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07/29/2014

API publishes new industry standard for subsea capping stacks

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – The American Petroleum Institute today published new guidelines for the design, manufacture and use of subsea capping stacks, equipment designed as part of industry’s emergency preparedness in the event of a spill at a wellhead on the ocean floor.

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01/17/2014

Gas Stations

Station owners have taken several important steps to reduce the risks of overfilling incidents that used to occur.

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01/14/2014

Rivers & Lakes

Removal of oil collected in natural eddies or coves is a major priority, as these are often prime feeding and breeding grounds for fish and wildlife.

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01/14/2014

Oceans

In ocean spills, the goal is to prevent the spill from reaching shore, to reduce the impact on marine life and to speed the degradation of any unrecovered oil.

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01/14/2014

Shoreline

Shoreline cleanup must be carefully tailored to distinct ecosystems, including sand, rocks, wetlands and marshes.

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01/14/2014

Land

The highest response priorities in a land spill are to prevent oil from leaching into groundwater or entering waterways as run-off

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