OIL AND GAS
OSHA fines Philadelphia refinery for safety violations
Federal workplace safety authorities fined the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery $132,600 for a string of violations related to the fiery explosions that destroyed the plant last summer.
N.M. cracks down on oil pollution after 10-year hiatus
New Mexico oil companies can be fined up to $10,000 per day under rules adopted yesterday, part of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's push to clean up the state's environment.
Texas elections could upend U.S. oil and gas
The 2020 election could be a tipping point for the oil industry in Texas, and thus the rest of the U.S. energy sector.
Texas oil association shifts on climate
The head of the Texas Oil and Gas Association said yesterday his industry's emissions contribute to climate change and that its member companies need to contribute to a solution by cutting their greenhouse gas output.
Feds warn of 'catastrophic' blasts from Trump LNG rule
The National Transportation Safety Board has urged the Trump administration not to allow shipments of liquefied natural gas by rail, citing the risk of "catastrophic" fires and explosions.