The federal government is offering nearly 22 million acres off the Texas coast to oil and gas developers, though low oil prices are likely to limit interest.
One of the last executives charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without clean tap water for days pleaded guilty to federal pollution violations Tuesday.
Crude oil prices last week hit their lowest levels in more than six years, but one expert believes prices could drop to half of that amount or less.
The Science to Achieve Results grants are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Safety for Sustainability program.
The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change.
Yuhuang Chemical Inc. has acquired a 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish for its previously announced $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex.
Police have said the chemical reaction that led to the explosion may have been caused by the manufacture of drugs.
French energy company Total has halted a shale gas project in Denmark after disappointing results in exploratory drilling.
The oil industry replaced agriculture a few years ago as the biggest user of diesel in North Dakota.
Law enforcement officials determined Monday that there was no explosive residue on a delivery truck that triggered an emergency response at a former bomb-making site that still handles nuclear materials.
The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine that unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers that supply water to at least three states.
A Morgan Stanley-backed Chinese chemical manufacturer that was the subject of an Associated Press investigation last year has informed investors that auditors may not stand behind the company's financial statements.
The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.
ExxonMobil's chemical division is a major producer of plasticizers.
Prosecutors said the medicine contained a toxic chemical usually used in leather manufacturing.