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13 Oil Refineries Released Dangerous Concentrations of Benzene in 2020

13 Oil Refineries Released Dangerous Concentrations of Benzene in 2020

Since Benzene has been linked to various cancers, the EPA requires oil refining plants to monitor its levels in the vicinity of the facilities to protect the surrounding communities.
According to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project, at least 13 refineries released benzene in...

U.S. Oil Tank Gaugers Dying from Preventable Hydrocarbon Gas Exposure

U.S. Oil Tank Gaugers Dying from Preventable Hydrocarbon Gas Exposure

Oil and gas companies are well aware of the hazards facing oil field storage tank workers doing fluid transfers, sampling, and manual tank gauging. A dangerous mix of chemicals and pressure in oil tanks amplifies the risk of toxic gas inhalation, oxygen deprivation, and death for workers in the...



5 Restaurants Suing their Insurers for Denying Valid Coronavirus Claims

5 Restaurants Suing their Insurers for Denying Valid Coronavirus Claims

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every business in America, but none more so than restaurants. Restaurants and other food businesses, like bars, coffee shops, and bakeries, typically carry significant debt and need steady cash flow to stay afloat.
It was bad enough when these...

What Causes Oil Refinery Explosions?

What Causes Oil Refinery Explosions?

Since Samuel Kier’s first U.S. oil refinery converted crude oil into lamp oil in Pittsburgh in 1853, petroleum refining in the U.S. has become big business. By 2014, the U.S. had become the largest net exporter of refined petroleum. By January 2019, the U.S. boasted 132 operating petroleum...

What Causes Oil Rig Blowouts?

What Causes Oil Rig Blowouts?

Rig blowouts are some of the most devastating and costly events in oil and gas industry.
Land rig blowouts are incredibly destructive, shooting tons of rock, mud, sand, flammable fluids, and fire across drilling sites with extreme force. Offshore blowouts are equally dangerous. The 2010...

Ultimate Guide to Winning Your North Dakota Oilfield Injury Claim

Ultimate Guide to Winning Your North Dakota Oilfield Injury Claim

For those who love working outdoors, meeting great people, and making good money, Bakken oil rig workers and North Dakota oilfield drivers have some of the best jobs around. Unfortunately, these lucrative jobs come with a catch. North Dakota oil field jobs rank among the United States’ most...