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U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged In October

November 20, 2014 | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.                     

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Clariant Reduces Carbon Footprint In Supply Chain By 65 Percent

November 24, 2014 10:14 am | Comments

Through supply chain analysis and planning involving their Oil Services business and its regional procurement team, the company partnered with the manufacturer of a subsurface chemical and switch from bulk tanker truck deliveries to intermodal transport.

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Plant's Killer Chemicals Not Mentioned During 911 Call

November 24, 2014 9:56 am | Comments

Emergency management officials say it's clear that the response was inadequate and slow, especially given the scope of the disaster. The accident site had been plagued with recurring maintenance problems, and workers lacked quick access to breathing equipment that could have saved them.

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Judge Denies Bid To Halt Illinois Fracking Rules

November 24, 2014 9:49 am | by Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Comments

A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the fracking was to go forward.

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Dow Chemical Agrees To Add Board Members

November 21, 2014 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to add four new members to its board of directors after pressure from hedge fund activist Daniel Loeb's Third Point.                  

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Tribal Head To Speed North Dakota Pipeline Talks

November 21, 2014 10:57 am | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | Comments

The new leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes is pledging to speed negotiations on a proposed pipeline through tribal land that would curb the wasteful burning of natural gas in the state by more than 10 percent.   

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EPA Approves 2 Permits For Texas Resin Plant

November 20, 2014 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued two final greenhouse gas permits for a planned $1 billion resin processing plant in South Texas.                  

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EIA Reports Refinery Outages For Fall 2014

November 20, 2014 11:25 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

EIA has issued its semiannual report on refinery outages and their potential implications for the availability of gasoline and distillate supply.                  

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Crews Try To ID Substance In California Fire

November 19, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an explosion and fire at a California waste treatment facility.                     

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Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Car

November 18, 2014 3:35 pm | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.            

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'Red Warning Lights Are Flashing' For Global Economy

November 18, 2014 3:28 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Comments

The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. Among major economies, only the United States and Britain are growing at decent rates, and how long that lasts depends on how much trouble their trading partners are in.     

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GOP Vows To Pass Keystone Later If Bill Fails Now

November 18, 2014 3:25 pm | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | Comments

Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in Congress again next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.        

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Solar Energy Co. SunEdison Buying Wind Power Co.

November 18, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion.                      

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EnerG2, BASF Announce Multifaceted Partnership

November 18, 2014 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices, and BASF, the world's leading chemical company, have announced a strategic partnership.        

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Coal Residue Vaults Found In Upper Peninsula

November 18, 2014 11:11 am | by Ryan Jarvi, The Mining Journal (Marquette) | Comments

Two concrete vaults used to store tar residue and other impurities from a manufactured gas plant more than 100 years ago were recently found buried underground just north of the Shiras Steam Plant in south Marquette.      

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Fracking To Be Permitted In GW National Forest

November 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | Comments

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast.  

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