Oil Leak Monitoring News

  • Oil in Water Monitoring Made Simple for Industrial Applications

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments is pleased to announce the launch of the new low-cost TD-120 oil in water monitor. Available now for immediate delivery, the TD-120 is ideal for detection of oil leaks and spills in heat exchangers, boilers, and membrane systems as well as optimization of water treatment systems. With low detection limits and greatly extended detection range, the TD-120 ...

  • Oil in Water Monitoring Made Simple for Industrial Applications

    TDHI Inc announces the launch of the new low-cost TD-120 oil in water monitor. Available for immediate delivery, the TD-120 is ideal for detection of oil leaks and spills in heat exchangers, boilers, and membrane systems as well as optimization of water treatment systems. With low detection limits and greatly extended detection range, the TD-120 provides the necessary tools and ease of use ...

  • Crews plan to pump oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie

    Salvage crews are preparing for an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years. The crews expect to start assembling the pumps near the end of the week before they can begin moving the cargo to a barge on the surface. How fast that happens will depend a lot on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

    The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with conditions. Shell can only drill the top sections of wells because the company doesn't have critical emergency response equipment on site to cap a well in case of a leak. That ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

    The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. Others vacuumed up oil from the site of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Obama presents climate change as hazard to your health

    President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health. Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft are taking to better prepare the nation's health systems for the inevitable effects of a warmer, more erratic ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. Responds to Galena Train Derailment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responding to the derailment of a BNSF freight train that occurred near Galena, Illinois on March 5th. EPA is conducting air monitoring, taking water samples, assessing environmental damage and setting up booms to protect nearby waterways from oil leaking from the rail cars. So far, air monitors have detected airborne particles typically associated with ...

  • U.S. EPA requires safer handling of PCBs in Imperial and Riverside Counties

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement valued at more than $920,000 with the Imperial Irrigation District for its improper disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a former electricity substation. The District must spend $543,000 to replace equipment currently containing PCBs and perform an audit of 9 inactive substations. The District, the sixth largest ...

  • FPAL registration for Analox – another link in the oil & gas supply chain

    Analox is now fully registered as a supplier on the Achilles First Point Assessment (FPAL) database for the European oil and gas industry. Achilles FPAL registration gives members the advantages of both a collaborative community and an industry-specific trading environment. Buyers benefit from FPAL’s detailed ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone pipeline land

    The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline took its first steps in Nebraska on Tuesday since the state's high court removed a major legal barrier for the planned route. Officials with TransCanada said they've filed paperwork in nine counties to acquire access to the remaining land that's needed to construct, operate and maintain the pipeline. The two-year window for TransCanada to invoke ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Oil and Gas Companies Join Partnership to Capture Methane

    In the last two decades, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for power generation, because electricity produced with gas has half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal power. Many see it as a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future; in 30 countries, it already fuels more than half the electricity. But to the extent that gas isn't burnt for power, but escapes into the ...

  • 5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

    An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup. The spill from a Duke Energy power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened around  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado Drops Lawsuit Over Longmont Oil, Gas Rules; Fracking Ban Case Continues

    Colorado is dropping its legal challenge of the City of Longmont's oil and gas regulations following a recent deal struck to avoid a ballot clash over fracking in the November election. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Aug. 7 to file a motion to dismiss its Longmont oil and gas regulations lawsuit without prejudice, while simultaneously directing its attorney to draft a ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • North Dakota pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

    >Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Virginia

    Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time ...


    By Associated Press

  • Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders` lawsuit

    A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a shareholders lawsuit filed against BP Alaska in the wake of two oil spills in 2006 on the North Slope that exposed problems with the company's pipeline maintenance program. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court of Western Washington on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon’s Detective Net

    Crowcon’s new Detective Net wireless module allows up to 25 Detective+ gas detectors to be linked without cables. It is ideal for use in the oil, gas, petrochemical and utility industries. The Detective+ is a free-standing, transportable multigas monitor that can be used individually or in groups to ...

  • Cleanup of fuel leaking from sunken boat continues

    Officials were assessing the environmental damage Tuesday after a towboat carrying 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel and oil sank in the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, closing the river to barge traffic. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other organizations don't yet ...


    By Associated Press

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