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Erwin Seba

Exxon to suspend company match to employee retirement plans in October: sources

6:32am BST

HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp told employees it would begin suspending the employer match to retirement savings plans beginning in early October, said sources who received a message from the company on Tuesday.

U.S. refining capacity poised for first big drop in nearly a decade

04 Aug 2020

NEW YORK/HOUSTON, Aug 4 U.S. oil refining capacity this year could decline by the largest amount in nearly a decade as pandemic-related travel curbs and a fire shut several plants, reversing years of small gains.

Marathon Petroleum to permanently close two U.S. oil refineries

01 Aug 2020

HOUSTON Marathon Petroleum plans to permanently close two small U.S. oil refineries in Martinez, California, and Gallup, New Mexico, the company said, eliminating 800 jobs in response to lower fuels demand.

U.S. chemical safety watchdog to proceed, with only one board member

31 Jul 2020

HOUSTON The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which has only one board member instead of the usual five, on Friday postponed a scheduled public meeting that was to include discussion of its plans to operate even as President Donald Trump pushes to shut the watchdog agency responsible for probing major chemical accidents.

U.S. chemical safety watchdog to proceed, with only one board member

31 Jul 2020

HOUSTON, July 31 The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which has only one board member instead of the usual five, was to meet on Friday despite efforts by President Donald Trump to wind down the federal watchdog agency responsible for probing major industrial accidents.

Hurricane Hanna lashes south Texas coast, already beset by COVID

26 Jul 2020

HOUSTON Hurricane Hanna pummeled the south Texas coast on Saturday night with howling winds and a surging sea that threatened a broad area already contending with an intense spike in coronavirus deaths.

South Texas calls for evacuations as storm Hanna heads for weekend landfall

25 Jul 2020

HOUSTON Residents in several south Texas communities were urged to evacuate on Friday ahead of a storm expected to bring hurricane winds and heavy rain this weekend.

Energy firms say Storm Hanna does not impact Gulf of Mexico output

24 Jul 2020

HOUSTON, July 24 Energy companies said on Friday there have been no evacuations of workers or shutdowns of production from their offshore platforms in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico because of Tropical Storm Hanna.

U.S. refineries see fewer breakdowns in pandemic-cut production: data

17 Jul 2020

NEW YORK/HOUSTON U.S. refineries have sustained fewer mechanical outages as production has fallen because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, according to data from energy intelligence service Industrial Info Resources. 

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