A top Environmental Protection Agency official fended off Republican and industry attacks on a controversial study that found a likely link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo. More »
The Houston-based oil and gas pipeline company Enterprise Products achieved record profits in fourth quarter of 2011, benefitting from the surge in natural gas and liquids drilling in shale plays. More »
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) expects its rechargeable Prius, capable of going 15 miles on electricity alone, to get a higher fuel-economy rating than General Motors Co. (GM)’s Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. More »
The EPA concluded Tuesday that Houston has failed to meet 30-year-old limits on smog-forming pollution, a decision that could lead to hefty fines for as many as 300 oil refineries, chemical plants and other large industrial facilities. More »
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