In 1929, Shell purchased the refining company from which the city of Norco earned its name. And, in a sense, Monday marked a day where everything old became new again, and a community was reintroduced to its roots. […]
Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. have signed a letter of intent to end their 18-year refining and marketing partnership in a major global deal, but it should be business as usual for the Norco Manufacturing Complex – at least for now. […]
Global oil giant Royal Dutch Shell’s recently announced cutbacks of 6,500 jobs and $7 billion in investment sent already shaken petroleum-dependent areas shuddering in the U.S. and world, but the news is actually good for at least one of them – St. Charles Parish. […]
Excessive flaring was reported at the Shell/Motiva campus as a result of an equipment failure followed by a power failure, but some Norco residents who live near the refinery say they are not worried about the incident.
An equipment failure at the Shell in Norco caused the release of unknown amounts of butadiene, hydrogen sulfide and benzene, according to a report submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center.
Intense flaring and plumes of smoke that occurred over a two-day period at Shell Chemical at the Motiva Enterprises facility in Norco last week have been blamed on a storm that resulted in a mechanical breakdown. […]