The U.S. economy is likely to see continued, albeit conservative growth in 2014, according to the American Chemistry Council’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.
For decades, presidential candidates' chances in Iowa were doomed unless they backed federal support for ethanol, but that fell apart in the 2012 campaign when top Republican candidates said it was time for such intervention in the private market to end. Now, political leaders are pondering how to shore up political support for the corn-based fuel at a time when its economic and environmental benefits are under attack.
China's largest oil refiner apologized Saturday for explosions from a ruptured oil pipeline that killed 47 people and injured 136 others in one of the country's worst industrial accidents of the year.
Berry Plastics Corp. plans to close five of its manufacturing plants next year in response to weak demand for the company's plastic containers and packaging.
The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been returned to service after crews completed some planned maintenance work there this week.
A Laclede County jury has ordered a Missouri company to pay $28 million to a worker who claimed his lungs were damaged at a compressor plant in south-central Missouri.
An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.
Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists have completed a second environmental review they say corrects deficiencies in the first one struck down by a U.S. appeals court.
An official with Mexico's state-run oil company says a proposed energy reform could make it easier for Petroleos Mexicanos to create subsidiaries to exploit the country's vast shale oil and gas reserves.
General Electric Co. said it will close a northern New York electrical capacitor plant that employs about 200 workers.
A California congresswoman has asked for a moratorium on offshore fracking after reports that the controversial oil extraction process has been used in coastal waters for decades.
On Thursday California adopted new flammability standards for furniture and other products that would allow manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants.
Gov. Peter Shumlin and other top state officials are in talks with the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owners about how to dismantle the reactor and handle spent fuel after the plant closes late next year.
Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded today, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.