A company closing its western Pennsylvania zinc plant says Shell Chemical LP has extended and amended an option agreement to purchase the site, which Shell might use for an ethane cracking plant.
The natural gas bonanza that has enriched some Appalachian states has so far eluded western Maryland as market forces and a drawn-out state review of the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have weakened the region's appeal to the energy industry.
Southern politicians and energy industry groups are increasing the push to allow drilling off the U.S. Atlantic Coast for oil and gas deposits that could be puny or mean big cash to a part of the country where it's now largely absent.
Together, Dow Water & Process Solutions and Omni Water Solutions have treated more than 245,000 barrels of flowback and produced water from Texas’ Eagle Ford shale hydraulic fracturing operations.
Greater political acceptance of shale gas exploration and the growing need among European countries to be energy independent is expected to result in the growth for the pumps market.
On Jan. 10, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will decide whether to approve a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the woods to a power plant. Six months of public hearings and contentious meetings have raised the temperature, pitting conservation of the largest tract of wild space between Virginia and Boston against the desire for jobs and reliable energy for southern New Jersey, including teeming Atlantic City and its casinos.
America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all. It will extract oil.
Seeking a better corrosion solution at their petrochemical facility, Mobley Industrial Services recently used a newly approved corrosion coating called EonCoat to enhance workplace safety and return a large floating roof tank to service in about half the time required by typical coatings. This coating is part of a new category of tough, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics that can stop corrosion and extend equipment life.
Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, and chemical industries rely on rapidly aging proprietary infrastructure to run their operations. Subsequent disruptions can cripple operations and impede opportunities for growth. As a result, executives in these industries must make tough decisions about where, when and how much to invest in infrastructure upgrades.
Axiall Corp. is considering building a $3 billion ethane cracker and chemical plant somewhere in Louisiana. The Atlanta-based chemical manufacturer said it could make a decision sometime early next year. Axiall would invest $1 billion of its own money, while an unnamed partner would put in $2 billion.
The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their next moves after the state's highest court threw out significant portions of a law that limited the power of cities and counties to regulate the industry.
Chicago's mayor and the Illinois attorney general announced an agreement with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge piles of petroleum coke from the city's southeast side and accept no other shipments for the time being.
Mexico's federal congress has certified that 24 of the country's 31 state legislatures have approved sweeping energy reforms that allow private companies to explore for and produce oil and gas.
The company says the find at an exploration well on Keathley Canyon Block 93 is about 300 miles (480 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans and in approximately 4,900 feet (1,493 meters) of water. BP says more drilling is necessary to determine how big, and potentially how valuable, it might be.
Attorneys for a major oil drilling business say a federal lawsuit accusing the company of failing to pay overtime to workers in the North Dakota oil patch should be thrown out, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
The judge said that a verdict has been reached Wednesday morning in the case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages to obstruct an investigation of the company's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Greek authorities say an oil tanker has come under armed attack off the west coast of Africa, and the ship's Ukrainian captain and Greek first engineer have been kidnapped.
Shares of Harvest Natural Resources Inc. jumped Monday after the energy company said it closed the first of two transactions in a $400-million sale of its Venezuelan assets.
A federal trial is drawing to a close for a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a key year for the American people’s health and the environment, the nation has expanded clean energy and efficiency and acted against climate change, but further steps are needed to protect our communities and public health in 2014, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
A former BP drilling engineer isn't expected to testify at his trial on charges he deleted text messages about the company's response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.
Mexico's sweeping away of seven decades of nationalist protections and letting foreign companies back into its oil fields is crucial to bringing the expertise and money needed to rejuvenate its sclerotic energy industry, supporters say.
Three U.S. senators have asked a federal agency to check on the safety of an oil pipeline that runs beneath Great Lakes waters. The request was made Wednesday in a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
American Midstream Partners is proposing the reconstruction of its American Midstream Midla mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. The company is conducting a so-called "open season," which is a period of courting shippers to determine if the project is viable.