Oil Booms News

  • DESMI Expands Business in India

    In order to strengthen our presence in India DESMI has established a new 3,000 sqm production facility in Hyderabad. First focus for the production plant will be to produce oil spill response equipment. Second and last focus will be to assemble pumps and pumping solutions locally in India. DESMI has had a liaison office situated locally in India since 2013 ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • DESMI and FALCK Announces a Strategic Alliance

    The Strategic alliance is formed to offer Emergency Response Packages within Oil Spill Response, including 24/7 Call Center, Firefighting, Emergency services and Training. In addition to the existing ongoing business of both companies Falck will deliver the Response, Firefighting, 24/7 Call Center and Training portion while DESMI ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Saudi downstream O&G boss takes desal top job

    The head of one of Saudi Arabia’s largest refineries has been appointed as the governor of the state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) – the world’s largest desalination company – in a surprise royal decree. Ali bin Abdulrahman al-Hazmi was appointed to the SWCC top job late on Monday this week. He had previously been president of Sasref, the Aramco/Shell ...

  • Hydro Excavator Low Profile Series Demonstration (Video)

    “Vac-Tron’s Low profile series has quickly become a much needed hydro excavator on jobsites around the country.  The LP series is Vac-Tron’s number one acquired hydro excavator by companies and municipalities and will be the most used piece of equipment in your fleet.” LP Series Vacuum Excavator There are many different models ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • RO-KITE - Eliminates the need of a second tow vessel

    The new aquatic device is designed to replace the functions of a second boom sweep vessel. Meeting the requirements for the open water, sheltered water, and shoreline/river water environments. The DESMI RO-KITE is a floating water kite based on a combination of trawl door and ram-air parachute principles. The purpose of this device is to act as a flow powered ‘tow ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Cheap Oil Means a New Reality for Middle East, North Africa Region

    Intense conflicts and low oil prices continue to weigh on the region’s economic prospects Oil exporters should focus on fiscal reforms and diversifying away from oil Higher growth expected in oil importers, but unemployment remains high Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region remains subdued ...


  • Yet Another Ultimate DESMI Speed-Sweep System Demonstration in Burrard Inlet, B.C., Canada.

    DESMI Ro-Clean A/S has a mission to demonstrate our revolutionary product – the Ultimate Speed-Sweep System – all around the world. We want to ‘sweep’ close to our customers and let them see, feel and experience the DESMI Speed-Sweep sensation. We started this year with a demonstration at Odense ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Chemtex, Inc. announces a new manufacturing facility located in Milledgeville, GA

    Chemtex, Inc., a manufacturer of sorbent products used to clean oil spills on both land and water and with its corporate headquarters located in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA announced last month its building a new manufacturing facility located in Milledgeville, GA.  The facility is more than 80,000 sq ft and will be responsible ...


    By Chemtex, Inc.

  • Study: No fracking bonanza for California`s Monterey Shale

    A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits. The study is the latest to lower a 2011 federal energy estimate that billed the Monterey Shale as a game-changer for U.S. oil, with what was then estimated at 13.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil overall. Instead, the U.S. Geological Survey's new study said, the most ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado`s high court to decide if cities can ban fracking

    The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher oil and gas rules than the state. The court will hear cases from Longmont, where voters banned hydraulic fracturing in 2012, and Fort Collins, where voters approved a 5-year moratorium in 2013. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...


    By Associated Press

  • Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

    Carl Johnson and son Justin, who have complained for years about spills of oilfield wastewater where they raise cattle in the high plains of New Mexico, stroll across a 1 1/2-acre patch of sandy soil - lifeless, save for a scattering of stunted weeds. Five years ago, a broken pipe soaked the land with as much as 420,000 gallons of wastewater, a salty drilling byproduct that killed the shrubs and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The collision Wednesday evening near Columbus, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry oil. The cargo tank was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Forty Foot Four Stage Mast Mounted on a Fourteen Foot Trailer Released by Larson Electronics

    Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has announced the release of a forty foot mast mounted to a single axle fourteen foot trailer that was designed to provide a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy lights, security cameras and other electrical equipment to elevations up to forty feet. The ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Tianjin`s deadly blasts expose China`s work safety woes

    By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters - from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started at a hazardous material warehouse in the eastern city of Tianjin and killed at least 114 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Product Focus: Floating Oil on Water Sensor

    Oil contamination in any watercourse can have a profound effect on the environment, as well as the way in which water is treated. If visible oil manages to slip into a river, local wildlife can feel the impact. In an extreme scenario, floating oil can influence the food chain and can kill a host of animals and plants, even if the pollution is in a small quantity. Meanwhile, ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Horsham Council, Australia have received their new Scarab Mistral.

    Horsham Council, Victoria, Australia have just received their new Scarab Mistral, the sweeper has been mounted on a Hino FG chassis, a popular choice in Australia, Features include HP Water package, Fan Wash, Dual Side Brush, Gutter Broom Tilt to both sides, wide sweep power thrust, detergent wash kit, rubber lining to deflectors, roof mounted overhead boom with spring assist, hopper vibrator, ...

  • United States issues cleanup order to owner of ruptured Refugio Beach oil pipeline

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude oil leaked from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach, Santa Barbara County, Calif. The order requires Plains Pipeline, L.P. (a.k.a. Plains All American Pipeline), the pipeline owner and operator, to continue its cleanup work inland, beachside, ...

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • As Shale Gas Booms, Effects and Sustainability Remain Unclear

    Currently, only three countries are producing shale gas through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on a commercial scale: the United States, Canada, and China. But as several other countries undertake shale resource exploration efforts, a key question remains: What are the impacts of shale gas mining on local economies and the environment? In the Worldwatch Institute’s latest Vital Sign, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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