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 »
Federal and state investigators were trying to determine how to safely enter the area where a fire broke out in a Chevron refinery last week so they can examine a failed pipe blamed for the blaze. More »
Chevron officials initially deemed the pipe that failed dramatically last week, causing a major fire at its Richmond refinery, as possibly needing replacement last year but ultimately cleared it for five more years of service, The Chronicle has learned. More »
A proposal by President Barack Obama’s administration to expand drilling to about half of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve drew complaints from the oil industry, which wants the entire area opened, while environmentalists applauded the plan. More »
Fisker Automotive Inc., a maker of luxury plug-in hybrid cars backed by U.S. government loans, is reviewing the cause of a California fire involving its $103,000 Karma sedan, the second such incident this year. More »
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