In a report released on corrosion inside diesel fuel underground storage tanks (USTs), the EPA found moderate or severe corrosion that could affect metal components inside both steel and fiberglass underground tank systems.
Anthony “RG” Gonzales is a superintendent with Ref-Chem, an oil and gas support company. He and his crew were about to weld a piece of metal inside the Navitas Plant in West Texas when they smelled gas.
The EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that XTO Energy, Inc. (XTO), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations.
The pipeline safety act signed by President Obama last week after being unanimously passed in both the House and Senate gives the secretary of Transportation the power to quickly issue emergency orders for the pipeline industry if an incident exposes a widespread problem.
A Philadelphia refinery’s plans to expand operations is drawing opposition from local residents, clergy members and environmental activists who say it will emit toxic emissions and endanger the health of people living nearby.
Safety improvements benefit everyone, according to the Executive Director of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), who expounded upon that theme in a speech earlier this year at Oil Gas Denmark’s Task Force Zero (TFZ) event in Esbjerg,