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Dow Chemical Beats Q3 Forecasts

October 22, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $937 million.                                                            

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Cost-Saving Way To Detect Natural Gas Leaks

October 22, 2014 10:31 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Scientists say they have developed a new software-based method that finds leaks even when they're small, which could help prevent serious incidents — and save money for customers and industry.                                              

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Suspect To Plead Guilty In Oil Patch Killing

October 22, 2014 10:24 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | Comments

A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a small-town Montana high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom.                              

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Oil Company Acts Quickly To Replace CEO Killed In Crash

October 22, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow.                     

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Mine Operators Were Warned Before Accident

October 22, 2014 10:06 am | by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press | Comments

Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger at the Revenue-Virginius Mine days before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013.                                                     

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Building A Better Biofuel

October 21, 2014 10:38 am | by Kansas State University | Comments

A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.                                   

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New Study Charts The Fate Of Chemicals Affecting Health & The Environment

October 21, 2014 10:29 am | by Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University | Comments

In a new study, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute examines the trajectory of chemicals appearing as emergent threats to human or environmental health.                                       

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Company Considers Oil Refinery At Devils Lake

October 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery in the eastern North Dakota community of Devils Lake.                                          

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SKF To Expand, Relocate To St. Louis

October 21, 2014 10:22 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A company that makes industrial lubrication systems could receive state and local incentives to build a new manufacturing plant in the St. Louis area.                                      

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Oil Company CEO Dies In Plane Crash

October 21, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.                                      

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Leaking North Dakota Oil Well Contained

October 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days has been brought under control.                                          

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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Shell Midstream Partners File For $750M IPO

October 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Shell Midstream Partners LP filed for an initial public offering that could be worth about $750 million before expenses and discounts.                                      

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Oil Found In Paraguay, Government Cautious

October 21, 2014 10:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A British energy company said on Monday that it made its first major oil discovery in Paraguay's Chaco Basin, though the government said it's too soon to tell if the find is commercially viable.                               

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Explosion Rocks Rubber Processing Plant

October 20, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.                              

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New Environmental Rules Will Raise Electricity Costs

October 20, 2014 11:07 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The cost of electricity would increase substantially and service reliability could be significantly affected under proposed federal environmental rules, the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission said in comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week.

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Fuel Reform Puts Diesel Under Market Control

October 20, 2014 11:06 am | by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press | Comments

India freed diesel prices from government control Sunday while raising natural gas tariffs in the biggest-yet reform by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, as it aims to boost the country's economy and overhaul its energy sector.                

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