Industry News

10Mar / 2015

The Onshore Energy Services Group Publish a Series of Factsheets

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The onshore energy services group (OESG) have a series of factsheets published on their site to inform on aspects of the oil and gas industry. Each factsheet provides a very useful resource for policymakers and public stakeholders to understand the processes of extracting energy, along with the risks, the safeguards employed to protect against these risks, and the regulatory framework within which oil and gas extraction takes place.

 

All the factsheets can be found on this link www.oesg.org.uk/resources/factsheets

10Mar / 2015

Live from a landfill

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Ground-gas solutions is involved in the Greenhouse gAs Uk and Global Emissions project (GAUGE) utilising the innovative methodologies developed as part of the ACUMEN project to measure methane emissions from the landfill surface. Read about the GAUGE project here in the latest NERC magazine:

 

http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/spr15-landfill.pdf

 

Find out more about the GAUGE project here http://www.greenhouse-gases.org.uk/gauge

 

For further information on the ACUMEN project (Assessing Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-operational landfills) the website is here https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/acumen-assessing-capturing-and-utilising-methane-from-expired-and-non-operational-landfills

 

10Mar / 2015

BS8485 Code of Practice Revision

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The revision of BS8485 Code of practice for the characterization and remediation from ground gas in affected developments is underway and the draft has now been released and is available to view and comment here: http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/54404 .

 

The draft incorporates significant additional technical information from its original and introduces changes and clarifications to the scoring matrix for gas protection.  Verification in line with C735 is included within the draft.

 

If you want to comment, you have till the 30th April 2015 !

12Feb / 2015

EIC publish their position paper on tackling the risk of Radon

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Peter Atchison, Chairman of EIC Contaminated Land Working Group says “The health risks from exposure to high levels of radon have been well-understood for many years, but the issue remains low in terms of public awareness or political focus. EIC has produced this position paper on radon to raise awareness of both these risks and the actions that can be taken to mitigate them among government, regulators, developers, building owners and occupiers and related professional advisers. EIC’s aim is to present a balanced picture of risks and mitigation opportunities to avoid unnecessary anxiety