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  • North Dakota pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

    >Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Oil pipeline blasts in eastern China kill 22

    Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said. The leaked oil triggered two huge blasts, one of them tearing up concrete along a city road in Qingdao. Photos ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pure Technologies makes waves with advanced pipeline robot

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 5 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It’s the third generation robotics crawler ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Gas Company Offers Tips on Preventing, Spotting and Responding to Natural Gas Leaks

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/10 -- With the fall season approaching, natural gas usage for heating will increase throughout the region. Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) urges customers to be aware of potential natural gas leaks. Though rare, leaks in natural gas pipelines can be caused by third-party contractors, hidden corrosion or natural disasters, and can be highly ...


    By Marketwire

  • North Dakota pipeline breaks, spews 20,600 barrels of oil

    More than 20,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed out of a Tesoro Corp. oil pipeline in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota, the state Health Department said Thursday. State environmental geologist Kris Roberts said the 20,600-barrel spill, among the largest recorded in the state, was discovered on Sept. 29 by a farmer harvesting wheat about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

    The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line. The ...


    By Associated Press

  • Latest Generation Robotic Crawler Takes Pipeline Inspections To The Next Level

    What has a rotating head, modular feet, can quickly navigate up to 2.9 kilometres through turbid wastewater with ease, and deliver live video and integrity information that can aid in detecting leaks and other anomalies in underground pipes? It's the third generation robotics crawler from Pure Technologies Ltd. ("Pure" or the "Company") (TSX: PUR), a global leader in the development of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Preventive medicine: City of Montreal reduces non-revenue water loss with leak detection program using Sahara Technology

    The City of Montreal believes that the best medicine is preventative medicine, especially as it applies to its water network. Montreal has an impressive water system that supplies drinking water to a population of nearly 1.9 million people. Since 2002, the historic city, the second largest metropolis in Canada, began a long-term major rehabilitation of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The Gas Company Reminds Customers to 'Call Before You Dig,' in Wake of Texas Gas Explosion

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/08/10 -- In the wake of yesterday's gas explosion in Texas, Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) is reminding customers and contractors to "call 811 before they dig" in their yard or construction site to avoid damaging buried natural gas lines and to help avoid possible injury or service interruption. "Although the cause of this tragic incident is ...


    By Marketwire

  • Lightning may be cause of ND oil spill

    A lightning strike may have caused a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil in a North Dakota wheat field, federal regulators said in a report issued Thursday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said a preliminary investigation of the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break ...


    By Associated Press

  • FCI Environmental is pleased to announce the introduction of PetroSentry

    FCI Environmental is pleased to announce the introduction of PetroSentry, a system that combines the revolutionary PetroSense DHP probe with a variety of loggers and communication devices to provide the user with a state-of-the-art in situ total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) monitoring system.For almost 20 years, FCI Environmental’s PetroSense probes have been the standard for above ground (AST) ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Alberta Remote sensing company to test breakthrough technology

    Synodon Inc., (www.synodon.com) an Alberta-based advanced remote sensing technology company, recently announced a contract award valued at $350,000 from the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Online measure every three minutes

    Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam has recently been fitted with thirty online monitoring systems involving electronic odour sensors embedded in the ground near oil pipelines. An extensive underground network of pipes transports fuel from the central storage facility to the stands. Aircraft Fuel Services (AFS) is responsible for quality management of the network and for checking for leaks. Every three ...


  • Early tests don`t find tainted water from oil boom in the Northern Plains oil patch

    Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. However, the U.S. Geological Survey cautioned that the tests could have missed contamination from surface spills or leaking well casings. That's because water can take many hundreds of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pure Technologies to acquire U.S.-Based Wachs Water Services

    Pure Technologies Ltd. ("Pure" or the "Company") (TSX: PUR) announced today that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pure Holding Inc., it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Wachs Valve and Hydrant Services, LLC ("Wachs Water"), a privately held company operating as Wachs Water Services. In business for 15 years and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Wachs ...


    By Pure Technologies

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