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Oil Lease Sale Wednesday For Tracts Off Texas

August 19, 2015 10:03 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | Comments

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.

Exec Pleads Guilty For Role in W Virginia Chemical Spill

August 19, 2015 9:45 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

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.

Analyst: Oil Prices Could Hit $15

August 19, 2015 9:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

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.

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EPA Funds Research on Environmental Impact of Manufactured Chemicals

August 19, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Science to Achieve Results grants are part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chemical Safety for Sustainability program.

US Proposes to Cut Methane From Oil, Gas by Nearly Half

August 18, 2015 5:01 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | Comments

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 Buys St. James Site For $1.85B Methanol Complex

August 18, 2015 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yuhuang Chemical Inc. has acquired a 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish for its previously announced $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex.

Former Police Officer Charged After Explosion at Federal Lab

August 18, 2015 4:42 pm | by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press | Comments

Police have said the chemical reaction that led to the explosion may have been caused by the manufacture of drugs.

French Company Total Drops Shale Gas Well in Denmark

August 18, 2015 4:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

French energy company Total has halted a shale gas project in Denmark after disappointing results in exploratory drilling.

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Diesel For Harvest Might be Adequate With Drilling Slowdown

August 18, 2015 4:34 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

The oil industry replaced agriculture a few years ago as the biggest user of diesel in North Dakota.

All-Clear Given at Nuclear Site After Delivery Truck Scare

August 18, 2015 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

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.

EPA Watchdog Investigating Toxic Mine Spill in Colorado

August 18, 2015 9:44 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Comments

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.

China Chemical Firm Warns That Auditor Questioning Finances

August 18, 2015 9:41 am | by JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press | Comments

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.

Shell Gets Final Permit to Drill in The Arctic

August 18, 2015 9:33 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

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 Knocks Proposed Phthalate Bans

August 17, 2015 4:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

ExxonMobil's chemical division is a major producer of plasticizers.

Bangladesh Sentences 6 For Making Toxic Syrup For Kids

August 17, 2015 4:19 pm | by JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press | Comments

Prosecutors said the medicine contained a toxic chemical usually used in leather manufacturing.

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