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Shell to shut down plant in Convent

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“Shell has actually revealed the shutdown of its Convent Refinery in Louisiana. The decision becomes part of the companys worldwide strategy to invest in a core set of uniquely incorporated making sites that are also tactically placed for the transition to a low-carbon future. The shutdown process will start mid-November. In July of 2020, we showed personnel that the Shell Convent Refinery was being marketed. Despite efforts to offer the property, a practical purchaser was never ever determined. After taking a look at all aspects of our company, consisting of monetary efficiency, we made the hard choice to close down the website. Shell will guarantee a safe and responsible shutdown of the refinery with a concentrate on individuals who are most directly affected. That includes supporting Convent workers at this challenging time by assisting them in looking for alternate chances within the company, or in transitioning to a future exterior of the Shell. Shell will be opening a Selective Voluntary Severance program at its Geismar and Norco centers, based on bargaining for union represented workers, to potentially create additional functions where Convent employees can be placed.We will retain a significant existence in Louisiana by method of our integrated refining and chemicals websites at Norco and Geismar, our midstream facilities properties, top quality retail existence, Gulf of Mexico operations and our workplaces in New Orleans. After the shutdown process is complete, we will continue to market the Convent Refinery for divestment.”

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