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Japan pledged better safety practices for its troubled nuclear industry Tuesday after an accident at a government research facility that exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation and had not been immediately disclosed.
One of America’s corporate giants is investing billions of dollars in the new boom of oil and gas drilling, or fracturing.
Markets will also be watching Friday’s meeting at its Vienna headquarters of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The price of oil was knocked lower Friday by a combination of ample supplies and lukewarm demand.
Testimony in the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge off a remote Alaska island focused Thursday on why its towing vessel unexpectedly lost power in stormy conditions in the Gulf of Alaska.
A senior American official on Friday praised India for reducing oil imports from Iran and said the U.S. government will decide soon on New Delhi’s request to renew a waiver from sanctions on Tehran.
A dispute over greenhouse gases from oil and gas drilling will head to federal court in Montana as attorneys for the government and the industry face off against environmentalists who say too little is being done to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change.
Tennessee environmental officials have given Piedmont Natural Gas permission to resume drilling on a Nashville pipeline project.
In the latest attempt to pressure Exxon Mobil Corp. into change, a gay-rights group called Freedom to Work teamed with a high-powered Washington law firm to file what they described as a groundbreaking discrimination complaint against the oil behemoth in Illinois.
After drifting toward shore on a floating drill rig tilted by 30-foot swells and 45-knot winds, then riding a basket up to a hovering Coast Guard helicopter, Todd Case said he would revise the towing plan for the vessel on a winter trip across the Gulf of Alaska.