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.
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.
About 370 workers fainted at Cambodian factories in the past two days, possibly because of pesticide spraying on nearby rice fields, officials said.
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 last week introduced a new enzyme at a trade show in Germany that it says could both shorten and improve beer's maturation process.
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.
Blue Bell has resumed making ice cream in Texas but those treats are not for sale amid fallout from listeria contamination and cleanup.
BP said the plant no longer fits into the company's plans for reorganizing its global petrochemicals business.
Sitting in court since early October, spectator Judy Jones Petersen has heard plenty from the defense about a former coal CEO's safety concerns but not much about how 29 men died — including her brother — in a fiery mine blast under that executive's watch.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that a new synthetic substance comprised mostly of water is, in fact, stronger than the most advanced existing adhesives.
Iran said Tuesday it will export an additional 500,000 barrels of oil a day after sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal in a bid to reclaim its market share despite low prices.
The Air Liquide offer comes more than four years after Airgas fended off a lengthy takeover bid from another rival, Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
A second major oil company has abandoned plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Alaska.
Retrofitting is nearing completion and tests are underway at the Beatrice biodiesel plant in southeast Nebraska that's yet to produce any fuel.