Oil Booms News

  • Forty Foot Four Stage Mast Mounted on a Fourteen Foot Trailer Released by Larson Electronics

    Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has announced the release of a forty foot mast mounted to a single axle fourteen foot trailer that was designed to provide a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy lights, security cameras and other electrical equipment to elevations up to forty feet. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Product Focus: Floating Oil on Water Sensor

    Oil contamination in any watercourse can have a profound effect on the environment, as well as the way in which water is treated. If visible oil manages to slip into a river, local wildlife can feel the impact. In an extreme scenario, floating oil can influence the food chain and can kill a host of animals and plants, even if the pollution is in a small quantity. Meanwhile, ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Horsham Council, Australia have received their new Scarab Mistral.

    Horsham Council, Victoria, Australia have just received their new Scarab Mistral, the sweeper has been mounted on a Hino FG chassis, a popular choice in Australia, Features include HP Water package, Fan Wash, Dual Side Brush, Gutter Broom Tilt to both sides, wide sweep power thrust, detergent wash kit, rubber lining to deflectors, roof mounted overhead boom with spring assist, hopper vibrator, ...

  • Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California, foul beaches, air

    An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of oceanWednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out. Up to a fifth of that amount - 21,000 gallons - reached the sea, according to estimates. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Larson Electronics releases a 20’ Three Stage Light Mast on 10’ Ski Axle Trailer

    Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a twenty foot three stage mast mounted to a ten foot ski axle trailer. The LM-20-3S-10TLR-SKI telescoping three stage steel mast from ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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

  • Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets

    There’s no doubt that US-based fracking – the process through which oil and gas deposits are blasted from shale deposits deep underground – has caused a revolution in worldwide energy supplies. Yet now the alarm bells are ringing about the financial health of the fracking industry, with talk of a mighty monetary bubble bursting − leading to turmoil on the international ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba`s oil future

    One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action. It's a prospect welcomed by Cubans desperate for economic growth yet deeply concerning for environmentalists and the tourism industry in the region. But a Cuban oil boom is unlikely anytime ...


    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

  • LLamasoft President and CEO Don Hicks to Present at CSCMP Peru Roundtable at PAD Business School

    LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, announced that President and CEO Don Hicks will present at CSCMP Peru Roundtable at the PAD Business ...


    By LLamasoft, Inc.

  • 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

  • Crusher selection is significant for ore crushing industry

    It is well known that ore industry is one of the important basic industries, infrastructure construction of our country, has a pivotal role. As China's economic reform and opening up deepening rapid economic promoted the rapid development of ore industry, especially for small and medium crushing ore quarrying, more booming at an unprecedented rate, for transportation, construction, development of ...

  • Mexico dreams face test after opening to investors

    Mexico has passed laws to open its oil, gas and electric industries to private and foreign investors after 76 years of state control. Now comes the hard part. Experts say Mexico's hopes for tens of billions of dollars in outside investment, and possibly a shale gas boom like the one occurring across the border in Texas, hinge on being able to design the kind of tenders, contracts and concessions ...


    By Associated Press

  • Study shows how drilling wastewater causes quakes

    A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up Oklahoma. Those wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Science. Many of the quakes were much farther away from the wells than expected. Combined, those wells ...


    By Associated Press

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