The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.
Iran's state TV is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total will be the first foreign companies to be allowed to operate gasoline stations inside Iran.
New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.
New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said.
DuPont has agreed to pay $724,000 to settle Clean Air Act violations that contributed to a 2010 explosion that killed a contractor and burned another at its western New York plant.
The dangers of explosive fuel could soon be reduced with the development of a new material that is comprised of extremely long polymer chains that can reduce fuel misting and consequential explosiveness.
U.S. officials said Thursday they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids after a series of ruptures that included the costliest onshore oil spill in the nation's history in Michigan.
One California chemist believes that certain microbeads could actually be helpful to water supplies.
"We are drowning our world in untested and unsafe chemicals, and the price we are paying in terms of our reproductive health is of serious concern," said Gian Carlo Di Renzo, MD, PhD.
Hazelwood Energy Hub plans to build a $400 million facility in St. Landry Parish that can store and blend 10 types of crude oil for its customers, a development that will create 123 jobs.
Spanish energy company Repsol plans to eliminate 6 percent of its workforce by 2020, meaning about 1,500 job cuts for the company's roster of 25,000 employees.
Federal regulators granted final environmental approval Wednesday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast.
Collectors are flying in from around the United States and as far away as Germany and the Netherlands.
Monsanto faces separate lawsuits from individuals in New York and California who blame the company's Roundup herbicide for causing their cancers.
One of the world's largest fertilizer makers is settling a massive hazardous waste lawsuit for nearly $2 billion to help clean up pollution and upgrade leaky facilities in Florida and Louisiana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.