California To Implement New Safety Regulations For Oil Refineries

October 30th, 2014

Setting new safety regulations is on the agenda for the State of California.
It has become necessary to look into safer work practices with the advent of aging refineries that were not set up with proper safety practices that would help eliminate accidents.

Failures in equipment, injury and loss of life in the oil and gas industry are … Read More...

Pipeline Containing Condensate Catches Fire

October 29th, 2014

In eastern Ohio a pipeline carrying condensate which is produced oil and gas processing caught fire.

It burned several acres of Monroe County woodland and burned for several hours before before the pipeline pressure dropped low enough for the fire to burn itself out.
The pipeline is owned by a joint venture between Dominion and Caiman Energy II.… Read More...

Is Water-free Fracking the Answer to The Concerns of Those Against Hydraulic Fracturing?

October 29th, 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing has been used commercially in the natural gas industry since 1949. In recent years, the process’ impacts on the environment have become a major concern for executives within the industry as well as residents of towns where the technology is used.

Now new waterless-fracking technologies are being introduced in the industry. Instead of water, the new … Read More...

When To Sell Your Oilfield Service Company

October 28th, 2014

Is it a good time to sell your oilfield service company when oil prices are up?
Are you thinking you missed out on the opportunity to sell when profits were good and now oil prices have plummeted?

Then again you may not have missed the boat after all as in the long run the boat has not sailed … Read More...

The Importance of Reclamation and Remediation in the Oil and Gas Industry

October 27th, 2014

While the environment impacts of hydraulic fracking were never considered a priority in the past, it is now front and center in the discussions on shale and tight oil mining. These days, companies are looking into new fracking technologies that limit the damage to the environment, as well as into processes that will reverse possible damages; environmental managers … Read More...

Explosion Problems In the Oil Drilling Industry

October 26th, 2014

Working in the oil and gas industry is very good pay but has more deaths from fires and explosions than any other private industry.

The oil and gas industry employs less than 1 percent of the U.S. workforce, but in the past five years it has had more than 10 percent of all workplace fatalities from fires and … Read More...

Fracking With Diesel In Drilling

October 25th, 2014

Government guidelines intended to protect drinking water require fracking companies to obtain permits before using diesel energy power in the process. This is in order to control and restrict the diesel from reaching depths that will affect the source of our drinking water.
Diesel contains components that can cause health problems so there has to be a way … Read More...

BC To Set The Cleanest LNG Facilities In The World

October 23rd, 2014

British Columbia’s Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation On October 20, 2014 for the management of greenhouse gas emissions from the province’s burgeoning liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
Reports have it that the objective is to ensure that BC has the cleanest LNG facilities in the world with an intensity benchmark of 0.16 carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) tonnes … Read More...

Removing Export Barriers For U.S. Crude Oil

October 23rd, 2014

This report shows by removing export barriers for U.S. crude oil this could lead to higher domestic production, create more jobs, lower the trade deficit, and put downward pressure on gasoline prices.

America is the world’s largest producer of natural gas and projected leader in oil which could allow free trade in energy which will mean more jobs.… Read More...

FortisBC’s Expansion Construction For LNG Facility

October 22nd, 2014

The expansion will allow FortisBC to meet the growing demand for natural gas and supports the Government of British Columbia’s goal of creating a strong LNG industry in the province.

Demand for LNG has pushed FortisBC to start construction on its $400 million Tilbury LNG Facility expansion project.
This is very interesting news for B.C.’s growing LNG industry, … Read More...