Oil Refinery Law

Fire Is Out At California Refinery

A fire at the Torrence Refining Co. has nearby residents on edge as local firefighters begin to investigate the incident. Three dozen firefighters responded to the call on Saturday morning after reports of an oil refinery explosion. According to officials, they were able to extinguish the blaze in 30 minutes. The fire and possible explosion are a… read more

What Causes Oil Refinery Explosions?

Oil makes the world go round. It is a required part of our modern culture, and without it, civilization would crumble with frightening speed. It’s used to power personal vehicles and shipping trucks, heating and electricity generation, as well as being used in the manufacture of chemicals/plastics/synthetic materials, and dozens of other extremely common uses…. read more

Differences Between Onshore and Offshore Drilling

Drilling for oil involves breaking through layers of the earth’s surface to reach deposits of hydrocarbons. Drilling takes place onshore below the subsoil of the earth and offshore below the earth’s seabed. Onshore drilling Onshore drilling is done on land and not over water. The rigs are moved in by ground transportation and many times… read more

Oil Rig Dangers

Working on an oil rig is one of the most dangerous jobs, and workers are exposed to a number of hazards every day. Oil rig workers face hazards from basic structural and environmental hazards to those associated with the chemicals they use to do their jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that working on… read more

Biggest Oil Rigs in Texas

Oil production in Texas has more than doubled since January 1999, when the state produced over 39 million barrels. As of August 2015, 106 million barrels were produced from over 176,000 oil wells across the state of Texas, marking the highest year oil production in the history of the United States. Texas continues to make… read more

Most Common Deadly Types of Oil Rig Accidents

Offshore oil extraction is an extremely dangerous job. Workers are constantly exposed to hazardous conditions such as harsh weather, heavy machinery and flammable materials which often result in offshore accidents and lead to serious injuries for the workers involved. Understanding the dangers of offshore work, as well as the most common causes of oil rig… read more

Respiratory Protection When Working with Gas

What is respiratory protection? Respiratory protection comes in the form of a protective device that covers the nose and mouth or the entire face that protects people from inhaling hazardous gases. They may also have air-purifying elements that eliminate contaminates from the air or supply the wearer with clean air. When do employees need respiratory… read more