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FUGITIVE EMISSIONS COMPONENTS (QUAD Oa) – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) has now reached beyond chemical and O&G processing plants to the O&G upstream and midstream facilities with the release of 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOOa on June 3, 2016 (effective August 2, 2016). The leak detection rules directly affect well sites and compressor stations constructed, modified, or reconstructed after September [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Air Quality, Compliance, Industry News, OTA Service, Science and Technology|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on FUGITIVE EMISSIONS COMPONENTS (QUAD Oa) – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rules Changing Making it Hard for Operators to Keep Up

As rules change throughout the years, operators have a difficult time keeping up. In lieu with that comes enforcement. You might recall those TCEQ contracted helicopters that fly over production sites taking readings from emission plumes, as part of the state’s research. Recently, the TCEQ has purchased their own (red) helicopter to conduct similar surveys. [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Industry News, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , |Comments Off on Rules Changing Making it Hard for Operators to Keep Up

Drilling on the Decline, Yet EPA Air Quality Regulations on the Incline

In 2014, for the first time in history the US oil production growth exceeded global oil demand growth. Had oil prices remained at ~$100/bbl and US operators continued on their course to keep ~2,000 rigs at work, the US oil production growth was on track to continue to exceed global oil demand growth through the [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Categories: Air Quality, Compliance, Industry News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Drilling on the Decline, Yet EPA Air Quality Regulations on the Incline