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  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. The halt in talks comes after the USW pulled workers from three Motiva Enterprises LLC refineries in Louisiana and Texas...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 24- U.S. crude held steady in early Asian trade on Tuesday after dropping below $50 a barrel the session before, while heating oil futures had jumped 5 percent in the United States due to operational problems at major refineries there. *U.S. crude for April delivery was trading 3 cents higher at $49.48 a barrel at 0018 GMT. *Royal Dutch Shell Plc is...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. Face-to-face meetings between the United Steelworkers union and lead refinery owner representative Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Oil prices were down on Monday on worries of oversupply and a strong dollar, but bets the market had hit bottom after a seven-month selloff limited the downside, traders said. The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years, involving workers at 12 refineries that account for one-fifth of the national production capacity, has also been a negative for...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices fell on Monday as worries about oversupply and a further rise in dollar exchange rates pushed Brent futures down by over a dollar to around $59 a barrel. This frames the stage for lower prices in 1 Q15, "said Bank of America Merrill Lynch d in a note. Brent crude was trading $1.07 lower at $59.14 at 1430 GMT.

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices fell more than a dollar on Monday as worries about oversupply and a strong dollar pushed Brent futures to around $58.50 a barrel and U.S. contracts below $49 a barrel. "The term structure of oil continues to weaken and inventories keep piling up," Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note. Brent crude was trading $1.66 lower at $58.56 at 1326...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Oil prices fell on Monday as worries about oversupply in North America and a strong dollar pushed Brent futures towards $59 a barrel and U.S. contracts below $49 a barrel. "The term structure of oil continues to weaken and inventories keep piling up," Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note. Brent crude was trading $1 lower at $59.34 at 1123 GMT.

  • *Morgan Stanley, Barclays, ANZ expect lower prices. SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices dipped on Monday on worries about oversupply in North America, with Brent futures testing support around $60 a barrel and U.S. contracts hovering around $50.70. WTI crude futures were trading down 9 cents at $50.72 a barrel by 0745 GMT.

  • *Record U.S. stocks to put pressure on prices- Morgan Stanley. SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices dipped on Monday on worries about oversupply in North America, with Brent futures testing support around $60 a barrel and U.S. contracts hovering around $50.50. Similar to last year, growing U.S. and Canadian production combined with refinery maintenance and an only...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Oil prices rose on Monday along with global markets, lifted by optimism that another euro zone crisis over Greek debt had been averted for now, although analysts said that crude markets remained oversupplied. Benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $60.34 a barrel by 0532 GMT, up 12 cents from their last settlement, while U.S.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 22- The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has said its U.S. workers will get a raise to at least $9 an hour, while West Coast port workers have reached a tentative deal for a new...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 23- U.S. crude futures dropped on Monday as key producer Libya resumed oil exports from the eastern port of Zueitina after an almost year-long halt, adding to a global glut that has weighed on prices since June. *U.S. crude for April delivery was down 52 cents at $50.29 a barrel by 2338 GMT. *April Brent crude slipped 42 cents to $59.80 a barrel.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose 13 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it up 26 cents since prices bottomed out after a nine-month slide ended in January, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. "It was dropping dramatically for nine months straight and then it hit bottom, and now it's up 26 cents since...

  • *Exports of oil from Zueitina port resume. *Libya also hopes to restart Hariga port soon. BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb 22- Libya has resumed oil exports from the eastern port of Zueitina after an almost year-long suspension and is also testing a pipeline to restart exports from Hariga port, officials said on Sunday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- Late last November, the tanker Olympic Flag carrying 650,000 barrels of Angolan crude dropped anchor about 7 miles off the coast in Delaware Bay, a seemingly routine shipment destined for a nearby Philadelphia refinery. All six of the tankers appear to have been destined for Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the 335,000- barrel-per-day refinery...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 22- The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines as of 12 a.m. CST on Sunday, according to union officials. After the latest breakdown between the two sides, Steelworkers leaders targeted Shell, which is the U.S. arm of...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 21- The U.S. refinery strike widened on its 20th day, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off jobs and joining picket lines on Saturday as the United Steelworkers union pushes for a new contract that improves wages and safety. Shortly after talks between union and oil company representatives ended on Friday night, the union...

  • Refinery strike widens to include largest U.S. refinery Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Members of the United Steelworkers Union and other supporting unions picket outside the BP refinery on February 10, 2015 in Whiting, Indiana.

    The U.S. refinery strike widened, with workers at the nation's largest refinery walking off the job, the United Steelworkers union said.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 21- The U.S. refinery strike widened as workers at the nation's largest refinery walked off their jobs at 12 a.m. CST on Saturday, according to the United Steelworkers union. Shortly after talks between union and oil company representatives ended on Friday night, the union notified Motiva Enterprises of a strike by its members at the company's...

  • 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...