Month – February 2015

U.S. refinery strike widens to include nation’s largest refinery

(Reuters) – The U.S. refinery strike widened as workers at the nation’s largest refinery walked off their jobs at 12 a.m. CST (0600 GMT) on Saturday, according to the United Steelworkers union (USW). Shortly after talks between union and oil company representatives ended on Friday night, the union notified Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] of a strike […]

Huge Explosion Rips Through California Oil Refinery, Adding Fuel To Oil Worker Strike

A huge explosion occurred at the ExxonMobil oil refinery in Torrance, California on Wednesday morning, shaking the homes of residents miles away and injuring at least three people. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported, and authorities are still looking into the cause of the explosion. Aerial photos of the refinery following the incident […]