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  • Elgin platform flare is out

    TOTAL has confirmed to the Government that the flare on the Elgin platform has gone out. Energy Minister Charles Hendry said: “TOTAL confirmed to me this morning that the flare on the Elgin platform has naturally extinguished itself. “This comes as very welcome news and a considerable relief. Although the platform was designed to use the prevailing wind to keep the ...

  • IPAA Submits Comments on Proposed BLM Venting and Flaring Rule

    The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), representing America’s thousands of independent oil and natural gas companies and the service and supply industries that support their efforts, submitted formal comments today on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed waste prevention and resource ...

  • Shand & Jurs announces new Touch Screen Flare Control Panel

    Shand & Jurs Biogas, a leading manufacturer of quality digester gas safety equipment and waste gas burners, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Touch Screen Flare Control Panel 97300T Flare Control Series. The Shand & Jurs Biogas Touch Screen Flare Control Panel utilizes state of the art technology designed for complete automatic operation of the entire Flare System. With the ...

  • New flaring technology extends lifespan of ageing landfill gas sites

    Biogas Technology Ltd has demonstrated a successful new low-calorific flaring solution to manage diminishing methane gas emissions on closed landfill sites.   The innovative  low-calorific gas flare has been successfully piloted as part of the ...


    By ENER-G

  • Shand & Jurs Announces New Touch Screen Flare Control Panel

    Hillside, IL — Shand & Jurs Biogas, a leading manufacturer of quality digester gas safety equipment and waste gas burners, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Touch Screen Flare Control Panel 97300T Flare Control Series. The Shand & Jurs Biogas Touch Screen Flare Control Panel utilizes state of the art technology designed for complete automatic operation of the ...

  • U.S. announces innovative clean air agreement for industrial flares with Marathon Petroleum Company

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced an innovative environmental agreement with Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Company that already has significantly reduced air pollution from all six of the company’s petroleum refineries. In a first for the refining industry, Marathon has agreed to state-of-the-art controls on combustion devices known ...

  • Hofstetter provides Jeddah`s landfill gas collection and flaring project under the Clean Development Mechanism

    The Jeddah Old Landfill Gas Capture Project is a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project generating Certified Emissions Reductions (commonly referred to as carbon credits CER's) which will be traded in Industrialised Countries during the 10 year crediting period. The investor Jeddah Development & Urban Regeneration Co. JDURC sees the advantages of the CDM Project in stopping Greenhouse ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • EPA updates clean air act standards for flares and process heaters at petroleum refineries

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing common-sense standards informed by important input from stakeholders, including industry, for new flares and process heaters at petroleum refineries which maintain important public health benefits while dramatically reducing costs. This final rule, which responds to petitions requesting the agency to reconsider standards issued in 2008, ...

  • Citizen Monitoring Motivates Companies To Purchase Advanced Equipment, EPA Says

    Citizens who monitor emissions of industrial facilities are driving companies toward purchasing their own advanced emissions monitoring equipment, Cynthia Giles, EPA assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance, said June 5. This may lead to more complete and accurate emissions calculations and help the facilities address future or unknown existing violations, Giles said at an ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA Updates Emissions Standards for Petroleum Refineries/First-ever fenceline monitoring requirements will protect nearby communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated air pollution standards to further control toxic air emissions from petroleum refineries. Exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as benzene, can cause respiratory problems and other serious health issues and can increase the risk of developing cancer. The rule requires first-of-its-kind fenceline monitoring to better protect and inform ...

  • Order for a LPM 3x600/ 1800C CDM to Uzbekistan (landfill gas)

    Hofstetter received a order to deliver a degassing plant HOFGAS-LPM 3x600/1800C CDM including CDM monitoring pack, 3 parallel blowers and flare to Akhangaran Landfill, Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The HOFGAS-LPM C installed in a container is a complete extraction and flaring station for safe and economic degassing of landfill sites. The gas is collected continuously and prepared for further use. The ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Five percent of world’s gas is wasted

    General Electric, the largest US industrial group, is launching a campaign to cut gas flaring, the wasteful and polluting practice of burning off gas released during oil production. A new report jsut released by GE ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Shell oil to spend over $115 million to reduce harmful air pollution at Houston area refinery and chemical plant

    The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships (Shell) have agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas by spending at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and by paying a $2.6 ...

  • A major Gold Miner goes into the Valuable Gas Business

    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE and JSE- GFI) takes part in worldwide practice of capping greenhouse emissions and trading their value on global markets. The Swiss plant manufacturer Hofstetter Umwelttechnik AG (Hofstetter) has been awarded the contract to build a high quality degassing and flaring unit for the gold major Gold Fields. Gold Fields, as the world's first gold-mining company to sell ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Landfill Gas to Cash

    Assessing the value of landfill gas and advising on its optimum use is one of the specialist services of landfill experts, Coventry-based, Automatic Flare Systems (AFS).   AFS uses its mobile flare skid for landfill gas pumping trials to analyse the quantity and composition of landfill gas. Mounted on the skid is a Geotech GA3000 static gas analyser. It monitors the untreated ...


    By Geotech

  • Grangemouth oil refinery strike over in UK

    Operations at Kinneil have started back up following the cessation of the strike action at the Grangemouth Oil Refinery. The three production trains at Kinneil will be brought back into commission in the order: Train 3, Train 2 and finally Train 1. BP is working closely with Ineos to ensure that the dry gas produced by the terminal is accepted by the refinery as soon as practicable where it ...

  • Masdar and Adnoc sign framework agreement to develop carbon emission reduction projects in Abu Dhabi

    Masdar and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed today a framework agreement to develop a series of ground-breaking projects to reduce carbon emissions from Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas facilities and monetize the emission reduction under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Masdar is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), a wholly owned company of the ...


    By MASDAR

  • HOFGAS- Ready Palma 1500 CDM for Peru (Biogas)

    Hofstetter has been awarded with an order to build a HOFGAS- Ready Palma 1500 CDM including measuring and monitoring package for a palm oil mill in Peru. An engineer of Hofstetter will execute the commissioning, acceptance test and onsite training, which will be completed within one week after delivery. The HOFGAS- Ready Palma is a complete biogas treatment system for safe and economic handling ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Shell to spend $115 million on pollution control

    Shell Oil has agreed to spend at least $115 million to cut harmful pollution at a Houston-area refinery. The oil giant will also pay a $2.6 million civil penalty under the settlement announced Wednesday. Shell settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice after it was accused of violating the federal Clean Air ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tribe wants fee on wasted natural gas

    Tribal leaders on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch are proposing fees for companies that burn and waste natural gas. The Three Affiliated Tribes outlined its plan to impose fees in a six-page document sent to oil companies. In it, the tribe said companies would be required to pay royalties for "flaring" natural gas to compensate for lost revenue when ...


    By Associated Press

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