RUS | ENG | All
Enter the email or login, that you used for registration.
If you do not remember your password, simply leave this field blank and you will receive a new, along with a link to activate.

Not registered yet?
Welcome!

2015-02-07 17:00:00

U.S. WORKERS STRIKE

U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE

A strike by union workers at nine US refining and petrochemical production plants remains under way as the United Steelworkers Union (USW) continue to negotiate collective bargaining agreements over pay, benefits, and health and safety standards with oil companies.

While discussions between USW and the industry ended without resolution on Feb. 5, both the union and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, have agreed to resume talks, Shell said in a Feb. 5 statement.

The company did not disclose a specific timeframe for when discussions between the parties would restart.

In the meantime, USW has announced that it will sponsor a National Day of Action (NDA) on Feb. 7 for fair contracts and safe jobs throughout the oil industry, with plant gate rallies scheduled at 65 refineries and union members at almost 200 other facilities across the US, including terminals, pipelines, and petrochemical plants, USW said.

The NDA is intended to demonstrate to the oil companies that union members are united in the fight for respect at the bargaining table as well as dignity in their workplaces, said Leo W. Gerard, USW International president.

USW said while it already has filed unfair labor practice charges against several of the employers impacted by the strike, it also plans to file additional charges next week.

With USW members accounting for about 64% of the US refining industry's workforce, more locations could soon join the strike, if necessary, the union added.

On Feb. 1, USW called its members to stop work as of 12:01 a.m. local time on Feb. 2 at the following US refineries and related production sites:

  • LyondellBasell's 268,000-b/d Houston refinery.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s 451,000-b/d Galveston Bay, Tex., refinery and associated South Houston Green Power cogeneration plant, as well as its 242,000-b/d Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery.
  • Shell's 340,000-b/d Deer Park, Tex., refinery and subsidiary Shell Chemical LP's Deer Park petrochemicals plant.
  • Tesoro Corp.'s 120,000-b/d Anacortes, Wash., refinery, 166,000-b/d Martinez, Calif., refinery, and the Carson portion of its 363,000-b/d Los Angeles refinery.

While most of the nine impacted plants have maintained normal operations, Tesoro said on Feb. 2 that it would suspend all processing units at its Martinez refinery to ensure the safety of workers conducting regularly scheduled maintenance activities on what, prior to the strike, would have been only some units at the site.

ogj.com

Tags: U.S., OIL, STRIKE, SHELL,
Chronicle:
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, February, 1, 12:04:00
TRANSPORTATION OIL AND GAS CONGRESS 2023 (TOGC 2023)
Transportation Oil and Gas Congress 2023 (TOGC 2023) takes place on February 20-21, 2023. The Congress brings together representatives from the whole pipeline chain and focuses on both strategic and technical issues of the oil and gas pipeline transportation.
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, February, 1, 12:03:00
9TH INTERNATIONAL LNG CONGRESS LNGCON 2023
9th International LNG Congress (LNGCON 2023) 6-7 March, 2023 Link to the Congress website: https://bit.ly/3tXVmr7
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, February, 1, 12:00:00
GLOBAL GROWTH WILL DOWN
Global growth is projected to fall from an estimated 3.4 percent in 2022 to 2.9 percent in 2023, then rise to 3.1 percent in 2024.
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, February, 1, 11:55:00
S.KOREAN NUCLEAR FOR TURKEY
KEPCO CEO Seung-il Jeong presented the proposal to Fatih Dönmez, Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, on 30 January during a meeting in which they discussed plans for KEPCO to participate in the nuclear power plant project.
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, February, 1, 11:50:00
OIL AND GAS AUTOMATION AND DIGITALIZATION 2023
Event Title: Oil and Gas Automation and Digitalization 2023 Conference Date: 03 - 04 May 2023 Event Type: In-Person Event Event Organizer: PTN Events
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, February, 1, 11:45:00
СПГ КОНГРЕСС РОССИЯ 2023
СПГ Конгресс Россия – это международная инвестиционная площадка, где традиционно собираются лидеры индустрии. Ежегодно в мероприятии принимают участие более 250 операторов крупно-, средне- и малотоннажных СПГ-проектов, водородных проектов, правительство и технологические лидеры СПГ-индустрии.
U.S. OIL WORKERS STRIKE
2023, January, 30, 11:45:00
OIL PRICE: BRENT NEAR $86, WTI NEAR $79
Brent fell 74 cents, or 0.8%, to $85.92 a barrel , WTI was at $79.07 a barrel, down 61 cents, or 0.8%.
All Publications »