Oil, coal and gas under federal government-owned lands constitute up to half of the potential emissions from all remaining U.S. fossil fuels, according to the analysis by EcoShift, Reuters reported.
A NuVista Energy pipeline leaked about 629 barrels of oil and water emulsion. The leak, 31 miles northeast of Rainbow Lake, Alberta, was identified Aug. 14, Reuters said.
Some companies and labor groups see opportunity to create demand for new technologies and jobs focused on methane and pollutant leak prevention under the EPA's proposed regulations, Reuters said.
Proposed methane standards are expected to reduce the equivalent of 7.7 million to 9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2025, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters said.
Enbridge Pipelines Inc., TransCanada Corp. and Kinder Morgan Canada signed a joint industry partnership to research aerial-based leak detection technologies for pipeline safety. Various technologies will be tested.
Maxxeon Inc. introduced the WorkStar 2003 for fluorescent magnetic particle and penetrant testing.
DNV GL has established a joint industry project (JIP) focused on leak detection. Twenty key industry players are partnering to develop a best practice for designing and implementing offshore leak detection systems.
Vilter Manufacturing LLC, introduced its next-generation vapor recovery units (VRUs), which feature hermetically sealed Copeland Scroll compressors, horizontal lube oil stabilizer and the ROC827 controller.
The system displays gas concentrations up to 500 parts per million, fault codes for troubleshooting, prompts when calibration is needed and provides a complete status to the respective control room.
The software-based enhancement module uses negative pressure wave monitoring for rupture events, acoustic signature recognition of high pressure leaks, distributed temperature gradient sensing and ground-heave strain monitoring.
Transaction by Sterling Partners portfolio company expands leading energy pipeline inspection provider’s presence in Bakken Shale region.