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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 ...

  • Oil Leak in Alabama Contained

    MOBILE, Alabama (ENS) - A crude oil storage tank leaked some 300 barrels of oil into a drainage ditch at an oil containment farm here today. The oil in the drainage ditch has been contained, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which responded to the spill. Crews have deployed a containment boom and are working to recover the oil. The oil in the storage container, which holds ...

  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Oil and Gas Wastewater Storage and Leaks

    A recent Associated Press analysis found that in oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in incidents involving ruptured pipes, overflowing storage tanks, and even deliberate dumping.” Wastewater spills ...

  • Leakwise Oil-on-Water Monitoring Systems Mitigate Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers various system configurations including a controller and sensor for wet and dry environments. Sensors installed in storm water sumps, retention tanks, or at the outlet of a floating tank roof provide on-line monitoring 24/7.Leakwise detectors may ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • 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

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • No Oil Leaking From Sunken Transocean Rig or Riser, Investigation Confirms

    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) -- A comprehensive two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no hydrocarbons leaking from of the sunken Deepwater Horizon or the riser, the pipe that linked the rig to the well head before the Macondo accident last year. The inspection, conducted with the use of a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Naval Base Kitsap fails to properly monitor fuel tanks near Puget Sound for leaks

    Naval Base Kitsap Bangor failed to properly monitor pipes and underground fuel storage tanks for leaks on its property in Silverdale, Washington in violation of federal laws that protect groundwater, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Navy will pay nearly $161,000 in fines. “EPA is working hard to restore Puget Sound and fuel leaks near the ...

  • EPA Settlement with U.S. Postal Service Helps Protect Soil and Groundwater from Underground Storage Tank Leaks in Virginia

    Through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has certified that five of its facilities in Virginia are currently in compliance with federal and state underground storage tank (UST) regulations. As part of this certification, USPS has corrected violations associated with its failure to conduct release detection testing; line leak detector ...

  • Klamath falls mini marts pay $30,000 penalty for failing to check tanks for leaks Seattle

    The owners and operators of three AMA Mini Mart gas stations in Klamath Falls, Oregon, have agreed to pay $30,000 for failing to properly monitor seven underground petroleum storage tanks (USTs) for leaks for over two years. Under federal and state rules, owners and operators of USTs are required to test tanks for leaks on a monthly basis in order to protect groundwater from pollution. ...

  • ATS Trust Introduces Flat-Rate Oil Tank Removal in New Jersey

    ATS Trust of Sparta, New Jersey has introduced a new, flat-rate oil tank removal program in New Jersey. Where a standard oil tank removal requires several weeks to receive an estimate which is often times inaccurate, the new ATS Trust oil tank removal program guarantees a fixed price that includes tank removal and all permits. ...


    By PRWeb

  • Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup

    For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents and a never-supposed-to-happen above-ground radiation release have ...


    By Associated Press

  • Par Mar Oil Co. Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at two Huntington, W.Va. Facilities

    Par Mar Oil Co. has agreed to pay a $30,855 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at two facilities in Huntington, W.Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the company for not complying with safeguards designed to prevent, detect, and control leaks of petroleum and other hazardous substances from USTs. Specifically, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Detecting gas leaks can reduce costs and minimise dangers

    The potential consequences of undetected gas leaks have been well reported over recent years, including causing illness in personnel and building collapses, and harming the environment. Many chemical compounds and gases are invisible to the naked eye and some are odourless. Yet many companies work intensively with these substances before, during and after their production processes. The effective ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Richmond Company Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations

    Stratton Metals has settled alleged violations of underground fuel storage tank regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The metals recycling company, located at 900 Brook Road, in Richmond, Va., agreed to pay a $5,098 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal and state regulations designed to prevent, detect, and control fuel leaks from underground storage ...

  • Statements From Enbridge Daily News Briefing on Marshall, Michigan Pipeline Leak, August 2, 2010

    MARSHALL, MICHIGAN -- (Marketwire) -- 08/02/10 -- Excerpt from Joint News Conference, 3 p.m. Eastern Time, August 2, 2010 Marshall, Michigan. Patrick Daniel, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc. My remarks are going to be very brief today because I want to ensure that we provide lots of time to answer your questions. We're continuing to make very good progress on the cleanup. We are now ...


    By Marketwire

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