FROM THE UNION
Oil Workers Set Bargaining Goals for 2019 Negotiations
At the end of September, more than 375 oil delegates to the National Oil Bargaining Program (NOBP) conference developed their national bargaining goals and passed the NOBP oil policy. They represented refineries, petrochemical plants, terminals and pipelines.
Bargaining for a national pattern agreement starts in January 2019.
Fact-Finding Trip to Shell’s Nigerian Operations Proves Eye-Opening to USW Oil Worker
Vassey Lartson, a member of Local 13-1 who has worked at Shell Oil Company’s chemical lab in Deer Park, Texas, originally from Monrovia in Liberia, joined an international delegation on a fact-finding mission to Shell’s oil and gas operations in Nigeria.
They discovered a workforce consisting of contractors who suffer poverty wages, health and safety hazards and miserable living conditions..
IN THE NEWS
From Hydrocarbon Processing
U.S. Midwest Refiners Expected To Do Well in Third Quarter
Cheaper prices for Canadian crude—production has outpaced pipeline capacity—are expected to lead to strong earnings in the third quarter for Midwest refiners. Refiners on the East and Gulf coasts are expected to have strong earnings as well for the third quarter because of sharp declines in the Midland, Texas, grade.
Oil Sector Anticipates Good Year Ahead in 2019
Oil and gas executives are optimistic in their business outlook for 2019. Refiners anticipate a profitable year with expected margins of $15.39, up from $13.20 in 2017.
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