ground-gas News

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • New facility for LNG to be built in Western Australia

    A new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) waste processing facility based on technology engineered by the econ industries group will be realised in Karratha’s industrial precinct in Western Australia. The secure storage, processing and purification facility will be the first of its kind in Australia. It will process and recycle spent catalyst and hazardous waste by-products which are removed from ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • Emissions monitoring conference topics announced

    The first day of the AQE 2017 conference will address the monitoring of difficult gases and dust components in industrial emissions, with presentations from an international panel of experts. AQE 2017 will take pace in Telford (UK) on 24th and 25th May and registration is now available at ...

  • Breaking New Ground in Gas Detection

    Gas detection specialist Crowcon today celebrated the official ground breaking for its new 40,000 square foot facility at the prestigious Milton Park in Didcot, UK. Having outgrown its current headquarters location in Abingdon, the Milton Park facility will house all existing functions as well as provide extensive customer training and product ...

  • New ground gas monitor provides continuous data

    Ion Science introduce GasClam, the first gas monitor to give continuous, unmanned ground-gas data collection. Its ability to log long-term, real trend information is a revolution in gas management and risk prediction allowing informed decisions to be made on accurate, reliable data. As more landfill gas to energy projects are undertaken, GasClam becomes an indispensible tool in evaluating gas ...


    By Ion Science

  • Guidance on earthing, grounding and bonding in the oil and gas industry

    The Energy Institute (EI) Humber branch held its first event of the year at Total Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd. The presentation was given by branch committee member, Ian Neve, Head of Control & Power, LOR and covered the EI draft guidance on earthing, grounding and bonding in the oil and gas industry, due to be issued later this year. There was good discussion and feedback during and after the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Continuous Ground Gas Monitoring Technical Article

    It is almost inevitable in the initial phases of a construction sites development, that a Ground Gas risk assessment process is required by the local planning authority, and subsequently undertaken by a developer or their contractor. This normally encompasses spot monitoring visits that can last up to 12 months or more, if methane is found at over 5% by volume. However, it is important to realise ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • GasClam Ground Gas Detector - Solving your site and remediation gas problems!

    If you are involved in land remediation or site development you will understand the need for results to ensure projects run smoothly, quickly and efficiently. Often projects such as these are held up due to the possibility of ground gas on site. these gasses need to be monitored before site projects can continue.   The GasClam ground gas detector is used to monitor gasses being ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • EPA takes action against Buffalo area gas stations to protect ground water from petroleum contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owners and operators of twenty-two underground storage tanks at gasoline stations in the Buffalo, New York area for violating various federal regulations dealing with ground water from petroleum contamination. The complaint, which seeks $582,803 in penalties, was issued to Amerimart Development Company, Inc., Qual-Econ ...

  • North Country Gas Station Owners to Install Equipment to Prevent Ground Water Pollution (NY)

    "Gas station owners have a responsibility to regularly monitor their underground storage tanks to protect against potential leaks of petroleum," said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. "Leaking tanks can contaminate ground water, putting people and the environment at risk." EPA inspections of the companies’ tanks revealed that they had failed to comply with important requirements of ...

  • EPA Takes Legal Action Against Western New York Gas Stations to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of seventeen underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in Western New York for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Company for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in Dunkirk, Westfield, Jamestown, Fredonia and ...

  • Waste Management Announces Ground-Breaking of its Natural Gas fueling facility in Columbus, Ohio Area

    Waste Management today announced it has started construction on its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility to convert its fleet of trucks that service the Columbus, Ohio area. This will be Waste Management's first fleet of compressed natural gas trucks in Ohio. The CNG fueling station is being built at its Canal Winchester location. "This new fueling facility will give us the ...


  • World Health Organisation’s William Angell is keynote speaker at VOCs and Ground Gas Conference

    The World Health Organisation’s Professor William Angell, who chairs the International Radon Project, is the keynote speaker at this year’s VOCs and Ground Gases Conference: Sampling, Risk Assessment and Remediation. The conference, held in London’s ICO Conference Centre on 18th November 2009, will highlight the current best practices in laboratory sampling, safety, risk assessment, remediation, ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • EPA takes action against buffalo area gas station owner to protect ground water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken action against Schmitt Sales, Inc. of Buffalo for improperly managing underground tanks used to store gasoline and other fuels at two of its facilities in the Buffalo area and eight other locations throughout the state. Petroleum releases from underground storage tanks can contaminate ground water, making it unsafe to drink, pose fire and ...

  • Returnable bottles losing ground

    Consumers are increasingly choosing single-use packaging. Already, 65% of bottles containing mineral water and fizzy drinks are dumped in landfills after use. Ten years ago, the figure was only 12%. Many experts believe this is due to the deposit charge on bottles, which was supposed to encourage the re-use of packaging, but a year after its introduction is seen to be a failure. Businesses and ...

  • Will CO2 stay in the ground?

    Storing carbon deep below the earth's surface could play a prominent role in tackling climate change. But before underground CO2 reservoirs can be deployed as viable long-term storage options, environmental concerns over leakages and the behaviour of trapped CO2 must be addressed. A new model can help predict how different geological sites will respond to CO2 sequestration, and the likelihood of ...

  • Sequestration on shaky ground

    Original story at MIT News Carbon sequestration promises to address greenhouse-gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it deep below the Earth’s surface, where it would permanently solidify into rock. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that current ...

  • Looking For the Answer in the Ground

    It has been a dry year in Australia. Very dry. Especially in Central Queensland, where the lack of rainwater is taking its toll. The land is thirsting, and the demand for groundwater is making record sales for submersible pumps. The sun is shining from a clear, blue sky. Not a cloud is in sight. Like most days. The temperature is a sizzling 35 degrees Celsius. Again. This year, only 100 ...


    By Grundfos

  • Ground-breaking ceremony

    Through the acquisition of a commercial land, strategically located at a motorway exit, the first preparations were already made for the new building 2 years ago. The excellent order situation and the current favorable financing options helped the company to grow by a new building and to relocate the entire production process, including office buildings. With a very sporting schedule, the new ...

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