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  • Homeowners warned to check for oil tank leaks

    Homeowners across the South West are being warned to check their oil storage tanks this winter to help save money and the environment. The Environment Agency is urging residents across the region to check their heating oil storage tanks, especially in the wake of the high winds that battered everyone during the St Jude storm, to help avoid expensive leaks or spills which can also harm the ...

  • Maine Oil Company fined for clean water violations

    A Maine heating oil company has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle EPA claims that it violated the Clean Water Act and federal regulations designed to prevent oil spills from reaching waterways. Fabian Oil, Inc. sells heating oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products from several facilities in Maine. According to EPA, Fabian failed to maintain and fully implement Spill Prevention Control ...

  • Abanaki Oil Skimmer Belt Goes to Great Lengths to Clean Up Oil

    Abanaki Corporation recently installed a PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer equipped with the longest operating oil skimmer belt at a remote train depot located in Northern British Columbia. The Looped Fuzzy Belt?, which measures over 200 feet in length, drops into a monitoring well to remove ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Oil company pleads guilty to clean air act and obstruction crimes in Louisiana

    Pelican Refining Company LLC, pleaded guilty today to felony violations of the Clean Air Act and to obstruction of justice charges in federal court in Lafayette, La., announced Stephanie A. Finley, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana and Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, and Cynthia Giles, ...

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Companies Using Oil Skimmers to Clean Flowback

    Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a process that recovers natural gas and oil from deep shale formations that contain large amounts of the fuels. Fracking requires the drilling of a well vertically underground, past the deepest aquifer containing fresh groundwater. Steel surface casing is inserted down the well ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Vermont oil distributor Settles clean water act violations

    According to the settlement, Rowley Fuels of Milton, Vt. failed to take adequate precautions meant to prevent and contain oil spills. Specifically, EPA alleged that Rowley Fuels failed to adequately prepare and maintain a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure plan, known as an SPCC plan, at the company’s Alburgh, Vt. facility. The complaint was based on an inspection by EPA staff. ...

  • Oreco announces Contract Award of New Innovative MoClean®-ATS Tank Cleaning Technology

    Oreco has entered into a supply contract with Canadian based Orion Environmental Services Ltd. for the supply of the new innovative MoClean® ATS tank cleaning technology. Orion Environmental Services Ltd. has for years been a successful and leading supplier of environmental solutions to North Central Alberta, Canada. With the new innovative MoClean® ATS tank cleaning technology Orion ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • AXI introduces a new line of innovative, high capacity mobile tank cleaning systems

    Algae-X International (AXI) has released another new and unique line of High Capacity Modular, Fully Automated Mobile Tank Cleaning & Fuel Restoration Systems. MTC-HC50 systems excel in combining High Capacity Filtration, Fuel Conditioning and Water Separation with Compact Modular Design and Low Operating Costs.Given current oil prices, cleaning tanks while restoring fuel to its “Bright & ...


    By AXI International

  • ALGAE-X announces its new “MTC 500-AFR” Mobile Tank Cleaning System with an Adjustable Flow Rate pump

    Algae-X is expanding their line of Tank Cleaning & Fuel Restoration Systems with a new model the “MTC 500-AFR”. This industrial, heavy duty system is equipped with an Adjustable Flow Rate pump, providing Algae-X tank cleaning and fuel maintenance companies more flexibility to service a wider range of tank sizes with one machine. The new system is primarily used to clean tanks and restore ...


    By AXI International

  • Cleaning Solutions for the Food Industry

    IPC offers a full line of precision concentrated cleaners that are effective in a wide range of critical cleaning applications. An economical 1-2% concentration in water is effective for most cleaning applications.  Typical uses include removing protein, starch, grease, fat, gum, oil and baked on soil from processing equipment, lines, tanks and filter memrbanes.  Our line of cleaners ...

  • Innovative Leaking Oil Tank` Bio Remediation` Technology Restores Contaminated NJ Properties.

    Remediation of gasoline or heating oil contaminated soil or ground water typically was a expensive proposition. Many property owners that lacked proper remediation funding were forced to abandon their sites or close them until funding allowed for remediation. Environmental Systems has developed special patent pending Bio-Remediation Technology that signicantly reduces costs up to 40  % and ...


    By Environmental Systems

  • Goodman oil agrees to pay over $171,000 for storage tank violations at gas stations across Idaho (ID)

    Goodman Oil Company and Goodman Oil Company of Lewiston will pay a $171,091 fine for a series of fuel storage tank violations at former gas stations across Idaho under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The settlement, approved by the federal court in Boise, Idaho on October 1, covers a range of violations beginning as early as ...

  • Oil Conveyor for Power Stations

    Last week we installed an Oil Conveyor inside a buffer tank for contaminated water. The Oil Conveyor skims the free oil from the surface, and thereby pre-cleans the bilge water prior to the OWS. This is just another example of how the use of the Oil Conveyor, on a land based power station can protect the ...


    By Faroe Maritime Technic

  • State IDs Faulty Tanks; Now Tank Law is being scaled Back

    After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with ...


    By Associated Press

  • US EPA takes over clean-up of 29,000-gallon oil spill at Santa Barbara site

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has taken over clean-up of an oil spill in Santa Barbara County after the responsible party, Greka Oil & Gas Inc. failed to clean up the mess at the site in the two months since it occurred. Concerned that the spilled oil is contaminating federal waterways, the EPA mobilized contractors who began work today at Greka's Bell Lease, located at 6801 Palmer Road ...

  • Oil Spill recovery operations use Edson`s 2500 Series Electric Double Diaphragm Pumps to clean up the mess

    Edson Electric Double Diaphragm Pumps get the transfer jobs done, remediating sites contaminated with Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL), such as fuel oil. They suck the contaminated water from skimmers in open ponds or draw the oil laden groundwater from remediation wells and transfer it to containment tanks or process systems, such as oil water separators. Edson's Model 2500 Series ...

  • Oil Heating Market Overview

    A tuffa firestop bunded oil tank can be sited in any locality where building regulations apply requiring fire protection to an oil storage tank. This range of tank is a recognised registered system by local authority building control (labc regigistration reference  rd531210a & rd531210b The heating oil and other "off-grid" forms of energy market is to be investigated by the Office of ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Settlement of Clean Water Act Violations Aims to Prevent Future Oil Spills by Cargill Inc.

    Cargill Incorporated, a privately held multinational corporation headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn., has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at two different large oil storage facilities located in Blair, Neb., and Eddyville, Iowa. Through the settlement with EPA Region 7, Cargill will pay a civil penalty of $187,500 to the United States. The Clean Water Act ...

  • Settlement of Clean Water Act Violations Aims to Prevent Future Oil Spills by Archer Daniels Midland Company

    Archer Daniels Midland Company, a food processing and commodities trading company headquartered in Decatur, Ill., has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at five different large oil storage facilities located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Columbus, Neb.; Des Moines, Iowa; Mexico, Mo.; and Deerfield, Mo. Through the settlement with EPA Region 7, Archer Daniels Midland ...

  • Marine pollution - cleaning up the seas

    Greenhouse gas emissions from marine vessels have received special attention of late, but as the maritime shipping industry continues to grow, other forms of pollution from ships are creating problems that require urgent attention. In the past 15 years, seaborne trade has increased by 50% and continued high rates of growth are expected. The rise in trade between the North America and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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