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Re: oil industry (in Russia and elsewhere)

Slow time on the P2 network so I thought I'd send something...

Here is a list of Environmental Defense Fund (i.e., my) publications on the
tank, refining, and pipeline aspects of the oil industry.  Please email my
assistant, monique@edf.org, if you are interested in any of the
publications listed.  By the way, the API information listed below barely
covers P2 strategies, largely focusing on recycling and other forms of
waste minimization (e.g., preventing fines from entering sewers).

Aboveground Tanks:

A Survey of API Members' Aboveground Storage Tank Facilities (July 1994): A
Critical Analysis.

Testimony on aboveground tank legislation before the Subcommittee on
Transportation and Hazardous Materials of the U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Energy and Commerce, 1994.

Underground Tanks:

"Improvements to EPA's Underground Storage Tank Regulations: Advice to
State/Local Regulators and Tank Insurers for Increased Leak Prevention,"
Conference on Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water:
Prevention, Detection and Restoration, sponsored by the National Water Well
Association and the American Petroleum Institute, 1989.

Citizen Action: An Ounce of Prevention, A Citizens' Series on Leaking
Underground Storage Tanks, Part 2, Lois Epstein and Kathie Stein, 1990


Ranking Refineries: What Do We Know About Oil Refinery Pollution From
Right-to-Know Data?, Lois Epstein, Stephen Greetham and Anna Karuba, 1995
($10/$25 for the Appendices).

"A Review of Pollution Prevention Strategies for Petroleum Refineries,"
National Petroleum Refiners Association Refinery and Petrochemical Plant
Environmental Conference, 1994.

Reinventing Refineries: A Community Guide to Preventing Pollution at Oil
Refineries, co-authored with Matthew Wiener of Citizens for a Better
Environment - IL, 1994 ($5).


Testimony before the Illinois Commerce Commission on Lakehead Pipe Line
Company?s Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity
to construct and operate a pipeline for transportation of crude petroleum
and other liquid hydrocarbons (contains a general critique of federal
oversight of oil and gas pipelines), 1996.

Lois N. Epstein, P.E.
Environmental Defense Fund (Washington, DC)

From: rosselot@netcom.com on 08/12/97 07:20 PM AST

Please respond to p2tech@great-lakes.net

To:   p2tech@great-lakes.net
cc:    (bcc: Lois Epstein)
Subject:  Re: oil industry in Russia

Dave Allen and I put together workshop materials for pollution prevention
in petroleum refining for the Illinois EPA.  They consist of overhead
pages with accompanying speaker's notes for each overhead and are meant to
cover a 12-hour workshop.  You should be able to get a copy from Tom
Wallin at 217-785-8387.  There's an extensive bibliography at the end of
the package for p2 in refining.  I think these materials are free.

A really good source for p2 in refining info is API's "Waste Minimization
in the Petroleum Industry:  A Compendium of Practices."  It covers
exploration and production as well as refining and it's just got a lot of
really practical information.  API is in Washington DC and the report
number on my copy is 849-00020, but I believe they've changed their
numbering system so that might have changed.

It's important to recognize that refineries are enormously complex with
interrelated streams.  Also, each refinery is unique - the crude, the
product slate, the age of the refinery, and a whole bunch of other factors
make it impossible to apply successful p2 techniques from one refinery to
refineries in general.  Except for things like reducing solids loading to
the WWTU and reducing fugitive emissions....

At any rate, I would point at least the workshop materials (because they
are free and I'm assuming your contact is strapped for cash) and possibly
the API document to your contact in Russia.

Good luck.

Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot, P.E.
Process Profiles
P.O. Box 8264
Calabasas, CA 91372-8264


Janet wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Prof. Mikhailova, a toxicologist working for the state in Tyumen, Russia,
> is very interested in connecting with technical people who understand the
> oil extraction, transport, and refinement issues and technologies. She is
> interested in policy and technical information about standards,
monitoring, > fines, biotesting as a guage, etc.
> They are starting from a situation of old and unimaginably extensive
> spills, and therefore want information about environmental and health
> impacts and concentration standards for spilled crude and various
products > of its breakdown. Although not asking for it yet, could we also
offer p2 > tips for the industry.
> Thanks for anything you could send.  They are not on email yet, so I can
> fax to them any contact information or other stuff from this listserver.
I > will also search the archives.
> Janet Clark
> Technology Transfer Manager
> MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute
> University of Massachusetts
> One University Ave.
> Lowell, MA  01854-2866
> Tel 508-934-3346
> Fax 508-934-3050
> email clarkjan@turi.org
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