Environmental

ExxonMobil creates carbon capture business unit

ExxonMobil Corp. says the time has come to turn capturing carbon emissions into a real business, as it faces pressure from activists to become...

GAO cites BSEE improvements under Angelle

Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office's biennial High-Risk Series Report cited the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE’s) for progress in addressing...

ElementUS plans $800 million ‘rare earth elements’ project

ElementUS, a joint venture of DADA and Enervoxa, announced last week that it's planning to make an $800 million capital investment to extract rare...

LSU study suggests carbon tax could help meet emissions goals

A new white paper published by LSU's Center for Energy Studies suggests that carbon tax revenues could advance carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS),...

Norco plant to complement Port Arthur renewable diesel facility

Darling and Valero recently announced that their 50/50 joint venture, Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), has received approval to begin construction of a renewable diesel...

Audit questions state’s air quality enforcement

Though Louisiana’s air quality has improved in recent years, state regulators should be doing more to ensure companies are complying with air quality rules,...

Contractors indicted for platform leaks off Louisiana coast

Two supervisors with a Houston-based oil company are facing federal charges after U.S. prosecutors said they knowingly allowed oil to leak from their platforms...

Dow settles pollution allegations in Louisiana, Texas

Dow Chemical Co. and two subsidiaries, Performance Materials NA Inc. and Union Carbide Corp., will pay millions to settle allegations that they polluted the...

Local oil industry groups protest drilling ban, Keystone cancellation

Reaction to President Biden’s twin executive actions to ban new oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for 60 days and revoke...

Oil giant Total ends American Petroleum Institute membership

The French oil company Total has ended its membership in the American Petroleum Institute, Maritime Executive reports. Total operates one of the world’s largest...

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