Oil Spill Monitoring News

  • Kingspan Titan Extends Product Range in Premium Oil Tank Sector

    Kingspan Titan, the global leader in Energy Storage Solutions, has just launched the latest addition to its slimline oil tank portfolio.   The ESSL1000 has a total footprint of only 1.52m2 and offers safe and secure heating oil storage at premises where space is limited and access restrictions may apply.   “The ESSL1000 has an exceptional ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • NOC contributes to a new free online course

    Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year Dr Val Byfield from the NOC said “Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to the development of some of the data products available from this ...

  • Reference Pressure Transmitters - Top-Class Pressure Transmitters

    Pressure Transmitters with Mathematical Compensation Keller AG has now redefined the state-of-the-art in high precision pressure measurement technology with its Series 33 X and 35 X pressure transmitters. A floating measurement cell, totally digital signal processing, compensation with mathematical accuracy and a highly dynamic microprocessor – these assets produce reference accuracies ...

  • Evok Innovations Announces Winner of Cleantech Pitch Session at GLOBE 2016

    Evok Innovations ("Evok"), announced late yesterday the winner of the Cleantech Pitch Session, FREDsense Technologies at the GLOBE 2016 Innovation Expo—the exposition portion of North America's largest and most influential sustainable-business leadership summit. FREDsense Technologies develops biosensors that detect contaminants in water. Founded by a team of biochemists that are passionate ...


    By GLOBE Series

  • WKC at Petro Environment 2016

    WKC have been invited to present three papers at this year’s Petro Environment Symposium and Exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, between February 22nd – 24th. Held under the patronage of of H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Governor of the Eastern Province, and endorsed by Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, this unique ...


    By WKC Group

  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed Peregrine falcon species to harmful hydrocarbons

    Migrating tundra peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) experienced increased levels of harmful hydrocarbons in their blood following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study finds. Blood from juvenile females was found to have the highest levels of contamination. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which lasted from April 20 to July 15 2010, dumped 4.9 million ...

  • 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

  • U.S EPA requires California companies to improve oil spill prevention plans

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the resolution of a series of settlements under the Clean Water Act with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., in Newark, Calif., and Cargill Corporation, in Fullerton, Calif., for violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations. Safety-Kleen will pay a $90,000 penalty and Cargill will pay a $45,000 penalty to resolve the violations at ...

  • 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, ...

  • Antarctic ecosystems suffer toxic impacts of petrochemical lubricants over the long term

    Petrochemical lubricants have toxic effects on Antarctic seafloor ecosystems even after five years of degradation, a new study suggests. Examining the impacts of a standard lubricant and one marketed as biodegradable, the researchers were able to show that algae, which form the basis of the food chain, remained affected even after five years. Furthermore, the biodegradable lubricant appeared to ...

  • NIH Still Active in Gulf Region Five Years After Oil Spill

    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively working with Gulf region community partners, to learn if any human health problems resulted from the disaster and establish a new research response plan to be better prepared for future disasters. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, is ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA News Advisory: ASIG Sand Island Fuel Spill Response Update 2/6/15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continue response operations to recover spilled jet fuel at the Airport Service Group International (ASIG) facility on Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. EPA is leading the response effort and working with DOH’s Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response branch and ASIG. NEW- Please visit EPA’s ...

  • EPA leads effort to contain jet fuel spill on Sand Island

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the continued cleanup of spilled jet fuel at a tank farm facility on the Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. The order requires Airport Service Group International (ASIG), the facility operator, and Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp., the facility owner, to proceed with cleanup work that will prevent ...

  • Analytik Jena AG: multi EA 5000 — Determination of Chlorine in Crude Oil

    The fast and reliable determination of chlorine in crude oil and related matrices is important for refineries. The chlorine content in crude oil and its fractions is the main reason of corrosion, which causes considerable damage to pipelines and tanks and leads to catalyst poisoning. Monitoring methods based on combustion followed by coulometric titration have a great tendency to incomplete ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • City tries to repair contaminated water system after spill

    Authorities were scrambling to decontaminate a water treatment plant serving 6,000 eastern Montana residents after a cancer-causing component of oil was found downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill. Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in Saturday's spill. As residents of Glendive lined up at a distribution center to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Safe and reliable – On-line monitoring of salt content in crude oil as per ASTM D3230

    Monitoring the chloride in crude oil after desalting is crucial to check the desalting process efficiency and to prevent corrosion problems in downstream processes. Metrohm Applikon presents a total solution based on the ADI 2045TI Ex proof Process Analyzer using conductivity detection as per ASTM D3230. ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Deepwater Horizon oil causes heart problems in developing fish embryos

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is likely to have damaged large numbers of tuna and amberjack fish embryos, new research suggests. Fish embryos exposed to oil samples taken during the spill developed abnormalities in their hearts and, consequently, their spines, fins and eyes. This is likely to have caused population declines in these commercially important species, the researchers conclude. In ...

  • Nigerian Fishermen Reject Shell`s $50 Million

    Thousands of Nigerian fishermen have rejected an offer of $50 million from Royal Dutch Shell for "some of the largest oil spills in history," their British lawyers said Friday after winning a landmark court ruling. Shell already accepts responsibility for paying compensation and cleaning up spills caused by its own failures. But the London High Court decided that Shell can be held legally liable ...


    By Associated Press

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Announces Their Success at OTC 2014

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces a successful 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX May 5-8.  Exploration and production was the main focus of the show and Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments stood out as one of the companies with a singular focus on oil in water monitoring solutions. With a complete product line of fluorescence technology based continuous ...

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