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Hollywood Gets it Wrong

Last week Hollywood premièred its movie version of the Deepwater Horizon incident and typical of movie versions of disasters altered the facts. BP criticized the film as inaccurate, and released a statement, "The Deepwater Horizon movie is Hollywood's take on ...

Marathon Refinery in Canton, Ohio Focuses on Condensates

The 85 year old Marathon refinery in Canton, Ohio is retooled to reap the rewards of processing the Utica shales’ condensates. The condensates are naturally low in sulfur, an element that federal regulations wants removed from fuels. The condensates are ...

First Shipment of U.S. Shale Gas arrives in Scotland

The first shipment of U.S. shale gas to the UK arrived in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, but strong winds delayed docking. The 27,500 M3 of ethane from shale gas is scheduled for delivery to the Grangemouth petrochemical plant, and ...

PEMEX has another Offshore Incident

Mexican oil company, PEMEX has been plagued by safety incidents in recent months. The latest is a fire on a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico. The tanker, Burgos, off the coast of Boca del Rio, Veracruz state caught fire ...

Man Overboard Alert

The danger of falling overboard from a moving vessel or platform is a life threatening hazard in the offshore oil and gas and fishing industries. A new compact, water activated device, ALERT2 Man-Overboard Alarm System has been developed by Emerald ...

RSPEA Releases Strategic Plan for Future Growth

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Oil Prices Rise 2%

The market price of oil rose 2% on Sept 21 in response to the third week of surprising drops in U.S. crude oil stockpiles. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported crude inventories fell 6.2 million barrels the week of Sept ...

Impact of One Drop per Second

Very small leaks are often ignored as insignificant on land based oil and gas equipment. Recent studies show that one drop of oil or gas per second can add up to 420 gallons per year. Land based operations face less ...

Marine Conservation

Last week 90 countries participated in the 3rd International conference on marine conservation of the world’s oceans. Over $5.3 billion was pledged to combat the dangers of pollution, climate change and over-fishing. U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced ...