Oil Booms News

  • Mexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze

    A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill. At least four workers died and two suffered life-threatening injuries in an explosion that engulfed the platform in flamesWednesday, forcing 300 people to abandon the facility. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Larson Electronics Releases a Thirteen and a Half Foot Pneumatic Telescoping Light Mast

    Longtime leader in commercial and industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a pneumatic light mast that is extended to 13.5’ with an air compressor. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • New efficiencies for single-vessel oil spill recovery

    DESMI has introduced a new oil spill recovery product, RO-Vane, combining it with a DESMI SpeedSweep boom and RO-Skim skimmer to make cleaning up spills with just one vessel far easier, faster and more cost-effective. One system does it all Every now and then, something comes along that makes a real difference to the way an industry works. The latest addition to the portfolio of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New efficiencies for single-vessel oil spill recovery

    DESMI has introduced a new oil spill recovery product, RO-Vane, combining it with a DESMI SpeedSweep boom and RO-Skim skimmer to make cleaning up spills with just one vessel far easier, faster and more cost-effective. One system does it all Every now and then, something comes along that makes a real difference to the way an industry works. The latest addition to the portfolio of oil ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Federal permit approved on SunZia transmission line

    A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry electricity generated by renewable resources in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West is one step closer to being in service after clearing its final federal hurdle. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was joined Saturday by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation and other federal officials to announce the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The full environmental impact of the spill, which contaminated two creeks, might not be clear for months. Some previous saltwater spills have taken ...


    By Associated Press

  • Early tests don`t find tainted water from oil boom in the Northern Plains oil patch

    Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well casings. That's because water can take many hundreds of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Boxer Equipment Introduces 120 Dedicated Trencher

    Morbark, Inc., the manufacturer of the Boxer Equipment line of compact utility loaders, has introduced a new model to its line: the Boxer 120 Dedicated Trencher. The 120 Trencher made its trade show debut at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 22-24. The Boxer 120 Trencher, completely restyled and redesigned from the previous 118 model, takes gasoline-powered compact trenching equipment to ...


  • Oil boom prompts US to push for crude exports

    Oil and coal producers in the US are planning to use mile-long tanker trains to transport vast quantities of fossil fuels to the coast through areas that environmental groups believe should be protected. The change in world fossil fuel production, consumption and costs caused by tar sands exploitation in Canada and the fracking boom in the US is causing what Bill ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Mexico Gen-set Order

    The Mexican energy company, Aldener ADM S.A. de C.V., has placed an order with MAN Diesel & Turbo for two MAN 18V28/32S generating sets. The engines will help to expand the existing Guerrero Negro power plant in El Vizcaino, Baja California Sur, Mexico. MAN’s scope of supply includes control panels and some mechanical modules, the company said. After passing factory acceptance tests, ...

  • IEA to launch Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2014 on 17 June

    The international launch of Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2014 Press webinar on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 11:00 Paris time Maria van der Hoeven Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA) Antoine Halff Director of Oil Industry and Markets Division, IEA The non-conventional supply ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Bio-based Chemicals Getting Unexpected Boost from Shale Gas Boom in North America

    Bio (plant)-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Sugars, glycerin and other plant-derived feedstocks are emerging as economically competitive starting materials for a range of commodity chemicals, in part, the report says, because of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Passing of the First U.S. Secretary of Energy James Schlesinger

    "The passing of Dr. James R. Schlesinger is a great loss for the academic, scientific and intelligence communities. It is a loss for the Department of Energy and for me personally. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Schlesinger served this nation with integrity and earned the respect of his colleagues. "As Chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, he was instrumental to the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Coast Guard: BP let 9 to 18 barrels of oil in lake

    An initial assessment of a Lake Michigan oil spill shows that between nine and 18 barrels of crude oil entered the lake following a malfunction at oil giant BP's sprawling northwestern Indiana refinery, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf said the estimate comes from the Coast Guard's initial visual assessment  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Boom in orders at the well-established HSE management software EcoWebDesk

    The Berlin based HSE management software provider has reinforced its market position in 2013. EcoIntense GmbH registered a major increase across all areas for the whole business year; particularly incoming orders, in the fourth quarter of 2013, rose by 300 per cent as compared to the same period of the preceding year. In addition to the increased number of new users more and more large companies ...


    By EcoIntense GmbH

  • Booming Oil Extraction and the Higher Water Cut to drive the GCC’s Produced Water Management Market

    Produced Water (PW) is a byproduct of oil and gas extraction and needs special handling like any industrial waste. PW treatment is a major area for R&D in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, providing huge market opportunities for PW management equipment and service providers. The market will witness continued growth as the PW Society, Global Water Summit, International Islamic ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • UK seeking investors for North Sea oil and gas

    The UK government has opened up a round of offshore oil and gas licences in the hope of stimulating the North Sea industry, which is currently being hit by falling production and rising costs. Oil and gas production has tailed off by 38% over the course of the past three years, which industry estimates indicate has cost the Treasury £6 billion in lower tax receipts, the Financial Times ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Fracking boom to be led by Australia and China

    Australia could be set to become the next major player in the global market for shale gas, according to the findings of a new study. Entitled 'Uncovering Further Opportunities in the Booming Frac Market', the report from Lux Research place China and Argentina close behind. It was suggested that nations all over the world with estimated reserves of 1.7tn boe are all hoping to emulate the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • SOSRC Commissioning 12th Dec. 2013 - Singapore

    By Rajendra Iskandar  Singapore Oil Spill Response Centre Pte. Ltd. (SOSRC) is a responder and services provider to the Oil Spill Response Industry as well as supporting the salvage activities of POSH Semco Pte Ltd. They maintain the Oil Spill Response Equipment Stockpiles of Petroleum Association of Japan in Singapore, Malaysia and ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • House set to OK bills to speed oil, gas drilling

    The House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands. The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it ...


    By Associated Press

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