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Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall in Laboratory Freezer

July 24, 2015 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

An employee of a Salt Lake City medical laboratory has died after falling about 15 feet inside a two-story freezer, officials said Friday.


Mystery Beach Blast in Rhode Island Blamed on Hydrogen Gas

July 24, 2015 4:37 pm | by AMY ANTHONY, Associated Press | Comments

A mysterious blast on a Rhode Island beach likely was caused by the combustion of hydrogen gas buildup because of a corroded copper cable under the sand, investigators announced Friday.


Brazilian Oil Workers go on a 24-hour Strike

July 24, 2015 4:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tens of thousands of workers at Brazil's state-owned Petrobras went on a nationwide 24-hour strike on Friday to protest the oil company's plans to sell $15.1 billion worth of assets by the end of next year to help pay off a debt of about $120 billion.


Re-Trial Date to be Set Next Week For Ex-BP Engineer

July 24, 2015 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former BP engineer who won a new trial in a criminal case arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to learn the date of that trial next week.


Coke Partners With Startup to Develop Bioplastic Material

July 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A newly announced partnership between Coca-Cola and a New Jersey startup aims to develop soda bottles partly from carbon dioxide.


California Withholds Findings on Oilfield Contamination

July 24, 2015 9:47 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writer | Comments

California oil-and-gas regulators have refused for nearly a year to release findings of what they termed a "highest-priority" investigation of possible oilfield contamination into the water aquifers that serve millions of people in and around Los Angeles.


Big 303-Ton Load Reaches Eastman Chemical Site in Longview

July 24, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The biggest shipment ever received at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana has reached its destination — a chemical plant in East Texas.


Iran Hopes to Develop Nearly 50 Energy Projects Following Lifted Sanctions

July 23, 2015 3:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Iranian officials reportedly hope to develop $185 billion in oil and gas projects within five years in the wake of a historic nuclear agreement.


Dow Earnings Beat Expectations

July 23, 2015 2:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Michigan-based chemical giant on Thursday reported net income of $1.1 billion during the quarter, an increase from $882 million in the previous second quarter.


Environmental Groups Ask Judge to Dismiss Part of Duke Suit

July 23, 2015 2:10 pm | by MITCH WEISS, MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | Comments

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.


House Approves Bill to Tweak Coal Ash Standards

July 23, 2015 2:02 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday approved a bill granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity.


Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After 'Non-Emergency' Leak

July 23, 2015 1:58 pm | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | Comments

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.


Pics of The Day: Smoke From NJ Warehouse Fire Visible From Space

July 23, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A large warehouse fire fueled by plastics, autos and household goods sent plumes of black smoke into the air Wednesday that were visible from space.


Idle Plant in Grant Parish to Reopen as Ammonia Facility

July 23, 2015 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Lithuania-based company plans to spend $265 million to reopen an idle biofuels refinery in Grant Parish as an ammonia manufacturing plant.


Shell Gets Permits For Limited Oil Drilling in Arctic Waters

July 23, 2015 9:31 am | by KEVIN FREKING, DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.



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