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Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

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FOS-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Behind blockades of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil refinery are standing firm, playing the accordion — and slowly draining France of its fuel. The union-led blockade, one of several set up at refineries and depots across France, is aimed at securing the withdrawal of the country’s labor reforms, which hopes to ...

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Anadarko to build man camp in West Texas

Anadarko to build man camp in West Texas

Anadarko Petroleum will open a new housing facility in West Texas near El Paso, according to the Houston Business Journal. The 77,190-square-foot man camp, located in Mentone, will be able to support 200 Anadarko employees and contractors, according to Target Logistics. The facility will include a basketball court, movie theater, game room, laundry facilities and a convenience store. A ribbon-cutting ...

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Southwestern Energy to shed 1,100 jobs

Southwestern Energy to shed 1,100 jobs

Southwestern Energy Co. announced layoffs Thursday as drilling activity stalls. The Houston-based company will reduce its workforce by more than 40 percent, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The oil and natural gas driller expects to shed 1,100 jobs as it copes with falling natural gas prices. About 300 of those laid off are part of Southwestern’s ...

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Permian oil company cited for death of three workers

A West Texas oil service company will have to pay a total of $50,400 in fines for a well fire explosion that killed three workers earlier this year. The Texas Tribune reported that Andrews, Texas residents Arturo Martinez Sr., his son Arturo Martinez Jr. and Rogelio Salgado, who married into the Martinez family, died in March while trying to install ...

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Number of workers allowed in WIPP underground doubles

CARLSBAD — The number of employees who can be in the underground Waste Isolation Pilot Plant facility has increased from 24 to 74 people over the last few weeks. According to a WIPP news release, the number of workers allowed underground has more than doubled because of continuous improvements made on the waste hoist. The hoist is currently being used ...

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Cheyenne needs more workers, study says

CHEYENNE – An extensive, data-driven study of Laramie County’s workforce confirmed many local residents’ suspicions — jobs are here, but workers aren’t. The study was conducted by an out-of-state consulting company. Its goal was to determine whether the county’s workforce is adequate for future growth. Using the most recent data available, the study found that 22 percent of local workers ...

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Job prospects drawing workers to Western Pennsylvania

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Brian Bowling | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Western Pennsylvania gained about 11,000 more workers than it lost to other parts of the country during a five-year period, according to Census Bureau figures. The largest net gain from other states came from New York and, specifically, from Erie County, N.Y., which includes Buffalo, according to the Census figures. “New York’s economy has not ...

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FirstEnergy employees picket but keep working

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A dozen FirstEnergy service workers took to the picket line outside of their East Franklin station on Freeport Road this week, after its members shot down a contract offer on Monday. About 680 FirstEnergy service workers across five states have been working without a contract for about two years, said Sean Dickson, president of Utility Workers Local Union 102i, which ...

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Airport board doesn’t want to rely too much on gas industry

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Kyle Wind | The Times-Tribune PITTSTON TWP. — The region’s natural gas boom kept Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport afloat while the economic downturn dramatically slowed traffic at similar-sized airports, but some airport officials fear becoming too dependent on the industry. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found the Pittston Twp. airport lost 1.9 percent of its departing flights between 2007 and ...

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Kentucky natural gas plant a no-go

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Steve Vied | Messenger-Inquirer Ten months ago, Muhlenberg County Judge-Executive Rick Newman was ecstatic about the news that Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric were going to build a 700-megawatt natural gas power-generating plant in Muhlenberg County, calling the news “tremendous.” The new plant, with its years of construction jobs followed by permanent jobs, would make up for the ...

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