Oil & Gas Sector’s Emission Intensity Rose, Water Use Fell in 2010: CAPP

For those who do not know what CAPP means; they call them the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), as well as GHG also known as the Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The CAPP raised intensity 3% in 2010, primarily due to rising production of oil sands and unconventional gas. “In the oil sands, GHG emissions intensity (GHG emissions per barrel of oil sands production) increased by 2% from 2009, after two years of decreasing emissions intensities,” CAPP states, but in their second annual Responsible Canadian Energy…

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14 Killed in Chemical Plant Explosion

In the article http://www.firedirect.net/index.php/2011/11/14-killed-in-chemical-plant-explosion/ they say Melamine Production Unit in Xintai was being repaired and maintained until the chemical explosion which killed 14 workers. What caused the explosion? No one knows . . . In the country of China, more industrial accidents occur due to the basic safety measures. The explosion happened late Saturday Afternoon,” four workers were killed in the explosion, ten died at the hospital, while five other workers were injured which at the moment are announced in a stable condition and soon…

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FOX PETROLEUM ACQUIRES RENFRO, CAMERON PARISH PIPELINES

“Fox Petroleum announced that it is acquiring Renfro Energy LLC and Cameron Parish Pipelines LLC for three-hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) in cash.” Among all of the pipeline encounters and devastating accidents the Fox Petroleum is proudly to announce of their $300,000 full on cash for this Renfro Energy LLC as well as Cameron Parish Pipelines LLC which will start producing between 15-20 barrels a day which adds to 600 barrels per month. Renfro Energy LLC is located in Dallas, Texas, which developed in March of…

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Steel Plant Blast Burns Three Men

Ever wondered what would happen if you introduce water and molten steel inside a plant’s electric arc furnace? Well, Australian Workers Union Branch Secretary Richard Downie said “It explodes for one; two men had been released from the hospital due to their minor burnt injuries. The third man was in the Royal North Shore Hospital Burns Unit.” The explosion occurred Thursday, November 24th, 2011 at 12:33AM, the furnace crew was removing a partly melted “skull” of scrap from the inside of the plant’s electric arc…

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Oil Spill: BP to Pay $25 Million Fine for 2006 Pipeline Leak

What happened to the most expensive oil spill Alaska has ever encountered? Since 2006 BP Alaska Oil Field Pipeline Company is still in the process of paying a large amount of settlement for the leakage that occurred at its Prudhoe Bay oil field. Because of this major oil spill in 2006, the federal government states that the company is landed on criminal probation. “The settlement, which still needs court approval after a 30-day public comment period, was touted by federal regulators at a press conference…

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Drilling in 2012- Pennsylvania loses its Spot light!

The Marcellus Shale oil is still rising which is good news for those of us in the oil and gas industry, the bad news is that landowners may find that signing lease deals isn’t as easy anymore.  We find out that Pennsylvania isn’t going to be the only one with the Marcellus Shale drilling as New York, West Virginia and Ohio are becoming the center of attention for drilling as well because of the Utica shale, which lies under the Marcellus formation. “The biggest unpredictable…

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GVC Sales rep married!!

Nina Prohorenko, inside sales rep of GVC, was married on January 7, 2012.   It was a beautiful wedding!  Nina looked stunning, she looked like a princess right out of a fairy tale!  Guests followed bride and groom to the Petroleum Club, where the reception was held. Laura Parker was in attendance with her daughter, Emerson.  Emerson was supposed to be the flower girl.  She did arrive at the church, dressed and ready to go, just 45 minutes late!  So, Emerson got to walk down the…

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NACE – Compliant Double Block & Bleed Valves

http://www.ogpe.com/articles/print/volume-56/issue-8/Refining/nace-compliant-double-block-and-bleed-valves.html Do you know what DBBV stands for? Well for those who do not know it stands for, it is also known as the Double Block and Bleed Valve. What does a DBBV do?  DBBV unveiled to deliver a second level of isolation often mandated by refineries and production facilities. The DBBV operates up to 3,600PSI and 450 Degrees Fahrenheit/ 232 Degrees Celsius with the seal options. What do they comprise? They comprise a secondary ball/sealing surface to retain pressure in the event that the…

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