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Fire in Coal Mine in China Kills 21, Leaves 1 Missing

November 23, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A late-night fire at a coal mine killed 21 people and left one missing in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, local authorities and state media said Saturday.


Cyberattacks On Oil, Gas Operations Increasing

November 20, 2015 3:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A technology executive in the oil and natural gas industry said this week that cyberattacks on exploratory and drilling operations are on the rise.


Study: New England Doesn't Need More Natural Gas Pipelines

November 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | Comments

The New England region does not need additional natural gas pipelines to maintain a reliable flow of energy for the next 15 years, according to a study commissioned by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.


MDU Resources Group Delays Plan For Diesel Refinery in Minot

November 20, 2015 3:20 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Developers of a recently completed diesel refinery near Dickinson are delaying plans for a second factory in the Minot area due to low fuel prices and a slowdown in drilling activity in the state's oil patch.


Russian Military Says Its Bombing Sharply Cut IS Oil Incomes

November 20, 2015 3:16 pm | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press | Comments

The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia's defense minister said Friday.


Crack It! Energy From a Fossil Fuel Without Carbon Dioxide

November 20, 2015 9:35 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Comments

The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology.


Iowa Health Department Says Soy Plant Emissions Not a Threat

November 20, 2015 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Iowa Department of Public Health says residents and businesses near a Des Moines soy processing plant face no health threat from the facility's emissions.


China Confirms Deadly Coal Mine Attack, Says Suspects Killed

November 20, 2015 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The report in Tianshan Net, a news portal run by Communist Party officials in Xinjiang, was the first official confirmation of the bloody Sept. 18 mine attack, which had been reported in some foreign media but was kept tightly under wraps in China.


EPA Plans to Classify Hundreds of Additional Chemicals as Safe

November 20, 2015 9:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

U.S. environmental regulators plan to add at least 100 chemicals to its database of substances deemed safe in each of the next several years.


Manslaughter Charges Filed in Deadly 2012 Platform Blast

November 20, 2015 9:01 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

The explosion and fire started during welding work on a platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC, killing three workers and injuring several others.

Refinery Agrees to Pay $1.2M in Settlement With Feds

November 20, 2015 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An oil refinery company with operations in Utah has agreed to pay a $1.2 million as part of a settlement with federal regulators over the emission of hazardous air pollutants.


370 Workers Faint at Cambodian Toy, Garment Factories

November 20, 2015 8:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 370 workers fainted at Cambodian factories in the past two days, possibly because of pesticide spraying on nearby rice fields, officials said.


Report: Plant Safety Hasn’t Improved Since Deadly Chemical Leak

November 18, 2015 6:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The analysis by the Washington-based Center for Effective Government said incidents at U.S. chemical plants still occur at a rate of about one in every two days.


DuPont Says New Beer Enzyme Could Shorten Brewing Process

November 18, 2015 6:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont last week introduced a new enzyme at a trade show in Germany that it says could both shorten and improve beer's maturation process.


Keystone XL Developer Committed To Completing Project

November 18, 2015 6:25 pm | by Grant Schulte, The Associated Press | Comments

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline remains committed to completing the final leg of the project even though President Barack Obama denied the Canadian company's request for a federal permit.



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