PG&E Launches Next Phase Of Industry-Leading Gas Leak Management Strategy, Expands Use Of Picarro's Leak Detection Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced the next phase in its ongoing plan to improve safety and reduce methane emissions from its gas system through an expanded strategic alliance with Silicon Valley based Picarro Inc.


Long-Term Study Of Mexican Oil Spill May Reveal Future Deepwater Horizon Impacts

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. -- The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will receive approximately $1.25 million over the next three years to work with Mexican colleagues in the southern Gulf of Mexico to look for residual impacts from the Ixtoc I oil spill of 1979-1980 on coastal areas, fisheries and the deep sea. This long-term study will reveal what impacts may be in store 30 years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.


Emergency Response Systems For DHS And The Natural Gas Industry Under Development

DES PLAINES, Il. -- Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has been awarded a project by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a Gas Situational Awareness System (GSAS) to be used for major events that require response by more than one emergency responder, utility or agency.


Newpark Introduces DURA-BASE DEFENDER Liner-Less Spill Containment System

LAFAYETTE, La. -- As regulations for spill management grow increasingly stringent in areas like the U.S. northeast shale region, oil and gas operators require new technologies that will reduce contamination risks, improve on-site safety and minimize overall project costs. Newpark Mats and Integrated Services (NMIS), a unit of Newpark Resources and the leading provider of ground protection solutions, recently unveiled the DURA-BASE DEFENDER liner-less spill containment system.


Genalta Power First To Quantify And Verify Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Flare Gas To Power Operations

CALGARY, Alta. -- Genalta Power has announced that the Cadotte Peace River Power Generating Facility has generated 8,208 tonnes of CO2e carbon offsets for the 2013 calendar year. The project, which converts solution gas into electricity, diverts approximately 680 Gigajoules (GJ) of unprocessed, sour gas away from flare each day. The facility was commissioned in 2012 and is owned and operated by Genalta Power.


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