Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Total would like you to forget that it has two gas leaks spewing right now

Maybe if they only talk about one of them, the public will think it’s the only one…

The leak at its Obite natural gas site has forced the company to evacuate those nearby and led to daily monitoring of air and water surrounding the plant in Nigeria’s Rivers state. However, Total’s Nigerian subsidiary hasn’t made any public statement about the leak since it likely began following an incident March 20, though the company has given near-daily updates about a similar leak at a plant off the United Kingdom in the North Sea.

via The Oil Drum | Drumbeat: April 14, 2012.



Iran tankers turn off transponders, but it’s pretty obvious where they’re going

It has long been assumed Iran would sell most of the oil shunned by Europe to China, its long-term strategic and commercial ally. But until now there has been scant proof.

India, however, has been buying oil on Iranian ships on extended credit for several months, industry sources say.

via THE DAILY STAR :: Business :: Middle East :: Iran employs off-radar oil shipping tactics to counter Western sanctions.



Methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure

Alvarez, Pacala, Winebrake, Chameides and Hamburg, “Greater focus needed on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sceinces of the United States of America, 2012.

Full article: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/04/02/1202407109.full.pdf+html