroleum company in Jakarta on June 18, 2013.

    Foreign oil companies at last see an opportunity to sell gasoline on a mass scale in Indonesia with the scrapping of government price-fixing.

  • Feb 13- A federal judge in Louisiana threw out a lawsuit Friday against more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies accused of collectively damaging the state's coastline, according to court records. The suit was filed in 2013 by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, accused the companies of destroying the state's fragile wetlands that...

  • Feb 13- The United Steelworkers union said no new strike notices were issued on Friday as the largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980 reached its 13th day. The last round of strike notices were issued a week ago on Friday, Feb. 6, when the union told BP Plc that workers would walk off their jobs the following day at refineries the company operates in Indiana and Ohio.

  • US crude settles up 3%, at $52.78 a barrel Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    Pumpjacks operated by XX pump petroleum from the ground on September 23, 2014 near Ruehlermoor, Germany.

    Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing its gain this week to almost 4 percent.

  • Feb 13- The United Steelworkers union and refinery owners were set to resume contract negotiations next week as the largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980 reached its 13th day on Friday. "We're still fulfilling the information request from the USW and looking forward to resuming negotiations next week," said Ray Fisher, spokesman for Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing gains this week to 4 percent, supported by signs that deeper industry spending cuts may curb excess supply. The price of Brent crude collapsed from $115 in June to $45.19, the lowest in almost six years, in January due to oversupply. Brent for April delivery was up $1.12 at $60.40...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday for the first time this year, bringing its gain this week to almost 4 percent, supported by signs that deeper industry spending cuts may curb excess supply. The price of Brent crude collapsed from $115 in June to $45.19, the lowest in almost six years, in January due to oversupply. Brent for April delivery was up 76...

  • SEOUL, Feb 13- U.S. crude futures held above $51 a barrel on Friday, after it jumped on the previous session as news of deeper industry spending cuts and a sinking U.S. dollar revived buying. It rose $2.37 or 4.85 percent to settle at $51.21 on Thursday. *Expiring March Brent futures rose $2.39, or 4.37 percent to settle at $57.05 a barrel on the previous session.