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?
The plant could help local farmers secure fertilizer without having to rely on imports, and also use natural gas byproduct from oil production in North Dakota.
A joint venture between the DuPont Co. and BP is arguing that Colorado-based Gevo Inc. is entering the fuels market by infringing on its patents.
Much of the “easy” oil has been found, and demand for energy is taking exploration and production to ever-tougher extremes of geography and climate. The deepwater (more than 500 meters or 1,600 feet) and ultra-deepwater (more than 1,500 meters or about 5,000 feet) energy sector represents one of the major growth areas for the oil and gas industry, but exploiting these reserves presents tough technical challenges.
A group of 30 fishermen are claiming their livelihoods have been greatly impacted by two oil spills, the second of which included 110,000 gallons of drilling mud.
Columbia Pacific is looking to start production despite the fact that corn prices are high, while the price of ethanol has plummeted.
Among the more ambitious proposals for the Marcus Hook refinery is a multibillion-dollar plant to convert gas into liquefied natural gas for export.
Some tax experts say government shouldn't expense "private business risk," but Gov. Corbett's plan has bipartisan backers and union support.
Some lawmakers and environmentalists say public health and natural resources would be endangered if waste from processes done in Pennsylvania enters New Jersey.
Benchmark U.S. crude fell to $78.50 per barrel in afternoon trading on reports out of China and the U.S. that both pointed to a manufacturing slowdown.
The EPA conducted an audit in June 2008 and found that the Kansas City, Mo.-based candy maker was discharging acidic wastewater.
A coordinator of the cleanup crew says "much of EPA's work is complete" in removing 840,000 gallons of crude from the river.
Gov. Tom Corbett is claiming deep support from labor unions and business advocacy groups for his plan to lure in an integrated petrochemical industry.
Chemical and specialty products maker Cabot Corp. is buying Norit NV for $1.1 billion in order to strengthen its specialty chemicals portfolio.
Crude supplies grew by 2.9 million barrels, or 0.7 percent, to 387.3 million barrels, which is 6.4 percent above year-ago levels.
Specialty chemical maker Lubrizol is buying Spanish skincare products maker Lipotec to bolster its personal care business.
Federal prosecutors accuse Rodney Hailey of selling renewable fuel credits even though his company did not produce any renewable fuel.
Great Lakes Chemical Corp. has been hit with more than $100,000 in fines for 18 serious violations.
Oil prices could rise about $25 from their present levels without threatening the world economy, OPEC Secretary General Abdullah Al-Badry said.
A class-action suit alleges its participants got sick in 2010 from a 41-day emissions release from a refinery that was the scene of a deadly explosion.
Three judges ruled that regulators properly approved the 39-mile MARC 1 pipeline despite complaints of unfair negotiations and poor environmental assessments.
The Illinois EPA said developers have not provided required details about emissions despite Gov. Quinn saying the plant will use "ultra-clean" technology.
An Italian company's subsidiary is geared up to build a factory that can convert grassy plants into fuel amid Sampson County's hog and turkey growers.
The EPA said in a statement that it supported giving operating flexibility to some of the biggest air polluters, including the state's many refineries.
Gov. Tom Corbett said his proposed $1.7 billion tax break "is to grow good, sustaining jobs ... not just today but for decades to come."