The U.S. government on vowed to take a stronger role in protecting chemical-industry workers and local residents from accidents and explosions at chemical plants in the aftermath of a deadly April 2013 explosion in Texas.
An independent research group suggests sampling water in 720 West Virginia homes for a chemical that spilled into the water supply in January.
A U.S. board's investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.
Nearly 15 years after the closure of a chemical plant that dumped mercury into Maine's Penobscot River, a federal trial began Tuesday to determine whether the company now responsible for it must pay to clean up the downriver contamination that advocates say puts humans and wildlife at risk.
The captain of a tugboat whose barges collided with a cargo freighter in the Houston Ship Channel says the larger vessel increased its speed in foggy conditions and she couldn't turn quickly to avoid the crash.
Six workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are receiving medical evaluations after they reported smelling chemical vapors at two underground storage tank farms.
A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country's southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said. Four others were severely injured.
BP PLC must resume paying claims while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court panel said Wednesday.
The CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world's leading source of energy for another quarter century.
Knox Oil Field Supply is a family owned and operated distributor of oilfield supplies and related services established in 1978. Products include downhole pumps, rods, valves and fittings, and general supplies.
The Pemex oil company has had an increasing problem of thefts from illegally perforated pipelines, but the employees were stealing fuel by opening valves.
Safety regulators have placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.
The Public Service Commission said the focus of its investigation will be on whether the company's reaction to the spill and presence of the coal-cleaning agent MCHM was "unreasonable or inadequate."
The head of the biggest railroad hauling North Dakota crude says the future of oil shipments depends on proving that it can be done safely.
BP PLC says it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether businesses must prove they were directly harmed by the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect payments from a 2012 settlement.
Outdated federal policies, poor information sharing with states and a raft of industry exemptions point to scant federal oversight, says a new report.
The oil industry is pushing back against tougher rules for rail cars after a string of fiery accidents, insisting that crude shipped from the Northern Plains is no more dangerous than some other cargoes.
A Chinese company said Tuesday that four of its workers died last week in riots in Vietnam triggered by China's deployment of an oil rig in disputed seas.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has written to President Barack Obama criticizing his administration's energy policies, EPA regulations and failure to approve the construction of a pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
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The company purchasing the assets of a railroad responsible for a fiery oil train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec plans to resume oil shipments after track safety improvements are made, the firm's top executive said.
The firefighters who tried in vain to stop a burning Texas fertilizer plant from exploding weren't prepared for the dangers of the blaze, which was too big for them to fight, state investigators said in a report.
A company that manufactures titanium jet parts faces a record $14 million fine for illegally making and disposing of a cancer-causing chemical in Henderson.
The agency acknowledged it needed to do more to improve oversight of drilling, pointing to a lack of funding as reasons it failed to inspect oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination.