Shell's Convent, Louisiana refinery contractors released from hospital: sources

Shell's Convent, Louisiana refinery contractors released from hospital: sourcesTwo contractors who were burned last week in a fire at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Convent, Louisiana, refinery have been released from the hospital, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday. The two contractors, who the sources said were released from the hospital on Friday, were among four workers injured in a flash fire on a hydrogen like while working on a tail gas treatment unit last Wednesday. The 209,787 barrel-per-day Convent refinery is performing a two-month overhaul of the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit and other units, the sources said.


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Three contract workers injured at Shell Convent, La. refinery: company

Three contract workers injured at Shell Convent, La. refinery: companyThree contract workers were injured on Wednesday while working on a hydrogen line on a sulfur unit at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Convent, Louisiana, refinery, a company spokesman said on Thursday. The sulfur unit is shut as part of a planned overhaul of units at the 209,787 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent refinery that includes the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit, the sources said. “Shell initiated its emergency response plan, which included immediately deploying personnel to respond to the incident,” Shell spokesman Ray Fisher said on Thursday.


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Shell CEO says 'foolhardy' to set carbon reduction targets

Shell CEO says 'foolhardy' to set carbon reduction targetsBy Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s boss said it would be “foolhardy” for the oil and gas producer to set hard targets to reduce carbon emissions as it risked exposing the energy giant to legal challenges. The energy industry has struggled in recent years to find a clear path to secure its role as the world shifts from fossil fuels in order to meet the 2015 Paris climate agreement goals. Shell Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden last year set out ambitions last year to halve its carbon emissions by 2050, far exceeding rivals.


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Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to Alberto

Exxon pulls offshore workers; Shell, Chevron cut output due to AlbertoExxon Mobil Corp evacuated non-essential workers from the Lena production platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto, the company said on Sunday. Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp shut production on platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico due to Alberto and evacuated workers from those sites, the companies said. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Alberto was transitioning to a tropical cyclone as its circulation became more focused around a central core located 135 miles (220 km) west of Tampa, Florida, with 50 mile per hour winds (85 kph).


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'Shell-Shocked' in Hawaii: How Lava Overran a Neighborhood

  1. ‘Shell-Shocked’ in Hawaii: How Lava Overran a Neighborhood  New York Times
  2. Trump declares ‘major disaster’ in Hawaii after volcanic eruptions and lava  CNN
  3. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators for miles  NBCNews.com
  4. As Hawaii volcano erupts, let’s remember that California has at least 19  The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Iranian forces in Syria shell Israeli army bases on Golan: Israel

Iranian forces in Syria shell Israeli army bases on Golan: IsraelJERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iranian forces in Syria shelled Israeli army outposts on Thursday but caused no casualties, the Israeli military said, and the Syrian military was later quoted as saying its air defenses had confronted Israeli rocket fire on its territory. It came a night after Syria accused Israel of striking one of its military bases south of Damascus, an attack that a war monitor said killed 15 people including eight Iranians.


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Scott Pruitt Before the EPA: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money

  1. Scott Pruitt Before the EPA: Fancy Homes, a Shell Company and Friends With Money  New York Times
  2. Lobbyist Steps Down in Fallout From Pruitt Condo Controversy  Bloomberg
  3. Lobbyist whose wife rented to Pruitt sought help from EPA for client  The Hill
  4. Is it finally Scott Pruitt’s time to go?  Washington Post
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