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October 8, 2020  

Uncertain future of refinery raises spectre of propane shortages in NL

Irving Oil has abandoned its planned purchase of the plant from its New York owners.

News Energy General
October 6, 2020  

Discussions about NL oil refinery future ongoing: Premier

Furey recognizes these are difficult and uncertain times for the refinery’s workers.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 23, 2020  

Co-op, Unifor ratify seven-year deal after six-month labour dispute

Collective agreement includes wage improvements that meet standards agreed to by energy sector unions.

News Energy General
March 27, 2020  

Sides in Regina refinery contract dispute dug in despite mediator’s report

Federated Co-operatives unable to accept all the terms, tabled another offer that Unifor says includes “new, aggressive concessions.”

News Energy General
February 13, 2020  

Special mediator appointed in Regina Co-op refinery labour dispute

Vince Ready, who has worked in labour relations for more than five decades, will try to break the deadlock between the company and Unifor.

News Oil & Gas General
February 6, 2020  

Regina police make more refinery arrests, investigating paintball damage

Unifor says the accused are Local 594 members who were on a peaceful picket line at one of the refinery gates.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
February 4, 2020  

Moe promises mediator in refinery dispute if Unifor pulls blockades

Saskatchewan premier says the illegal blockade is restricting the flow of fuel to communities across the province.

News Energy Manufacturing General
January 23, 2020  

Unifor fined for violating court order in Regina refinery labour dispute

Court found Unifor disobeyed interim injunction limiting time members can hold up traffic going in and out of the Co-op refinery.

News General
January 21, 2020  

Unifor tries to shut down refinery; Co-op says union is breaking court order

Union’s tactic is an attempt to force the company back to the bargaining table.

News Manufacturing Minerals General
August 27, 2019  

Teck zinc production to take a hit after refinery equipment failure

Repairs are expected to take up to 20 weeks at an estimated cost of up to $10 million.

News Oil & Gas General
August 1, 2019  

Fire at Texas Exxon Mobil refinery slightly injures 37

Facility processes light hydrocarbons including propane and propylene, materials used to make plastic and industrial products.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
July 30, 2019  

French refinery outage slows Q2 production for Vermilion Energy

Temporarily shut down due to a pipeline interruption that left it without sufficient feedstock.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
October 15, 2018  

Blast site at Irving Oil refinery remains ‘hot zone’ that is off limits

At the time of the explosion last week, there were as many as 3,000 workers at the refinery in Saint John, NB.

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October 9, 2018  

Saint John residents warned of possible flare ups at Irving refinery

Explosion sent flames and black smoke into the sky but caused only minor injuries.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
February 26, 2018  

Alberta to invest $1B in eight years on bitumen upgrading projects

Loan guarantees and grants to attract from two to five partial oil upgrading facilities and $5 billion of private investment.