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Shell gives green light to develop giant Gulf of Mexico field

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Royal Dutch Shell has given the green light for the development of the Appomattox deepwater oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico, set to be the energy giant's largest floating platform in the region.

The Appomattox project, some 80 miles (130 km) off the coast of Louisiana, is expected to reach peak production of around 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day, Shell said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Chalmette refinery being sold by ExxonMobil, Petroleos de Venezuela

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ExxonMobil and a partner are selling their Chalmette refinery to PBF Energy Inc. under a $322 million deal announced Thursday.

Chalmette Refining LLC is a joint venture between affiliates of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the state oil company of Venezuela, and ExxonMobil. The refinery has a capacity of 189,000 barrels of oil per day and employs about 1,000 people. About 530 are employees, who will be offered jobs with PBF, and the rest are contractors, PBF spokesman Michael Karlovich said.

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Chevron, W.R. Grace plan $135 million expansion in Lake Charles

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Chevron Products Co. and W.R. Grace & Co. will invest $135 million to expand the existing Grace manufacturing facility outside Lake Charles.

Gov. Bobby Jindal and W.R. Grace & Co. CEO Fred Festa announced the planned expansion Monday (May 18) in a news release.

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Hess Ranked Top Oil and Gas Company on 2015 Best Corporate Citizens List

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Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) has been ranked the No. 1 oil and gas company on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s prestigious list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2015. The list recognizes public companies across the United States that demonstrated strong performance in such areas as environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support.

Hess has been named to the list each of the last eight years and is the No. 1 oil and gas company for the second consecutive year. Ratings are based on 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly-available information.

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ExxonMobil and Employees Donate $2.6 Million to Louisiana Colleges and Universities

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  • 19 institutions of higher learning in Louisiana receive funds from 3:1 Educational Matching Gift Program
  • Recipient organizations encouraged to support math and science initiatives

ExxonMobil and its employees are donating $2.6 million to higher education institutions across Louisiana as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.

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