The Richmond refinery fire that sent more than 9,000 people to emergency rooms could have been touched off when a cloud of flammable vapor reached an idling and abandoned Chevron fire truck, investigators said Tuesday. More »
Allison MacFarlane, the new chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is a geologist — the first to lead the commission. And she views that as a fortunate thing for the commission and the industry. More »
A fiery Sunday morning accident that killed a 26-year-old truck driver and injured another just south of this town is the latest reminder that the oil boom has brought more than economic prosperity to South Texas. More »
Roughly seven out of 10 voters support changing U.S. policy to allow more oil and natural gas development along the nation’s coastline, according to a new Harris Interactive poll released today. More »
Dow Chemical’s signature contribution to London’s Olympic Stadium – the “wrap” that enclosed the venue – will be taken down and recycled for use in shelters in Uganda and Brazil, the company said Monday. More »
Seeking to quell environmental concerns about the chemicals it shoots underground to extract oil and natural gas, Apache Corp. (APA) told shareholders in April that it disclosed information about “all the company’s U.S. hydraulic fracturing jobs” on a website last year. More »
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