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Leviathan partners and BG close to $30b Egypt gas deal

offshore drilling rig preparing to explore the Levithan gas field in the Middle East

The Leviathan partners and British Gas (BG) are negotiating the final details of a contract for exporting Israeli natural gas to Egypt, and will sign it in the coming weeks, senior sources in the gas companies said today. According to the sources, the plan is to sign the contract before Shell Oil completes its acquisition of BG next month. Representatives ...

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EU regulators clear Shell’s takeover of BG Group

LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell gained EU approval on Wednesday for its $70 billion acquisition of Britain’s BG Group, the second of four key markets needed to clear the deal. The European Commission said the transaction would not grant Shell market power in oil and gas exploration, the liquefaction of gas and the wholesale supply of liquefied natural gas. The ...

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Local unions join “Shell No” campaign

In a show of support for environmental activists speaking out against Seattle becoming the homeport for Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, local unions have joined the movement. “We recognize other labor unions have a position of support for this Oil Rig here,” the groups wrote. They were referring to unions that work in the maritime community, such as Local 19, ...

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Union chief says U.S. refinery strike could spread

HOUSTON – The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years could spread if talks over improved safety conditions do not resume soon, United Steelworkers union (USW) International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday. A total of 6,550 USW members are on strike at 15 plants, including 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of U.S. capacity. Union members work at more than ...

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EPA: 3 companies agree to a $900,000 civil penalty

BATON ROUGE, La. — Three companies affiliated with Shell Oil Company, including the Convent and Norco Motiva Enterprises facilities, have agreed to a $900,000 civil penalty settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says the civil penalty is in response to a number of alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Included in the settlement is Equilon Enterprises ...

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