Exxon Mobil Corp. profit dropped by half in the second quarter on sharply lower oil and gas prices around the world, but the company's oil and gas production, which has been generally declining in recent years, surged.
Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.
A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer will plead guilty Aug. 19 to federal allegation of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways.
Federal regulators on Wednesday cited a Texas natural gas company for safety violations following a January fire at its plant near Corpus Christi.
Dozens of parents lit up social media and product review boards during the last week with complaints that a sunscreen made by The Honest Company, a ‘toxic-free’ body care company owned by Jessica Alba, hasn’t been doing its job.
The Senate Energy Committee voted Thursday to lift the country's decades-old ban on exports of crude oil.
"It’s crazy to think that there are toxic chemicals in the very furniture we’re sitting on while working to update America’s chemical safety law,” Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, told Roll Call.
A lawyer for an environmental group says a judge should find that New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil Corp. over natural resource damages is too small.
Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.
Officials are still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's coast, but a scientist says it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor.
OPEC and Russia say they expect the global oil market to become more balanced and stable next year after the recent sharp drops.
Baton Rouge-based construction-equipment supplier H&E Equipment Services Inc. says heavy rains in May and a slumping oil industry put a damper on the second-quarter results.
A solar advocacy group has raised concerns about the decision of Kansas regulators to limit the group's input over a large utility's plan to boost rates and change its billing structure.
Royal Dutch Shell announced deep cuts to jobs and investment on Thursday as the global energy giant prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.
Belgium's chemical group Solvay has announced it will buy U.S.-based Cytec for $5.5 billion, making it the second biggest company in the aerospace composite materials market.