The wastewater, called brine, contains high levels of salt and toxic organic compounds that could impact local water supplies if not properly contained.
City officials said Monday they want to review whether current permits allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to lease port property along the Seattle waterfront for its Arctic oil drilling fleet.
A New Jersey legislative committee advanced a resolution on Monday calling for the rejection of a deal Gov. Chris Christie's administration announced last week to settle a decade-old lawsuit against Exxon Mobil for $225 million, a fraction of what the state previously sought for environmental damage from the oil company.
Oil drilling economics and public health concerns tussled in tug-of-war Monday as the petroleum industry, advocacy groups and homeowners told state regulators what they think should be the minimum distance between homes, and oil and gas wells in Wyoming and why.
If oil rigs lead to new wells, fewer rigs should lead to less oil, right? Not necessarily.
Economic indicators tracked by a chemical industry group had a mixed week to start the month of March, with employment and construction gains and declines in chemical shipments.
It's another step by the unit of the Atlanta-based Southern Co. toward moving the $6.2 billion plant to being fully operational by the end of June 2016.
WDAZ-TV reports city commissioners have approved an ordinance to allow oil companies to apply for a conditional use permit to build a refinery in Devils Lake.
Critics argue the terminal would jeopardize other development near the port and present serious safety issues.
Railroad company officials say a fiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.
BP said in a statement that the investment is "a vote of confidence in Egypt's investment climate."
With tanks of oil piling up in the U.S., the drumbeat for lifting the crude export ban has been getting louder — but many in Congress are still reluctant to let the ban go. Here are some of the arguments in support of keeping the ban and how they stack up against the facts.
The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota credited Statoil for its willingness to settle the case without forcing the government to file a civil suit.
State officials say it is the largest environmental settlement in state history — though it has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers who say it is for a mere fraction of the nearly $9 billion initially sought.
The CEOs of both ExxonMobile and BP say low prices will hang around for another year or two — which isn't great news for everyone.
Dow has increased production of ethylene, propylene and derivatives for the packaging industry. The plans will expand the Gulf Coast facilities by 40 percent.
In an op-ed published Tuesday in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says states should reject Obama's proposed requirements for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas.
Years of confusion, lax oversight and miscommunication among state and federal regulators are to blame for injecting protected groundwater with the waste, says a separate report California's Environmental Protection Agency.
Fracking opponents came out in force Tuesday to speak their minds at a Senate hearing on legislation that would limit natural gas drilling in Maryland.
It'd seem even prettier if it wasn't so dangerous — on Tuesday as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil stored in an above ground tank leaked into irrigation canals before slithering a river in Washington.
The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.
Ohio is suing oil and gas company BP for more than $33 million, alleging it double dipped by taking state funds and money from insurers to clean up accidental leaks from underground storage tanks at hundreds of its gas stations around the state.
The Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China, a Filipino-British company said.
Virginia American Water has shut down a treatment plant serving about 9,400 customers following a fuel spill in the Appomattox River.
According to local media, a “move is afoot” among some New York residents to secede from the state and join Pennsylvania, where the controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas has bolstered the local economy.