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.
The oil carried by a freight train that derailed and exploded in Quebec this year had been misclassified as a less dangerous type of crude, Canadian officials said Wednesday, and they urged U.S. and Canadian regulators to ensure dangerous goods are accurately labeled.
A Dubai-based company plans to build a new factory in Buffalo that will employ about 170 workers producing steel pipes for the oil and natural gas industry. Local media outlets report that Alita USA Holdings plans to build its $102 million factory in South Buffalo, near the city's Lake Erie waterfront.
Venezuela's oil minister said Monday that sabotage caused an explosion and fire last year that killed more than 40 people at the country's main oil refinery, saying someone deliberately loosened bolts and released highly flammable gas.
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A Michigan factory that makes lithium-ion batteries for General Motors is halting production for up to six weeks because of a controversy over a chemical. LG Chem spokesman Jeremy Hagemeyer says a chemical used to make batteries may not be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He declined to name it.
The investigation appears to be part of efforts by China's new leadership under President Xi Jinping to tighten control over state-owned energy companies. The government has said executives are suspected of unspecified "discipline violations," a term often used to refer to corruption.
With a high-stakes trial set to resume in less than a month, BP and the federal government on Thursday offered conflicting estimates of how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the blowout of the company's Macondo well triggered a deadly explosion.
When a team of Dallas Morning News reporters tried to answer what they thought was a simple, straightforward question about the frequency of chemical accidents, they found a mare's nest of conflicting and incomplete statistics.
The economic and employment contributions from U.S. unconventional oil and gas production are now being felt throughout the U.S. economy, increasing household incomes, boosting trade and contributing to a new increase in U.S. competitiveness in the world economy, a new study by IHS finds.
Plaintiffs' attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP following the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a judge's approval of the deal.In a court filing Tuesday, the private lawyers say only a "paltry few objectors" have raised narrow concerns about the settlement.
Attorney General Joseph Foster says Shell owned or operated gas stations in New Hampshire from the 1930s through 1998, and there were costs involved to clean up spills. Foster says that in claiming costs for cleanup, Shell did not disclose the existence of the insurance policies and failed to attach copies of those policies to its claim forms.
Authorities have scooped up around 100,000 kilograms (220,000 pounds) of dead fish they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant, environmental officials and state media said Wednesday, in a reminder of the pollution plaguing the country.
The head of the commission that oversees China's major state-owned companies was fired Tuesday in a spreading corruption investigation that appears to be an effort by the country's new leaders to tighten control over government industries.
The Rockford Register Star reports that approval is contingent on several conditions, including installing a fire alarm with remote notification and allowing the EPA to inspect and monitor the process. A June 2 explosion and fire caused a 24-hour evacuation of the town.
The refinery in Delaware City, operated by New Jersey-based PBF Energy, reported the release about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, about two hours after workers discovered oil in an effluent channel that discharges into the river. Refinery officials said contractors deployed booms, absorbents and skimmers to contain the sheen.
A federal judge has rejected BP's latest request to suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses while a former FBI director leads an independent investigation of the program, which compensates victims of the company's 2010 oil spill.
A group planning a $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant in northeastern North Dakota has secured a supply of natural gas and is in the process of buying a site. Northern Plains Nitrogen Chairman Darin Anderson said the company is buying land next to Grand Forks' municipal sewage lagoons north of the city and east of Interstate 29.
Blowouts occur when pressurized oil and gas flow uncontrolled up the drill pipe or riser to the rig, posing extreme risk to the people operating the rig, as well as possible damage to the environment and the platform itself. To prevent this situation, modern rigs are equipped with blowout preventers, or BOP stacks.
Shell Oil Co. is seeking ethane suppliers for its proposed petrochemical complex in western Pennsylvania. The company says in a statement Tuesday that it will accept bids from August 27 to October 4, 2013. Shell is still a year or more away from making a final decision on whether to build the multi-billion dollar plant at an industrial site about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Dow Chemical Co. says it will invest $1.06 billion to build two new polyolefins plants and upgrade its ethylene capacity at the company's 3,300-acre site in Plaquemine. The company says the move will create 71 new jobs at the facility and an additional 470 indirect jobs.
In one corner is the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, which conducted 119 interviews in an effort to find out what caused last year's accident and how to prevent it from happening again. In the other is the Environmental Protection Agency, which is conducting a criminal investigation and wants the interviews to help it determine who's responsible.
A Colorado company has licensed a method of capturing carbon dioxide pioneered by a University of Alabama assistant professor, with the hope of developing the method as a more energy-efficient way of reducing emissions at fossil-fuel power plants.
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The head of security for the administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses says an internal probe of alleged misconduct by an employee of a Mobile, Ala., claims center hasn't turned up any evidence of fraud.