Washington state has fined BP more than $80,000 for safety violations at the oil giant's Cherry Point refinery in Whatcom County. The Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that it fined BP for six violations, including a "willful violation," of workplace safety.
A billion-dollar tax break for a proposed Shell petrochemical facility in western Pennsylvania would cut significant property tax revenue for local government, but officials still want the plant. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Wednesday that the school district could lose $275,000 in property taxes and the rural township could lose about seven percent of its annual budget under a state tax incentives package.
In a letter sent Tuesday to the Federal Trade Commission, Sen. Feinstein said the Aug. 6 blaze that damaged the state's third largest refinery did not affect gasoline supplies as some analysts forecast, yet prices still rose dramatically. Feinstein said the price of gas in the state reached a high of $4.21, more than double the increase seen in average cost of a gallon of gas in the continental U.S.
People who live next to the refinery said they smelled strong fumes coming from the refinery starting between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, hours before the blast, but many said they weren't worried because they had smelled such odors before. Then, a cloud of gas ignited in an area of fuel storage tanks and exploded. Some of the tanks were still burning on Monday, billowing black smoke.
Shell Oil Co. is years away from building a huge petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, but the company is already reaching out to the local community and getting a wholehearted welcome. Dan Carlson, a Shell general manager, spoke to a gathering of about 50 people Wednesday night at a high school auditorium in Monaca where the company hopes to build the multibillion dollar plant.
Federal officials say the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere is falling due to cheap and plentiful natural gas.
An internal Chevron surveillance video shows more than a dozen workers getting caught in the unknown substance and narrowly escaping the fire.
The company will remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult products in the next 3 1/2 years.
Cheniere is working to renovate a natural gas liquefaction terminal near Cameron, La., so it will be able to export U.S. liquid natural gas.
With states looking to add natural gas-powered vehicles to their fleets, it could push the public to follow suit in purchasing autos powered by domestically produced fuel.
California could double fines on manufacturers who use dangerous chemicals in nail polishes, which have been linked to birth defects, labeled as "nontoxic."
More than 1,000 people lured by the promise of a few hundred dollars showed up to get onboard a lawsuit against Chevron for causing nausea and scratchy throats.
Investigators were looking at how a small, seemingly insignificant leak quickly unraveled into an intense fire that sent acrid black smoke into the sky.
The 200-acre site, once known as Ford Utica Trim, will be tested for trichloroethylene and trichloroethane, both of which can cause health problems.
The blaze at Chevron's plant in Richmond, Calif. spewed thick black smoke possibly containing gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel and lubricants.
In July, the combined output from Pennsylvania and West Virginia wells was about 7.4 billion cubic feet per day, and looks to be expanding further.
Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co. will help Eastman gain more access to fast-growing consumer packaged goods markets in Asia.
Dow Chemical Co.'s second-quarter net income fell 34 percent as weaker demand led to lower prices.
The July CAB was flat after declining three consecutive months, historically a sign of slowing economic activity.
Founded in 1952, the Felman Plant produces high-quality ferroalloys, elements essential in the manufacturing of steel.
Chinese offshore oil and gas giant CNOOC Ltd. said Monday it has agreed to buy Canadian producer Nexen Inc. for $15.1 billion in China's biggest-ever overseas energy acquisition.
Oil prices rose for a third straight day on Friday after China said its economy grew as expected in the second quarter.
The NTSB says Enbridge Inc. failed to detect the leaking for more than 17 hours, causing $800 million in environmental cleanup costs.
It’s been confirmed. Nothing is sacred anymore. First, residential homes and churches, then parks and playgrounds, now this? Graveyards? I’m afraid it’s true. Hydraulic fracturing (or the abbreviation thereof, known as fracking) companies are now targeting the final resting places of your loved ones for plundering the earth in the name of natural gas. Why not?