Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people.
Business orders for U.S. factory goods shot up by a record amount in July, reflecting a surge in demand in the volatile category of commercial aircraft.
The Port of Portland said it has reached an agreement with a company that wants to build a terminal to temporarily house propane imported by rail from Canada then exported by ship to Asia.
An Australian mining company has offered to purchase a controlling share of Tintina Resources Inc., the company that proposes a copper mine in central Montana.
Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.
Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Pembina Pipeline Corp. is buying the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc.'s interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant for $650 million.
On Labor Day 2014, workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania faceed a job market that has changed considerably over the past several years, while some employers say they can't find new hires with the skills and work habits they need. The mismatch is reflected in an unemployment rate that, while down substantially since the end of the Great Recession, has remained the highest in the state for more than four years.
At the 3rdannual John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy the topic was Regional Manufacturing Hubs in the US, and we heard from a number of different experts. As noted in a recent White House report, the manufacturing industry is growing, but there is still much work to be done.
Argentina has reached a deal with Malaysian national oil company Petronas to help develop what is believed to be among the largest shale oil deposits in the world.
The increasing use of cost-advantaged natural gas liquids as a feedstock by North American petrochemical producers means that less propylene is being produced as a co-product by the region’s steam crackers. This trend is driving greater global need for on-purpose production of propylene, which is a key chemical building block second in demand only to ethylene, according to new research.
The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline was $3.45/gallon (gal) this past Monday, the lowest price on the Monday before Labor Day since 2010.
The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9% during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013.
DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million to settle a federal complaint over eight chemical releases from a Kanawha County production facility, one of which killed a worker.
Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies.
Record-setting liquid fuels production growth in the United States has more than offset the rise in unplanned global supply disruptions over the past few years, although differences in quality and location suggest that the substitution may not be exactly 1-for-1.
A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC.
The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape. From the accelerating pace of 3D printing innovation to new production procedures, plastic manufacturing will likely continue to be a strong yet steadily changing segment of the manufacturing industry overall.
The shale gas industry holds great promise for sensors, but it is heavily dependent on government acceptance due to the numerous environmental concerns (earthquakes, pollution) associated with fracking.
In recent years, increasing pressure from policymakers, consumers, and suppliers has prompted manufacturers to set environmental targets that go beyond reducing the pollutants they emit from their smokestacks or discharge into rivers and lakes.
A Pennsylvania company that makes parts for power generation equipment is opening a new plant in Summerville, investing almost $8 million and creating 45 jobs.
Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? MIT researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big — in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation.
General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.
In product design and manufacturing environments, we assume decisions are based on facts and technical details. But, perhaps not always. Sometimes, it could be the wrong time of day to make one more good decision.
When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.