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  • Striking refinery workers will be back to work soon

    March 12, 2015 10:52 PM

    CONVENT - Members of the United Steelworkers union could be back inside a refinery here and others, including the one in Norco, since an agreement has been reached with Shell. A six-week strike has affected 12 refineries in the United States. The deal between the USW and Royal Dutch... more »
  • Strike set for Shell, Motiva plants in La.

    February 21, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first nationwide, oil refinery strike in more than 30 years is growing to encompass four new plants, including the largest U.S. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The United Steelworkers union says workers at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur started their strike at midnight Friday.... more »
  • Shell says it will drill off Alaska if it can get permits

    January 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it will drill off Alaska's northwest coast in 2015 - if it can get the permits it needs and drill safely. Speaking in London, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said Thursday that Shell will move forward with its plan to use... more »
  • Shell plans open houses for proposed plant

    October 21, 2013 10:14 PM

    GONZALES- Shell will begin a series of meetings Tuesday, introducing Ascension Parish to a possible gas-to-liquids plant along the Mississippi River. Recently, Shell announced i t was considering a site near the river and the Sunshine Bridge. The plant would create 750 new jobs, classified as high-paying. The... more »
  • Shell deal could boost Ascension home prices check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2013 6:12 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - As Ascension Parish readies itself for a $12.5 billion dollar plant deal that's in the work with Shell, homeowners in the area are already excited about what it could mean for them. An economic impact study done by LSU shows the plant could have waves of impact,... more »
  • Shell considering $12.5B plant in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2013 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shell says it has settled on Ascension Parish to possibly build a $12.5 billion natural gas to liquids plant that would create 740 jobs. No final decision has been made on whether to construct the facility. The company says it will decide after more detailed planning and... more »
  • Program launched to use oyster shells on coast

    June 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new program announced by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is aimed at helping New Orleans area restaurants recycle oyster shells. The coalition on Tuesday announced that Shell Oil Co. has provided $1 million for the program, which will collect the shells and return them to... more »
  • Shell to build natural gas plant in Geismar

    March 5, 2013 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shell and its affiliates plan to build a small-scale, natural gas-liquefaction plant in Geismar and one in Canada that will provide fuel for commercial customers. The company said Tuesday it will install the Louisiana unit, which will supply LNG along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Intracoastal... more »
  • Groups seek halt to Arctic offshore drilling

    January 3, 2013 12:10 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two national environmental groups are calling for a halt to federal permits for Arctic offshore petroleum drilling after the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill ship off Alaska's coast. Representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society say Shell has demonstrated it's... more »
  • Shell halts Chukchi Sea drilling

    September 10, 2012 3:41 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Royal Dutch Shell has halted drilling in the Chukchi Sea one day after it began because of sea ice moving toward the company's drill ship off Alaska. Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith tells The Associated Press that drilling was stopped as a precautionary measure in accordance with... more »
  • Shell Oil scales back Arctic drilling plan

    July 31, 2012 1:57 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Shell Oil Co. says it has downsized its plan for off-shore drilling in the Arctic this year. Shell now hopes to complete two wells in 2012 off Alaska's northern coastline. The company had planned on drilling up to five wells. Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said Tuesday a... more »
  • Shell evacuates 70 in SW Gulf

    July 27, 2011 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - With a tropical storm approaching, Royal Dutch Shell says it has evacuated about 70 non-essential personnel from production and drilling operations in the extreme southwest Gulf of Mexico. The company says there has been no interruption of production - and none is currently expected. Forecasters... more »
  • Shell moves closer on new drilling plans for Gulf

    March 21, 2011 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators have put oil giant Shell one step closer to final approval to drill three new exploratory deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the project 130 miles off the Louisiana coast meets strict safety and environmental requirements. Shell... more »
  • No one injured in shooting near Perkins Rowe

    February 20, 2011 1:24 PM

    According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office no one was injured in a shooting that happened near Perkins Rowe yesterday evening. Officials with EBRSO say an off duty deputy at Perkins Rowe heard five to seven gun shots near the Shell gas station at the corner of Perkins... more »
  • State, Shell team up for coastal reef project

    December 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that Shell was donating $1.5 million to the state for coastal conservation projects, including a reef project due to begin this spring. The donation was made to the Coastal Conservation Association, and will be used first for reef restoration projects on... more »
  • Big Oil plans rapid response to Future Spills

    July 21, 2010 8:35 PM

    Big oil will ante up big bucks to be ready next time there's an oil spill and BP is not part of the planning. The American Petroleum Institute says ExxonMobil, Chevron, Conoco Phillips and Shell have agreed to pool a billion dollars to form a new company that would respond... more »
  • Congress grills oil executives on prep for major spill

    June 15, 2010 12:54 PM

    Members of Congress chastised the largest oil companies Tuesday, accusing them of being no better prepared than BP to avert an environmental catastrophe. As the oil executives testified at a House hearing, Rep. Henry Waxman asserted that the companies' spill response plans amounted to "paper exercises" that mirrored BP's... more »
  • Congress considers hearings on oil spill

    April 29, 2010 1:08 PM

    The chairman of a House committee has asked the heads of BP PLC and four other oil companies to testify at a hearing on the massive oil spill in the Gulf Coast. Massachusetts Democrat Edward J. Markey, who chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, sent... more »

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