Colorado controls oil and gas fumes from plants and pipelines

In Platteville, Colorado  fumes from an Andarko plant are being controlled by making several changes in the valves and technology used in current pipelines and plants today. First off there are no storage tanks which is the main source of toxic fumes. Valves that hiss steadily at old-style facilities are replaced by “low-bleed” valves that pollute only in tight spurts. Automatic igniters burn off waste gas instead of venting. A radio tower relays pipeline pressure changes, tipping off trouble to dispatchers who can send responders,…

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How does the cold weather affect natural gas

How does the cold weather affect natural gas In the past few weeks temperatures all across the Midwest have been in the teens. Snow, sleet, ice and rain have all been a problem for many businesses. Employees have not been able to get to work on time or at all. The weather hasn’t just affected the people but also the petro fuel. The cold has affected electricity generation systems that use natural gas to run. Prices have gone up and supply has gone down.  In 10…

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The Alaska program ends

Shell has announced that their results for 2013 were not as high as they had expected them to be in terms of cash flow and product output in Alaska due to changes in landscape as well as security issues in Nigeria. Delays to non operated projects around the world was also an issue. “With North American natural gas prices remaining low, the company said it particularly plans to focus on restructuring and improving profitability in its North American upstream operations.” Shell has also stated that…

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