Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a joint venture of Chevron Corp. and refiner Phillips 66, is considering a second “megaproject” in the U.S. that would take advantage of low natural gas prices for makin... Read more


Such is the extent of the shakeout in the U.S. shale industry that Permian Basin oil production is closer to peaking than many forecasts suggest. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

New clean energy investment slid by more than a fifth in developing countries last year due to a slowdown in China, while the amount of coal-fired power generation jumped to a new high, an annual survey showed on Monday. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

You’d expect most companies accused of a longstanding fraudulent scheme to be thrilled if the government dropped those claims against them. Not so for Exxon Mobil Corp. Read more


In the end, the unraveling economics of coal proved too much for even a giant among power generators to handle. Read more

Power Generation

McDermott International received a technology contract from Baltic Chemical Company (BCC) Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The company is pursuing a potential transaction with Subsea 7 as it seeks to bulk up and weather an industry downturn. Read more


Manufacturing jobs jumped by 16,000 during the month, far exceeding consensus expectations. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The Houston Ship Channel was closed on Friday after a collision between a barge and tank vessel that spilled an unknown amount of a gasoline ingredient. Read more

Emergency Response

Worst Texas chemical disaster in 14 years enters second week. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas. Under 12-year agreements with Denmark’s Orsted A/S, Exxon will buy 500 megawatts of wind and solar power in the Permian Basin. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

U.S. President Donald Trump is redirecting global oil flows. Read more


Total SA is among a growing chorus that sees $100 oil on the horizon. But the French energy giant isn’t thrilled about it. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

At least four U.S. pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days, with three confirming it resulted from a cyberattack. Read more


Puerto Rico’s power company will begin shutting down if it doesn’t receive a $1 billion loan from the territory’s central government, threatening to cause widespread electricity outages across the hurricane-devastated island. Read more

Power Generation

A second tanker carrying Russian natural gas may be on the way to the U.S., following in the footsteps of a ship now sitting near Boston Harbor with a similar cargo. Read more

, Offshore & Marine

Crude ended the week with a gain after breaching a key $70 threshold and rallying for five straight days. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. refiners are setting up for the strongest end-of-year they’ve ever had, and it’s all thanks to Mexico. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

DowDuPont Inc. disappointed investors with its first earnings report after the world’s biggest chemical merger. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Chevron Corp. is planning a significant drilling program in the Duvernay shale formation, marking a vote of confidence in Canada’s energy industry in a year when it joined other majors in selling assets there. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

A closely-held Chinese oil company agreed to buy a minority stake in Rosneft PJSC for about $9 billion, deepening energy and political ties with Russia amid increasing tensions with the U.S. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing