Explosions at US chemical plant after Hurricane Harvey

Two explosions have been reported at a flooded chemical plant in the Texas. Chemicals from the Arkema complex have been released into the atmosphere as heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey led to the facility losing its ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need to be kept cool. The facility manufactures organic peroxides used in construction […]

Houston, we have a solar powered air quality station

A solar powered air monitoring station has been opened in Houston, Texas. The community project is the eighth ‘Village Green Station’ in the US and aims to demonstrate the capabilities of new real-time monitoring technology for citizens and scientists to learn more about local air quality. It has been provided by the City of Houston’s Health […]

ConocoPhillips to sell pipelines

It has been reported oil giant ConocoPhillips is set to sell its interests in two of its pipeline companies for around $2 billion (£1.3bn). According to the Associated Press, the Houston company announced that a subsidiary of a Canadian pension plan will buy its 16.55% investment in Colonial Pipeline Co. and Colonial Ventures LLC and […]

SSE buys North Sea assets for £200m

Scottish and Southern Energy has spent almost £200m to buy North Sea natural gas and infrastructure assets from global exploration and production firm Hess. Natural gas reserves totalling around 300bn cubic feet have been acquired and additional, less certain resources of gas may also be identified through further exploration. Gas production from these assets is […]