A Denver-based company called Cool Planet Energy Systems plans three Louisiana projects that will create 72 new jobs. Cool Planet announced the plans Friday for bio-refineries in Alexandria, Natchitoches and a site still to be determined. The company plans to use harvest wood waste and forest...
State officials have announced that a Chinese chemical manufacturing company plans to open its headquarters in southeastern Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group plans to open a facility in Effingham County and create 50 jobs.
The government of the southern state of Oaxaca says the leak occurred after construction machinery operated by a private company hit a pipeline that carries ammonia to a petrochemical plant. The government says the pipeline rupture Tuesday caused an explosion.
The explosion happened Monday evening at Brownies Oil Co. in the Reynolds Industrial Park in Mercer County, in western Pennsylvania. The industrial park is in Greenville, a remote borough of around 6,000 residents about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and near the Ohio line.
The original “Skunk Works,” which gave credence to what is now little more than a business idiom, referred to a division of Lockheed Martin responsible exceptionally future-thinking aerospace design. Today, some companies, like Primus Green Energy, have mixed that philosophy with one called “dogfooding.”
Figures for the pipelines that take gas out of the Marcellus show that in the first six months of the year, Pennsylvania produced about 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas, with projections for a year-end total of about 3.2 trillion cubic feet. That yearly number translates into the equivalent of about 550 million barrels of oil.
The Wilmington-based chemicals giant released a statement following a regulatory filing Wednesday showing that Peltz's Trian Fund Management held almost 5.8 million shares of DuPont valued at more than $300 million as of June 30. That represented an ownership stake in DuPont of about six-tenths of one percent.
Authorities in south Georgia say at least three people have been injured in a chemical explosion that rocked an industrial complex. Valdosta fire officials say more than 40 firefighters responded to the blaze at the Gil Harbin Industrial Park Wednesday afternoon with help from Lowndes County sheriff's officials, Moody Air Force Base, the Georgia State Patrol and the FBI.
An attorney who was fired by the court-supervised administrator of BP's settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents is demanding to be reinstated with back pay. In a letter to claims administrator Patrick Juneau last Friday, Christine Reitano's lawyer said her contract for working on the settlement program was "wrongfully and improperly" terminated.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is making the most daring gamble yet of his 8-month-old presidency with a proposal to lift a decades-old ban on private companies investing the state-run oil industry, a cornerstone of Mexico's national pride that's seen production plummet in recent decades.
A rail company whose runaway oil train caused a fire and explosion that killed 47 people in a small town in Canada filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, and an attorney said he expects company executives to explore putting it up for sale within weeks.
A court hearing is set for BP to justify why it has balked at paying more than $130 million in fees to the administrator of its multi-billion dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents after the company's 2010 oil spill.
Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry says an ammonia leak at a chemical plant has killed five people and sickened more than 20.The ministry said that a pipe carrying liquid ammonia depressurized Tuesday at the Stirol plant in the east of the country, causing the release of the chemical.
Chevron entered the plea to charges filed by the California Attorney General's Office and the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, including failing to correct deficiencies in equipment and failing to require the use of certain equipment to protect employees from potential harm.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people.
Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it will go ahead with a $12 billion plan to ship 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta to the country's Atlantic coast that would allow Canadian crude to be exported to Asia.
Chevron has agreed to pay a $284,000 fine and help buy four clean-running school buses after inspectors found pollution law violations at a Salt Lake City refinery. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement with the company Wednesday.
President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant. Obama has issued an executive order telling agencies to look for new ways to safely store and secure ammonium nitrate. That's the explosive chemical thought to have caused the Texas blast.
Dow Chemical Co. is moving 800 workers by the end of next year to a new research-and-development facility on a sprawling campus that is also home to drug giant Pfizer Inc. Executives from Dow were joined by hundreds of employees and Gov. Tom Corbett to cut the ribbon Wednesday on the new facility in the Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville.
France's Schneider Electric is to buy industrial software firm Invensys for a 3.4 billion pound ($5.2 billion).Schneider, which has 140,000 employees, has signaled plans to offload non-core divisions within Invensys, which develops technology for oil refineries and other sectors.
An explosion Tuesday at a Chinese plant that produces the toxic chemical paraxylene has added fuel to a growing movement opposing such plants, on the same day that a state-run newspaper prominently urged the public to accept the industry as safe.
Industry groups say it is impractical to retrofit tens of thousands of existing tank cars used to haul oil, even as they have adopted voluntary standards to ensure that cars ordered after October 2011 meet tough requirements recommended by federal transportation experts.
Federal officials are proposing $170,000 in fines for a Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant at De Queen, Ark., alleging 11 safety violations.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the plant could have exposed workers to hazardous chemicals.
Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday. Federal officials said in a news release that a criminal information charging Halliburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed in federal court in Louisiana.
Salem, Va.-based QualiChem has announced that is has completed a major expansion if its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities. The company's Salem facility is now 70 percent larger, with 35 percent more space for quality control, R&D laboratories and manufacturing, plus 50 percent more floor space for raw material and finished goods.