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  • Prevention of oil spills

    One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. The water is an undesirable element in the tanks because of the damage it may cause, such as: Corrosion of the tank floor and base, which may reach a degree of perforation that would permit fuel to seep into the ground. Development of bacteria ...


    By BERMAD, Inc.

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • BP Fined $60 Million for Alaska Oil Spill, Texas Air Toxics

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - In the first criminal prosecution of the requirement that refineries and chemical plants take steps to prevent accidental releases, BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a criminal fine of more than $60 million for violations of federal environmental regulations in Texas and Alaska. This is the largest criminal fine ever assessed against a corporation ...

  • Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

    New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Interstate Products offers new ultra-rack sump drum spill pallet

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has added a new selection of warehouse rack containment sumps to its diverse line of oil spill equipment and containment products. The new Ultra-Rack Sump from Ultra-Tech is an industrial quality polyethylene containment sump featuring a low ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

    Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst - an oil spill - when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed to the shoreline, where they discovered oil flowing across a beach and into the Pacific. What was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mid-America Pipeline Company LLC, enterprise products operating LLC to pay $1m for spills in Iowa, Kan., Neb.

    Mid-America Pipeline Company, LLC (MAPCO), and Enterprise Products Operating LLC (Enterprise), of Houston, Texas, have agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $1 million to the United States to settle violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to three natural gasoline pipeline spills in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. As part of a consent decree lodged today in U.S. District Court in Omaha, ...

  • Lady Bug oil company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Lady Bug Oil Company of Blackwell, Oklahoma, $2,900 for violating the Clean Water Act’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. A recent inspection of four of the company’s oil production facilities in Kay County, Oklahoma, revealed a variety of SPCC violations. These included training records not ...

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just ...


    By Associated Press

  • US Liquids of Louisiana, LP, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined US Liquids of Louisiana, LP, of Jennings, Louisiana, $13,552 for violating Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of the company’s Bateman Island marine terminal in St. Mary Parish revealed the terminal’s SPCC plan failed to provide a prediction of equipment ...

  • Stone Energy Corporation Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Stone Energy Corporation of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, $7,055 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the federal Clean Water Act. A January 25, 2012, EPA inspection of its Main Pass 21 oil production facility located in Venice, Louisiana, revealed the facility had failed to conduct ...

  • Trivestco energy company fined for violating the clean water act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Trivestco Energy Company of Ponca City, Oklahoma, $4,850 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of two oil production facilities located near Braman, Kay County, Oklahoma, revealed that the facilities SPCC plans did not implement ...

  • Hilcorp Energy Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Hilcorp Energy Company of Houston has been fined $26,100 by the Environmental Protection Agency for Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure violations under the Clean Water Act. A March 28, 2012, inspection of the South Pass Block 24 offshore oil production facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, found the company failed to address secondary containment for spilled gasoline and ...

  • Petco Petroleum Corporation fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Petco Petroleum Corporation of Hinsdale, Illinois, $3,650 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A March 31, 2012, EPA inspection of its Jemima Richard oil production facility located on Highway 33 in Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma, revealed personnel working at ...

  • Alta Mesa Services, L.P., Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The Environmental Protection Agency has fined Alta Mesa Services, L.P., of Houston, Texas, $29,400 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations at two of its oil production facilities in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. A May 1, 2012, federal inspection at the facilities found numerous violations including: failure to adequately conduct and document facility ...

  • Martin Operating Partnership in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Martin Operating Partnership in Cameron, Louisiana, $14,400 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A February 28, 2012, federal inspection of the partnership’s Cameron 7 Terminal located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, revealed the facility failed to properly ...

  • Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

    A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last year that would mandate flow meters and cutoff ...


    By Associated Press

  • Martin operating partnership, LP fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Martin Operating Partnership, LP of Beaumont, Texas, $48,700 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of oil storage and distribution terminals located at 10 Sulphur Plant Road and 1 Gulf States Road, in Beaumont, Texas, revealed the ...

  • BP to Pay Largest Criminal Fine Ever for Air Violations

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 25, 2007) Today, BP Products North America, Inc. agreed to pay a total criminal fine of more than $60 million for violations of federal environmental regulations in Texas and Alaska. In addition to the penalty, the company will spend approximately $400 million on safety upgrades and improvements to prevent future chemical releases and spills. 'BP committed serious ...

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