Posts Tagged ‘CHEVRON’

Judge: Oil, gas firms not liable for La. coastal erosion

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has dismissed a New Orleans-area levee authority’s lawsuit charging oil and gas companies with destroying Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. The lawsuit was filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East in 2013 against nearly 100 oil and gas companies over damage they allegedly caused to Louisiana’s wetlands. The authority is […] [...]

Dow plunges as oil dips below $50, sinking energy stocks

NEW YORK — US stocks fell sharply Monday, led by declines in energy stocks as the price of oil plunged again. The euro sank to a nine-year low against the dollar as new doubts surfaced about Greece’s future in the common currency bloc. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 33 points, or […] [...]

Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three

GULF OF MEXICO — An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. about 12 miles off Louisiana’s coast. In a […] [...]

OSHA fines Chevron for fatal explsion at Coast refinery

PASCAGOULA — Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery has been fined $24,000 related to the November explosion and fire that left one employee dead, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tonya Graddy of Semmes, Ala., a five-year operator for the refinery, was killed Nov. 15 when an explosion occurred in the furnace of the Cracking II […] [...]

Pipeline cutting through wetlands to Chevron plant

JACKSON COUNTY — Heavy machinery is cutting wide ditches through 41 miles of wetlands in Jackson County. The Sun Herald reports that Plains Southcap ,LLC of Mobile, Ala., is getting its two-foot-wide pipeline for crude oil into the ground rapidly. The pipeline’s path runs from 10 miles northwest of Mobile through eastern Jackson County to […] [...]

Jackson County appeals high court ruling

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that a 2007 state law is unconstitutional in requiring the Pascagoula School District to share some tax dollars generated from Chevron facilities with other districts. The ruling overturned a decision by a Jackson County judge […] [...]

Sudduth replacing Renfroe at Chevron

by Published: March 6,2011

Tags: Alan Sudduth, CHEVRON, Steve Renfroe

Alan Sudduth has been named Chevron public and government affairs manager for Mississippi. Sudduth will join Chevron March 7 and succeed Steve Renfroe, who is retiring. As county administrator for the Jackson County Bard of Supervisors, Sudduth currently manages 16 departments, including the Public Information Office. He previously served as special counsel to the Jackson […] [...]

Chevron, Total warn UK not to ban deepsea drilling

by Published: October 26,2010

Tags: BP, CHEVRON, oil spill

LONDON — Leading oil and gas companies warned British lawmakers Tuesday that any U.K. moratorium on deepwater drilling in response to the Gulf of Mexico spill would force them to abandon the North Sea in favor of projects elsewhere. Executives from Chevron Corp., France’s Total and Danish state-controlled DONG Energy told a parliamentary committee that […] [...]

Kell stepping down as GM of Pascagoula Refinery

by Published: March 18,2010

Tags: CHEVRON, energy, oil and gas, retirement

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Corp. announced yesterday that there would be a change of leadership at the Pascagoula Refinery. General manager Roland Kell is retiring. Taking his place will be Tom Kovar, general manager of the company’s Pembroke refinery in Wales. The Wales property is one the company recently announced it would consider selling as part […] [...]

Chevron to shed 2,000 workers

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: CHEVRON, jobs, layoffs, oil and gas, REFINERY

PASCAGOULA — Chevron Corp. says its refinery in Mississippi is safe and could possibly expand. Chevron said yesterday it will cut 2,000 jobs this year. It also will seek to sell some overseas entities. The Pascagoula refinery is Chevron’s largest in the United States with about 1,500 workers and refines 330,000 barrels of crude oil […] [...]

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