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Polk Breaks Ground at Recycling Facility in Eagle Ford

Polk Operating, LLC, an oilfield waste management company headquartered in North Texas, announced Wednesday it broke ground on its permitted Polk Karnes R3 Facility in Karnes County, Texas. This commercial stationary recycling facility in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale Play will remediate oil-based drilling fluid and cuttings into a road base for commercial use, with no waste material. This will be Polk's second oilfield waste recycling location, as the company currently operates a similar facility in Jefferson County, Oklahoma.

15 February 2013 , 10:22Neftegaz.ru11850

Oil Additive Harming Seabirds

Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.

13 February 2013 , 13:11Dan CossinsNeftegaz.RU8110

ExxonMobil Supports Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief and Recovery

American Red Cross to Receive $1 million in Assistance

06 November 2012 , 09:55Neftegaz.RU8670

In the world of well construction and completion, fluids are one piece of what can be a very complicated puzzle.

It's known as mud. If only it were that simple.

27 August 2012 , 17:19Neftegaz.RU9400

Scientists Surveying the Chukchi Sea for Future Oil, Gas Development

In consideration of the growing interest in Arctic oil and gas development, a group of marine scientists embarked on Monday to begin a survey of the Chukchi Sea, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said.

14 August 2012 , 11:52Neftegaz.RU14800

Colorado: Bopco proposes Piceance treatment plant

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposed water treatment plant west of Meeker, Colo., to treat produced water from oil and gas activity in the Piceance Basin and discharge it into Yellow Creek.

14 February 2012 , 13:58Neftegaz.RU11990

White House feels pressure on oil pipeline

The State Department’s support of a controversial oil-pipeline project is putting pressure on the White House to move forward after three years, despite objections from environmentalists.

08 October 2011 , 12:19By Tim Devaney - The Washington TimesNeftegaz.RU12000

With time, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) parts wear out, regulatory requirements tighten, and operational costs rise. Water professionals seeking solutions to these and other issues will converge at WEFTEC.11, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center

With time, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) parts wear out, regulatory requirements tighten, and operational costs rise. Water professionals seeking solutions to these and other issues will converge at WEFTEC.11, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, USA from October 15 through 19. Solutions to some of the industry's toughest wastewater treatment challenges will be displayed at the Siemens booth. In addition to helping get new plants up and running, Siemens' wastewater systems and solutions also enable aging plants to extend product lifecycle, maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and meet ongoing regulations.

07 October 2011 , 18:29Neftegaz.RU15410

AED 1 million award instituted on the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to raise environmental awareness across all spectrums of Emirati society

In line with the directives laid down by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahd, in co-operation with the Higher Committee of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, announced the establishment of the Emirates Appreciation Prize for the Environment yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 15).

18 September 2011 , 14:36Neftegaz.RU11560

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, held in February 2008.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, held in February 2008.

24 August 2011 , 18:03Neftegaz.RU15980

Shell, governments agree funding for Canadian CO2 storage project

Shell today announced it had signed agreements with the Governments of Alberta and Canada to secure $865 million in funding for its Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project in Canada.

24 June 2011 , 12:16Neftegaz.RU26230

Gazprom Neft completes the sale of the first Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) under the Kyoto Protocol

Gazprom Neft announces that it has become the first Russian oil company to complete the sale of Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol.

20 May 2011 , 08:13Neftegaz.RU13450

Siemens introduces eco turbines

Siemens Energy division will unveil its latest range of highly efficient industrial gas turbines at the 1st Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium (METS) to be held in Doha, Qatar this week.

14 February 2011 , 08:05Neftegaz.RU130

Halliburton Worker on Smoke Break Missed BP Well Data

A Halliburton Co. technician missed key signals that BP Plc’s doomed Macondo well was on the verge of blowing out because he was taking a smoking break, a federal investigative panel heard

08 December 2010 , 08:26Bloomberg27600

Hungary State To Take Control of Company Responsible for Toxic Spill

Hungary's prime minister on Monday blamed "human negligence" for a spill of toxic red sludge that killed eight people last week, and said the government would take control of the company responsible

12 October 2010 , 12:48Reuters15660

A Second Toxic Spill is Likely in Hungary

Hungary says there is growing risk of a new spill of toxic sludge from the damaged reservoir that has already caused the country's worst-ever environmental catastrophe.

11 October 2010 , 01:40Radio Free Europe15980

Hungary Ecological Catastrophe

The toxic red sludge that burst out of a Hungarian factory's reservoir reached the mighty Danube

07 October 2010 , 19:44Associated Press23980

Development of Shtokman deposit not to damage Barents Sea ecology

 

Implementation of the Shtokman project will not damage the environment of the Barents Sea, claimed many participants in the Second Arctic International Economic Forum, rounding off in Murmansk on Sunday.

04 October 2010 , 13:24ITAR-TASS14290

BP oil spill fines to go to Gulf states

A large portion of fines that BP Plc may pay for its role in the worst oil spill in U.S. history should go toward fixing the damage caused to Gulf Coast states, a federal official said on Tuesday

29 September 2010 , 06:41Reuters16570

Strict Rules for Regulators on Ties to the Oil Industry

The Obama administration on Tuesday ordered federal offshore-oil regulators to recuse themselves from official actions involving companies that employ their family members or close friends. It also placed new restrictions on regulators' oversight of companies they once worked for.

01 September 2010 , 12:24The Wall Street Journal12830

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