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02 2020

FEMA Releases 2020 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine

2020-02-10T14:47:52+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

On February 5, 2020, FEMA released the revised 2020 HSEEP Doctrine. This update incorporates feedback and input from exercise planners and practitioners across the country and ensures that HSEEP doctrine, the training course, and corresponding documents continue to best meet the needs of the whole community. HSEEP is flexible, scalable, adaptable, and is for use by [...]

01 2020

2019 Oil tanker spill statistics published

2020-01-13T21:30:53+00:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: News & Articles|

Over the last five decades, the frequency of oil spills from tankers has continued to decrease. The average number of spills of 7 tonnes or more in the 1970s was about 79 per year and has now decreased by over 90 percent to a low of six.   To read more of this article, click [...]

12 2019

Different factors to consider in oil spill clean up: U of S professor

2020-01-03T17:33:24+00:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

Canadian Pacific Railway said its crews are still working diligently to clean up the estimated 1.5 million litres of crude oil that spilled from a derailed train on Dec. 9, and expects to be there for a number of weeks. The spill resulted in a fire that burned for around 24 hours. One University of Saskatchewan professor said remediation [...]

11 2019

Chemical herders could impact oil spill cleanup

2020-01-03T17:29:01+00:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

Oil spills in the ocean can cause devastation to wildlife, so effective cleanup is a top priority. One method to clean up oil spills is by burning, which only works if the oil is heavily concentrated in one area. Research from Johns Hopkins University shows the effects of chemical herders, which are agents that may be used [...]

10 2019

Endangered Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills

2019-10-22T17:07:07+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government proposed a new rule today to designate 302,961 square nautical miles in the Pacific Ocean as critical habitat for three populations of endangered humpback whales. The move could help protect migrating whales from ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and oil spills. The announcement by the National Marine Fisheries Service [...]

09 2019

NJR now provides a new training course — Stop the Bleed

2019-10-09T14:17:00+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

NJ Resources, Inc. is very proud to have in-house staff certified in Stop the Bleed trauma care.  We are now offering half-day and full-day, “beyond tactical” training workshops to schools, office settings, etc. Our training program includes certified instructor-led classroom material as well as, in-depth hands on experiences, tactical exercises, engaged mental challenges, and [...]

08 2019

BSEE director focuses industry attention on offshore safety performance and environmental stewardship at key meetings

2019-09-05T17:25:07+00:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

NEW ORLEANS – Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle met with staff and offshore energy representatives at key meetings in the Gulf of Mexico region this week to underscore the importance of safe and environmentally sustainable operations. He delivered remarks at both the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) Well Control [...]

08 2019

2019 Guidelines for the U.S. Coast Guard OSRO Classification Program

2019-08-14T20:28:49+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

The Marine Safety Information Bulletin announces the 2019 update to the Guidelines for the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) Classification Program. These updates are a collaborative effort between the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-MER), the National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC), and Coast Guard subject matter experts to more closely align the program [...]

07 2019

Permian producers may need to spend more or consider mergers

2019-08-05T21:25:34+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News & Articles|

As the sweet spots of the booming Permian Basin are drilled, oil companies will need to either spend more money or consider mergers and acquisitions to keep up their crude production volumes, according to the energy research firm Wood Mackenzie. The conundrum is that Wall Street is punishing the stocks of public energy companies that [...]