Oil & Gas
Spills at oil and gas sites are bad news. They can pose a significant risk to the team working on the site, contaminate the immediate environment, and even have the potential to create long-term health issues in the surrounding regions. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has strict regulations in place for oil and gas companies to follow. Part of these EPA regulations includes the use of secondary spill containment as part of the oil containment solution.
Based on past events, it has become clear that inland spills are costly and damaging to the environment. The Keystone Pipeline oil spill in South Dakota in November 2017 resulted in a leak of about 210,000 gallons of oil. Incidents like this can and should be prevented, and prevention can be only done with adequate preparedness.
Have you faced difficult situations at your facility or at a fracking site in regards to containing oil, wastewater or flowback spills? Containing oil spills is a common challenge faced by several industry players.
The process of sampling has been identified as a task that comes with risks, as stated in the first part of this blog article series.
More oil and gas deposits, greater revenues, and a positive outlook are all setting the industry up for rapid expansion, which is helpful to the nation’s economy and creates job opportunities. However, more opportunities in the oil and gas industry lead to more workers facing risks at extraction sites that could result in accidents and fatalities.
Across the United States, businesses and towns have faced the severe impacts of chemical and oil spills. These spills date back decades, and their devastating effects are proof of the necessity of spill containment.