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China is Hoarding Oil

June 4, 2015 4:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

China is cashing in on the falling price of oil. This super tanker is a floating storage facility, holding more than 3 million barrels of crude.

EPA: No Widespread Effects on Drinking Water From Fracking

June 4, 2015 3:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite years of increasing fracking activity in the U.S., a report from the EPA said it has caused no "widespread" affect on drinking water.     

Pipeline That Spilled Oil on California Coast Badly Corroded

June 3, 2015 10:57 pm | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A pipeline rupture that spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara last month occurred along a badly corroded section that had worn away to a fraction of an inch in thickness, federal regulators disclosed Wednesday.


Where Next For Oil Prices?

June 3, 2015 5:15 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Members of OPEC gather in Vienna on Friday for their twice yearly meeting. What will the meeting reveal about the future of oil prices? David Gurwitz, Managing Director at Charles Nenner Research, predicts when prices will rebound. 

Pic of The Day: A Bird's Eye View of a Giant Offshore Rig

June 3, 2015 5:08 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Everything looks serene from way up high and massive oil rigs are no exception. 

A 20-Year Old May Have Come up With a Way to Clean The World's Oceans

June 3, 2015 4:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Ocean Cleanup, the brainchild of a 20-year-old Dutch entrepreneur, recently announced plans to deploy the longest floating structure in the history of the world in 2016.

Oil And Gas Turn Their Backs on Coal as Climate Deal Nears

June 3, 2015 1:45 pm | by KARL RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Lately you could get the impression that coal is the only one.

Giant Atom Smasher Back in Business After 2-Year Upgrade

June 3, 2015 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists say they have successfully restarted the world's biggest particle collider after a two-year shutdown and upgrade and it's now producing almost double the collision energy of its first run.


Prosecution: Ex-BP Exec Lied; Defense: No Motive to Lie

June 3, 2015 1:39 pm | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former BP executive manipulated early estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after a 2010 rig explosion to conform to a low government estimate, then lied about it to federal agents, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.

Storage Bunkers Sealed Off at Nuclear Dump Closed by Leak

June 3, 2015 1:35 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday.

Energy Production From Some US States Competitive With Global Nations

June 3, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Texas alone ranks behind only Russia in natural gas production; the state's 2012 output of 18.8 billion cubic feet per day ranked ahead of Iran, Canada and each of the OPEC member nations.

Pipeline in Arkansas River Ruptures, Releases Natural Gas

June 3, 2015 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A 2-mile section of the Arkansas River is closed following the rupture of a pipeline that released nearly 4 million cubic feet of natural gas.

Feds Approve First Solar Projects Under New Permit System

June 2, 2015 4:15 pm | News | Comments

The plan, which debuted under the Bureau of Land Management in 2012, enables faster reviews of solar energy developments in areas with high energy potential and few land use conflicts.


Sikorsky to Cut 1,400 jobs, Citing Falling Oil Production

June 2, 2015 3:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. says it's cutting 1,400 jobs in the coming year as the helicopter manufacturer faces declining demand for shuttling workers to offshore oil platforms.

Feds Say Colorado Oilman Hasn't Responded to Penalty

June 2, 2015 10:19 am | by BEN NEARY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal agency says a Colorado oilman, known for filing scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming they underreported natural gas production, hasn't responded to a civil penalty from a federal agency alleging that he failed to report production on his own leases.

Things to Know About The California Oil Spill

June 2, 2015 9:46 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Cleanup crews continued to mop up oil-stained beaches along California's Central Coast two weeks after an onshore underground pipeline ruptured, leaking thousands of gallons of crude into the Pacific.

Tesla Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Aging Trucks

June 2, 2015 9:30 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright wants to make trucks cleaner and greener. His firm Wrightspeed makes electric powertrains for garbage and delivery trucks. It's expanding fast as fleet owners retrofit aging trucks to meet stricter emissions standards.

European Oil And Gas Majors Call For Carbon Price

June 1, 2015 4:35 pm | by SYLVIE CORBET, KARL RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The appeal by the chief executives of Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Eni, Total, Statoil and the BG Group came as U.N. climate talks resumed Monday in Bonn.

Takata Halts Use of Volatile Chemical Linked to Deadly Airbags

June 1, 2015 3:03 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The airbags were pulled from the market after it was discovered they were inflating with too much force and causing metal fragments to spray inside vehicles.

Oklahoma is Latest State to Prevent Local Fracking Bans

June 1, 2015 10:50 am | by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing — a process commonly called fracking — or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

GOP Pledges to 'Rein in' Obama on EPA Rules, Global Warming

June 1, 2015 10:06 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Not so, insist Republicans.

Report: Bulk Chemicals Expected to Lead Industrial Energy Consumption

May 29, 2015 4:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's annual energy outlook anticipated that the industrial sector's energy demand would outpace all other sectors through 2040.

EPA Curbs Ethanol Requirement as USDA Seeks Higher Blends

May 29, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration on Friday proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required in gasoline, along with a grant program to promote higher ethanol blends at the gas pump.

Google Solar Drone Crashes During Testing

May 29, 2015 4:13 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Solara 50 is a 164-meter long drone designed to stay aloft for as long as five years, Bloomberg said.

Tesla Batteries Behind Florida Solar Project

May 29, 2015 4:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla's highly-touted power storage system is being put to use by a new solar panel system in Florida.

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