East Baton Rouge sheriff's detectives say a 41-year-old Denham Springs man was killed in an industrial accident at Stupp Corp. Plant near Baker. Deputies say Antonio Pollard was pronounced dead on the scene Tuesday. They say Pollard became pinned between two large pipes, as one rolled forward during the course of his work.
Belgian chemical company Solvay says it's buying privately-held U.S. firm Chemlogics for $1.3 billion to strengthen its position in the market servicing the fast-growing oil and gas industry. Solvay SA said Monday the acquisition, expected to close by the end of the year, will enable it to take advantage of the U.S. energy sector's dynamic growth.
James Dupree testified Wednesday at a trial over the spill that engineers didn't have the equipment they needed to attack this particular well at the time of the blowout and had to formulate several possible solutions "on the fly." After several other methods failed, BP ultimately used a capping stack to seal the well 87 days after the blowout.
Federal prosecutors had been seeking about $20 billion in damages for an estimated 110,000 gallons (416,300 liters) of crude that seeped into the ocean near the Chevron well in November 2011. The prosecutor's office said it had no immediate comment on the ruling announced late Monday.
Robert Turlak, a Transocean Ltd. manager, testified Tuesday at a federal trial that is focusing on BP's response to the April 2010 well blowout. BP's trial adversaries argue the company could have sealed the blown-out well much sooner if it had employed a capping strategy that Turlak and others had devised.
Ohio officials notified companies this month that a federal chemical disclosure law trumps a 2001 state law requiring that the information only be filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday (http://bit.ly/16YbGnU ). The law took effect Sept. 21.
The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company's response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides argue over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Lawyers for two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the Deepwater Horizon disaster say the indictment should be dismissed because prosecutors accuse the men of violating standards that didn't exist when an explosion killed 11 workers on April 20, 2010.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has announced today its intent to purchase Virgo Valves and Controls, LTD, a manufacturer of ball valves and automation systems headquartered in Pune, India. Virgo will operate within Emerson Process Management’s final controls business. Terms of the transaction were not announced.
A Texas A&M researcher says the BP oil spill did at least moderate damage to the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles around the well that blew out and led to millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
About a dozen Slaughter residents allege respiratory problems and diminished property values in a lawsuit filed in the wake of the Nov. 19 blaze that destroyed the Monolyte Laboratories Inc. chemical facility. The suit seeks an unspecified amount of damages from Monolyte and several other companies.
Shell Oil Co. announced Tuesday that it has settled on Ascension Parish to possibly build a $12.5 billion natural gas to liquids plant that would create 740 direct jobs.No final decision has been made on whether to construct the facility on a site near Sorrento, about 30 miles from Baton Rouge.
The company Monday filed an appeal in U.S. District Court in Boise, saying Judge B. Lynn Winmill committed "serious errors of law and fact" when he blocked its so-called megaload from traveling U.S. Highway 12's federally-designated Wild and Scenic River corridor.
From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation's largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday.The report urges doctors to push for stricter environmental policies to better identify and reduce exposure to chemicals that prove truly risky.
The average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 6 cents a gallon during the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that a gallon of regular now costs $3.52 on average.
Verenium focuses on developing and selling high-performance enzymes used in food and fuel markets. BASF is a diversified company whose products range from chemicals, plastics and performance and crop protection products to oil and gas.
A former Halliburton manager was charged Thursday with destroying evidence following BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a case that coincides with a guilty plea to a related charge by the Houston-based oilfield services company.
The Economy Ministry said in a statement published Wednesday that the chemicals were classed as "dual-use" goods and there was no indication they had been used for military purposes. The chemicals included 93 metric tons (102 tons) of hydrogen fluoride and 12 metric tons (13 tons) of ammonium hydrogen fluoride.
Those arrested Monday were part of a group of protesters outside the Houston office of TransCanada Corp. They were protesting the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Huntsman said Tuesday it also will assume $225 million in unfunded pension liabilities as part of the acquisition of performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses from Rockwood Holdings Inc. Texas-based Huntsman said it expects the deal to add about 60 cents per share to its annual earnings.
Bright said EJB Paving's processing plants had been powered by natural gas in the past, but when gas prices began to rise, they converted to No. 2 recycled oil more than a decade ago. But economic conditions now favor natural gas, so the company has gone back.
German chemical manufacturer BASF will spend $42.6 million to build a new polyurethane blending facility at its Geismar operation in Ascension Parish. The company says the new facility will create 22 jobs.Company officials said on Thursday construction is expected to start in June.
Halliburton Energy Services and Justice Department prosecutors have urged a federal judge to approve a plea deal that calls for the Houston-based company to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111 million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Wal-Mart Stores says it will require its suppliers to phase out 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products in its stores. It will also require the suppliers to disclose chemicals in those products.