Environment & Safety

Elliott group receives SIL 3 safety certification

JEANNETTE, PA — Elliott Group, a global provider of rotating equipment for the oil & gas, power generation, and process industries, announced that its Pneumatic Trip System, with or without partial stroke actuation, has received the IEC 61508 SIL 3 Capable safety certification.

New Zealand military called in after pipeline leak hits air travel

WELLINGTON (Reuters) — New Zealand called in its defense force on Monday to help move fuel around the country after a burst oil pipeline triggered a jet fuel shortage, causing dozens of flight cancellations and disrupting the plans of thousands of airline passengers.

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) — More than 22,000 bbl of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the US Coast Guard shows.

Greek oil spill spreads to Athens Riviera

ATHENS (Reuters) — Crews scrambled on Wednesday to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.

Magellan Midstream probes big Texas fuel spill during Harvey floods

(Reuters) — Magellan Midstream Partners LP said on Tuesday it was investigating the cause of a nearly 11,000-bbl gasoline spill from two above-ground fuel storage tanks at its Houston-area terminal in Texas during Hurricane Harvey.

Pemex expects Salina Cruz refinery to be back online in 3–4 weeks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — Mexican state oil company Pemex expects Salina Cruz refinery, the country’s largest, to be up and running in three or four weeks once it has repaired the electrical system damaged by an earthquake last week.

US Coast Guard, EPA cleaning up a dozen Texas chemical spills after Harvey

HOUSTON (Reuters) — The US Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said.

Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline upgrade challenged by Minnesota govt

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) — Enbridge Inc's upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline hit an obstacle on Monday after the US state of Minnesota told a regulatory committee that it has no need for the project, and that the existing pipe should be shut.

US Gulf refiners rumble back to life, piece by piece

HOUSTON (Reuters) — US refineries are restarting after Hurricane Harvey forced them to shut down two weeks ago, raising the risk of fires and explosions that could prolong fuel supply disruption as plants simultaneously reheat units and reactivate catalysts.

Largest US refinery restarts production after Harvey

HOUSTON (Reuters) — The largest US refinery was restarting production on Monday for the first time since being shut nearly two weeks ago by Hurricane Harvey, said sources familiar with plant operations.