Oil Spill Monitoring News

  • The Ohmsett Gazette

    Welcome to the latest edition of The Ohmsett Gazette. Our bi-annual newsletter keeps you up-to-date on the activities at the Ohmsett facility. Stories include: Mechanical Recovery of Chemically Treated Oil, Joint Study of Oil Slicks & Emulsions, The Skimmer of the Future, Performance Testing of the SeaHow Skimmers, Tracking Oil Movement at Sea, Underwater Laser Characterization Study, ...


    By OHMSETT

  • PMA to Show the New TD-120 at WWEM 2016

    The new TD-120 Oil in Water Monitor will be shown at the WWEM conference. This biennial exhibition for Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring will be held at Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH, England, November 1–3, 2016. The ...

  • Say Goodbye to Water Contamination in Oils

    Join us May 1-4 in Salt Lake City, UT at the American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting (AOCS) booth 800, and see what a difference our chemical free alternative to Karl Fischer titration can do for you. Its intuitive user interface means less training and increased accuracy between different users. Plus, cleaning and maintenance are a ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Reference Pressure Transmitters - Top-Class Pressure Transmitters

    Pressure Transmitters with Mathematical Compensation Keller AG has now redefined the state-of-the-art in high precision pressure measurement technology with its Series 33 X and 35 X pressure transmitters. A floating measurement cell, totally digital signal processing, compensation with mathematical accuracy and a highly dynamic microprocessor – these assets produce reference accuracies ...

  • Evok Innovations Announces Winner of Cleantech Pitch Session at GLOBE 2016

    Evok Innovations ("Evok"), announced late yesterday the winner of the Cleantech Pitch Session, FREDsense Technologies at the GLOBE 2016 Innovation Expo—the exposition portion of North America's largest and most influential sustainable-business leadership summit. FREDsense Technologies develops biosensors that detect contaminants in water. Founded by a team of biochemists that are passionate ...

  • WKC at Petro Environment 2016

    WKC have been invited to present three papers at this year’s Petro Environment Symposium and Exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, between February 22nd – 24th. Held under the patronage of of H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, and endorsed by Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, this unique ...


    By WKC Group

  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed Peregrine falcon species to harmful hydrocarbons

    Migrating tundra peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) experienced increased levels of harmful hydrocarbons in their blood following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study finds. Blood from juvenile females was found to have the highest levels of contamination. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which lasted from April 20 to July 15 2010, dumped 4.9 million ...

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S EPA requires California companies to improve oil spill prevention plans

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the resolution of a series of settlements under the Clean Water Act with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., in Newark, Calif., and Cargill Corporation, in Fullerton, Calif., for violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations. Safety-Kleen will pay a $90,000 penalty and Cargill will pay a $45,000 penalty to resolve the violations at ...

  • Oil in Water Monitors Success at OTC 2015

    The Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. sales team exhibited and demonstrated our field rugged and low maintance instrumentation and unique knowledge of oil in water measurement at the Offshore Technology Conference for the 13th year in a row.  Our partners in bilge water oil content meters (OCM), NAG Marine, also had representatives on hand in our booth to share discussions with ...

  • United States issues cleanup order to owner of ruptured Refugio Beach oil pipeline

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude oil leaked from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County, Calif. The order requires Plains Pipeline, L.P. (a.k.a. Plains All American Pipeline), the pipeline owner and operator, to continue its cleanup work inland, beachside, ...

  • Antarctic ecosystems suffer toxic impacts of petrochemical lubricants over the long term

    Petrochemical lubricants have toxic effects on Antarctic seafloor ecosystems even after five years of degradation, a new study suggests. Examining the impacts of a standard lubricant and one marketed as biodegradable, the researchers were able to show that algae, which form the basis of the food chain, remained affected even after five years. Furthermore, the biodegradable lubricant appeared to ...

  • Claremont, N.H. Auto Dealer Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Howe Motors Inc., a Claremont, N.H. auto dealer, has agreed to pay a penalty of $17,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and inadequacies in Howe’s oil spill prevention plan. The Jan. 2014 oil spill originated from tanks stored at the Howe Motors dealership, when a small quantity of oil was released to an unnamed stream that leads to the Sugar River. Additionally, in ...

  • Wilks expanding Video FAQs for InfraCal Analyzers

    While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a video can be invaluable for helping customers out with frequently asked questions. Wilks is expanding a series of 2-3 minute “how to” videos. Below is a sampling of some that have been completed. Did you know Wilks now has an ASTM compliant instrument for measuring percent biodiesel blend in diesel fuel? ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • NIH Still Active in Gulf Region Five Years After Oil Spill

    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively working with Gulf region community partners, to learn if any human health problems resulted from the disaster and establish a new research response plan to be better prepared for future disasters. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, is ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Fuel Spill Response Update 2/6/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. NEW- Please visit EPA’s ...

  • EPA leads effort to contain jet fuel spill on Sand Island

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the continued cleanup of spilled jet fuel at a tank farm facility on the Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. The order requires Airport Service Group International (ASIG), the facility operator, and Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp., the facility owner, to proceed with cleanup work that will prevent ...

  • Analytik Jena AG: multi EA 5000 — Determination of Chlorine in Crude Oil

    The fast and reliable determination of chlorine in crude oil and related matrices is important for refineries. The chlorine content in crude oil and its fractions is the main reason of corrosion, which causes considerable damage to pipelines and tanks and leads to catalyst poisoning. Monitoring methods based on combustion followed by coulometric titration have a great tendency to incomplete ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Medford, Mass. Company Settles with EPA for Oil Spill

    Erickson Fuel Company, Inc., a Medford, Mass. oil distributor, has agreed to pay a penalty of $14,500 to settle EPA claims regarding a January 2014 oil spill, and Erickson’s failure to prepare an oil spill prevention plan. The January 2014 oil spill originated from a parked diesel fuel delivery truck and ultimately caused oil to be released to Winter Brook, which flows into the Mystic ...

  • City tries to repair contaminated water system after spill

    Authorities were scrambling to decontaminate a water treatment plant serving 6,000 eastern Montana residents after a cancer-causing component of oil was found downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill. Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in Saturday's spill. As residents of Glendive lined up at a distribution center to ...


    By Associated Press

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