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Chevron profit falls 27 percent on lower oil prices, Anadarko deal in focus

26 Apr 2019

HOUSTON Chevron Corp's first-quarter profit fell 27 percent from a year earlier due to lower crude oil prices and weaker margins in its refining and chemicals businesses, but topped forecasts and signalled it is committed to buying smaller rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Houston petrochemical fire put out after it re-ignites, had added to shipping woes

23 Mar 2019

HOUSTON A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation's busiest oil port.

UPDATE 4-Houston petrochemical fire put out after it re-ignites, had added to shipping woes

22 Mar 2019

HOUSTON, March 22 A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier in the day that spilled chemicals and halted ship traffic in the nation's busiest oil port.

Houston suburbs lift travel restrictions imposed after petrochemical fire

21 Mar 2019

HOUSTON Two Houston-area cities told residents to stay indoors and closed schools on Thursday due to air pollution from a petrochemical plant fire, then lifted the travel restrictions after airborne levels of the chemicals abated.

Petrochemical blaze near Houston extinguished, company says

20 Mar 2019

HOUSTON Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the company said. | Video

Exclusive: Pompeo to meet oil executives, push U.S. crude exports, Iran policy - sources

12 Mar 2019

HOUSTON U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, seeking to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia and to support its policy of isolating Iran, according to three people at two companies briefed on the agenda.

Exclusive: Pompeo to meet oil executives, push U.S. crude exports, Iran policy - sources

12 Mar 2019

HOUSTON U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, seeking to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia and to support its policy of isolating Iran, according to three people at two companies briefed on the agenda.

EXCLUSIVE-CERAWEEK-Pompeo to meet oil execs, push U.S. crude exports, Iran policy -sources

12 Mar 2019

HOUSTON, March 12 U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, in an effort to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia and to support its policy of isolating Iran, according to three people at two companies briefed on the agenda.

EXCLUSIVE-CERAWEEK-Pompeo to meet oil execs, push U.S. crude exports, Iran policy -sources

12 Mar 2019

HOUSTON, March 12 U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo will meet with top oil executives before he addresses a conference on Tuesday, in an effort to get them to help the administration's effort to boost crude exports to Asia and to support its policy of isolating Iran, according to three people at two companies briefed on the agenda.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Petrobras oil trader to plead guilty in U.S. money-laundering case -documents

28 Feb 2019

HOUSTON, Feb 27 A former U.S.-based oil trader sought in Brazil over a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving commodities traders Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit money-laundering in the United States, court records show.

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