James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business.
A manufacturer of radiators and cooling systems has shuttered its Las Cruces operation, leaving 70 workers unemployed.
The Big Rivers Electric Corporation is closing its Kenneth C. Coleman Station in Hawesville after losing two of its largest customers.
The Laclede Group is spending about $1.28 billion in cash to acquire the natural gas utility business of Energen.
The price of oil rose as traders anticipated positive news in the monthly U.S. jobs report.
While U.S. total net crude oil imports fell during 2013, the share of imports last year from the United States' top three foreign oil suppliers—Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico—was the highest in at least four decades.
Today, Shell Oil Company, in conjunction with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, announced the selection of the iconic "Motor City" as host for the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas® challenge beginning in 2015.
North Dakota regulators have scheduled a public hearing to discuss the proposed expansion of the Robinson Lake Gas Plant near New Town.
The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion.
Oil production in North Dakota and Montana's Bakken and Three Forks formations will average 1.1 million barrels per day this year, according to a research firm's estimates.
Manufacturers, already pinned down by rising production costs and international competition, continue to struggle against an old adversary - Washington, specifically the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has instituted tough rules and regulations on businesses, leading many to believe that compliance is not only futile, but may lead to closures of many facilities.
Orders to U.S. factories rose in February after two months of declines but a critical category that signals business investment plans fell.
Duke Energy Corp. and Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. said Tuesday they want to invest in a new natural gas pipeline into North Carolina that can deliver more of the cheap fuel to customers and especially to new power plants run by the country's largest electricity company.
For food processors, pest control is a complex challenge. Though processors have successfully removed most agricultural pesticide residues before food products reach the marketplace, food processing itself can attract pests of all kinds. A variety of EPA-approved pesticides are available for use in processing facilities, but a better, long-term solution is to prevent infestation in the first place.
The state of Louisiana and Webster Parish are offering incentives valued at $10 million to bring a Texas company and its planned $20 million plant to a site near Springhill.
Poland's gas giant PGNiG says it has signed an agreement with Chevron to jointly hunt for shale gas in southwestern Poland in a move to speed up the exploration.
Despite improvements in regulations and moves to diversify Arab economies away from natural resources, global investors remain wary of doing business in Gulf countries because of regional upheaval and other potentially destabilizing factors, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released Monday.
Oil and gas company executives said they're prepared to move into the next phase of pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project under terms of a bill that recently passed the Alaska Senate.
What do you do with all that data once it’s available? Steve Wise, the Vice President of Statistical Methods at InfinityQS, recently sat down to discuss the best practices for implementing data-driven software and how manufacturers can most effectively use the information it provides.
Many small manufacturers have good sales records but rarely keep summaries of profitability. For many manufacturers, the focus is a bit more on production, customer service, safety and labor — and a bit less on the margins that take up the white space in between. But it’s hard to just “be profitable” without taking into consideration the millions of variables that contribute to the success or failure of a company...
While winter weather extremes continue to impact the economy, strengthening chemical equity prices drove solid gains in the American Chemistry Council’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer. March’s reading featured a gain of 0.3% over February, rebounding past the average 0.2% gain in late 2013, and pointing to modest but continued growth in the U.S. economy.
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Incorporated has announced a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path 2014-2015 Scholarship Program.
A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government would need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service decides next year not to allow gas drilling in part of the Wyoming Range.
U.S. tight oil production averaged 3.22 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates.
Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant.