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  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

  • CL Solutions to provide Munox® for petroleum surface spill remediation including marine spills.

    CL Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce that they will be the distributor of Munox® for petroleum surface spills.  This development comes in response to interest in using Munox® for cleaning shore and near-shore environments impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  CL Solutions was selected by Osprey Biotechnics, Inc. to provide distribution and technical support for this ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • A-1 Petroleum in Washington settles with EPA to resolve spill prevention planning violations, protect local waters

    A-1 Petroleum and Propane, Inc., located in Ellensburg, Washington, has agreed to settle emergency planning violations with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. A-1 Petroleum is the largest petroleum distributor in Kittitas County, Washington, marketing fuels, lubricants and propane to commercial and residential customers on the eastern slope of the Cascades. The announced settlement includes ...

  • EPA cites international petroleum corporation of Delaware for an oil spill in Chester County, Pa. (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a Clean Water Act complaint against International Petroleum Corporation of Delaware in connection with a 30 gallon oil spill that entered Trout Run in Avondale, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The spill occurred when 400 gallons of oil was discharged onto Pennsylvania State Highway Route 41 in Avondale. The oil traveled through a nearby storm drain ...

  • CLEAN GLOBE GULF SIGNS AN OIL SPILL RESPONSE AGREEMENT WITH PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OMAN (PDO)

    Clean Globe Gulf, part of Clean Globe International, entered into a five year oil spill response agreement with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the major exploration and production company in the Sultanate. Clean Globe Gulf (CGG) and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have signed a Tier 2 level agreement for oil spill response services. Clean Globe Gulf, the largest oil spill response ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Oil Spill Emulsification Predictions

    Predicting facets of oil behavior is an essential component of understanding the nature of a particular oil spill. One such behavior is emulsification, when oil picks up water and retains it for a period of time. A proposed new ASTM standard, WK41247, Test Method for the Evaluation of the Stability of Water-in-Oil Mixtures ...


    By ASTM International

  • Liability for Environmental Spills in Ontario

    In the mid-1980’s an unlikely accord was made between the Liberals and the NDP in order to defeat the Progressive Conservative Party opposition. Under the agreement, Ontario premier Bob Rae asked the Liberal Party to help implement what was known as the “spills bill”.   Considered ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beyond petroleum: an investor`s response to oil stocks

    In response to a growing number of queries from investors and journalists, Portfolio 21 Investments today explained why the selection criteria for its green mutual fund favors renewable energy and prevented an investment in BP. "The oil disaster in the gulf is a harsh reminder of the risks we have taken on with our fossil fuel-based system," said CEO Leslie Christian. "Portfolio 21 does not ...

  • 21st Mining Safety Must Address Spill Risk And Spill Safety

    According to miningsafety.co.za “Mining operations generate hazardous waste, transport and store petroleum products and other hazardous materials, and by law mining companies are required to prepare spill control and cleanup procedures and plans.” This means that mining sites must by law go through the same preparation procedures that other sites that may face a fuel or ...

  • 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 ...

  • Texas petroleum investment company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Texas Petroleum Company of Houston, Texas, $163,487 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of oil production facilities in Terrebonne, Plaquemines, Lafourche, St. Charles and Iberia parishes in Louisiana revealed the company ...

  • NGWA hosts November conference on petroleum hydrocarbons and organic chemicals in groundwater

    The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is hosting its “Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference” November 2-3 in Costa Mesa, California.NGWA has held this conference for more than 20 years, training groundwater professionals on how to protect groundwater from contamination, as well as how to clean up contaminated ...

  • Los Angeles Tar Pits Hold Bacteria That Degrade Petroleum

    RIVERSIDE, California (ENS) – The Rancho La Brea tar pits in downtown Los Angeles house hundreds of new species of bacteria with unusual properties that allow the bacteria to survive and grow in heavy oil and natural asphalt, environmental scientists at UC Riverside have discovered. Trapped in soil that was mixed with heavy oil nearly 28,000 years ago, the bacteria are ...

  • Highland Oil/Water Separators for Spill and Secondary Containment

    Highland Tank’s oil/water separators help petroleum storage facilities comply with the EPA’s regulations for spill and secondary containment to satisfy the facility’s SPCC Plan. Highland separators, with new Corella® coalescers, greatly reduce the level of oil and oily coated solids discharged by petroleum storage facilities. The Corella™ inclined parallel plate coalescers combines the ...

  • Highland Oil/Water Separators for Spill and Secondary Containment

    Highland Tank’s oil/water separators help petroleum storage facilities comply with the EPA’s regulations for spill and secondary containment to satisfy the facility’s SPCC Plan. Highland separators, with new Corella® coalescers, greatly reduce the level of oil and oily coated solids discharged by petroleum storage facilities. The Corella™ inclined parallel plate coalescers combines the ...

  • Chinese oil spill reveals research gulf

    The first, large-scale oil spill in Dalian Bay in China last month has revealed a host of problems with safety management and environmental impact assessment including a dearth of environmental and geochemical studies on such disasters. 'As scientists, we do not have the funding or the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into these accidents,' Peng Xianzhi, a scientist at the Guangzhou ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Will BP spill spawn innovation, or just logo spoofs?

    A week ago, reporters arrived at my office, looking for an opinion on a new Greenpeace contest to redesign BP"s "Beyond Petroleum" logo to something "more suitable for their dirty ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

    Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution. Besides the possible environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gas line spills 25K gallons on Montana reservation

    A Phillips 66 pipeline with a record of prior accidents spilled an estimated 25,000 gallons of gasoline in a remote area outside a small town on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, but no public health problems were anticipated, federal officials said Friday. A representative of the Houston-based oil refinery and chemical company said the amount of leaked gas likely was less than initially ...


    By Associated Press

  • Niger Delta oil spills cause investigations

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), at the request of the government of Nigeria, is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta, and options for remediation. UNEP's decision to respond to this request by a member state recognises the human and environmental tragedy associated with oil contamination in Ogoniland and the fact ...

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