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Chemical Safety Board releases final report on deadly Tesoro refinery explosion

May 7, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has published its final report on the accident at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington, in April 2010, in which seven people were killed.
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Natural gas has little effect on greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

May 7, 2014
Although the boom in shale energy production has helped to keep energy prices down for U.S. consumers and has resulted in an overall drop in consumption of certain types of fuels, it will not contribute to an overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Kansas State University to build Bulk Solids Innovation Center

May 7, 2014
Kansas State University has announced plans to build a new facility in Salina, Kansas, dedicated to the study of bulk solids material handling.
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Suspected foodborne disease sickens more than 100 at Food Safety Summit

May 6, 2014
More than 100 people attending the Food Safety Summit in Maryland last month were sickened by what investigators think may be food poisoning
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North Dakota's worker death rate highest in US

May 6, 2014
According to a new report, North Dakota has the highest worker fatality rate in the country, with 17.7 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2012.
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Sanofi looking to shed multi-billion portfolio to optimize assets

May 6, 2014
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA is exploring options to sell a range of older drugs, with an estimated value of the portfolio between $7 billion and $8 billion.
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Increased oil and gas exports would benefit US, economists say

May 6, 2014
A new poll gauged the opinion of 30 U.S. economists regarding oil and gas exports and revealed that their view was almost unanimous.
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Phillips 66 reports strong Q1 performance for midstream, chemical

May 5, 2014
U.S. refining giant Phillips 66 has reported a 12 percent increase in profit in the first quarter of the year, with its midstream and chemical businesses playing a major role in the quarter's strong performance.
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US Northeast in need of new pipeline capacity

May 5, 2014
Pipeline construction in the U.S. Northeast is lagging behind natural gas production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Oil & gas industry contributes £35 billion annually to UK economy

May 2, 2014
Although oil prices are persistently high and production is declining in the UK, the outlook for the oilfield services industry is very positive.
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