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August 31, 2021

Toughquip Announces New Distributor Program

Toughquip, LLC announces new distributor program for Caterpillar® Equipment Information Guides and CD's.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 31, 2021 -- Toughquip, LLC announces new distributor program for Caterpillar® Equipment Information Guides and CD's. The detailed, Caterpillar® Equipment quick reference guide has become very popular among contractors, independent and OEM equipment dealers, appraisers and auction companies. The print edition and CD's have shipped to over 50 countries in the past two years. Many requests throughout the world to make the CAT® Information Guide available locally have been received.

Present distributors have found that many of the customers seeking to purchase the CAT® Info Guide have become long-term equipment/parts customers. Best Tractor Parts in Australia is the newest Caterpillar Equipment Buyer Information Guide distributor. Best Tractor Parts specializes in used and reconditioned parts for Caterpillar, Komatsu, O&K;, Hitachi and Liebherr Equipment.

The CAT® Info Guide includes information for more than 1,900 serial series models include: serial number year model determination, transportation data; weight, height, length and width, original equipment specification, country of origin, upgrades by serial number, engine model, horsepower and engine serial number. The engine section now includes On-Highway Truck engines showing engine model, engine serial number, horsepower/RPM rating and country of origin. The Caterpillar Equipment Buyer Information Guide includes most Caterpillar construction equipment models from 1960 through 2004.

Equipment upgrades, by serial number, are included on all applicable models. The user, at a glance, can determine if the used equipment has the latest increased speed runout transmission gears, increased torque-rise engine, improved variable capacity torque converter, flow amplified steering, increased backhoe digging forces, etc.

The "Quick-Glance" single-page format allows the user to get all the information on a specific machine without flipping through several books.

Craig Hilpipre, Equipment Marketers & Appraisers, LLC, said, "I use the CAT® Information Guide everyday. Couldn't do without it at equipment auctions, it truly gives me an advantage."

The Toughquip Caterpillar Equipment Buyer Information Guide is priced at $85.00.

Toughquip is dedicated to providing heavy construction equipment information to the buyers, sellers and owners of such equipment. Toughquip is continually gathering and compiling equipment data on brands such as Caterpillar, Case, Komatsu and Deere to better inform the industry. Toughquip also powers the new Heavy Equipment Supplier search site www.findconstructionequipment.com

Caterpillar® is the registered trademark of Caterpillar, Inc. and is used for reference purpose only. Toughquip is not associated with, nor is it a licensed representative of Caterpillar Inc.

Contact:
Jeff Moore
Toughquip
820 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 105-325
Coppell, TX 75019
Phone: 866-681-4636
International: 972-745-6563
http://www.toughquip.com

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Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc. Provides Update on New York Renewable Energy Project

Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc. announced today that it has completed several key milestones in connection with its Buffalo area renewable energy project.

New York, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 30, 2021 -- Laidlaw Energy Group, Inc. (Ticker Symbol: “LLEG”) announced today that it has completed several key milestones in connection with its Buffalo area renewable energy project. The project involves the conversion of a natural gas fueled cogeneration plant into one that will solely utilize a renewable fuel source - clean wood chips. The Project has a long-term power purchase agreement with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, a National Grid Company, with approximately 16 years remaining. In addition to providing approximately 7 megawatts of electricity to New York homes and businesses, the plant will also generate enough heat and power to operate an on-site hardwood lumber dry kiln operation. LLEG has received a grant of $1 million dollars for the project from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), due to its innovative nature, environmental benefits and high efficiency.

LLEG has completed the design and engineering for the project, procured the requisite equipment and entered into an agreement that provides for the fixed price construction of the project. LLEG has also submitted an application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to modify the facility's existing air permit in order to allow it to utilize wood fuel rather than natural gas. LLEG expects the proposed revision of the permit to be issued within the next few weeks. LLEG currently expects the facility to resume commercial operations during the summer of 2006.

During this period of extremely high oil and natural gas prices, LLEG believes that its fuel conversion project can serve as a role model for other projects throughout the region, where renewable fuel sources used for electric generation can be coupled with the thermal needs of manufacturing businesses to result in high rates of efficiency and favorable economics. Such projects have the potential to serve as a driving force behind lower energy costs, reduced dependence on foreign oil and a cleaner environment, as well as the retention and creation of manufacturing jobs. Indeed, in a letter of support for the project to the NYSERDA, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton referred to this project as: “smart for the environment, smart for our natural security, and smart for the local economy.”

About Laidlaw Energy Group

Laidlaw Energy Group (LLEG) is a developer of clean energy facilities that produce electricity for sale to local utilities from renewable and other environmentally superior fuel sources. LLEG's mission is to build and manage a profitable portfolio of renewable and clean energy generation facilities through development, acquisition, conversion of existing facilities and through partnering with manufactures that have significant electric and thermal needs. LLEG is headquartered in New York, New York. For more information on LLEG, please visit our website at LaidlawEnergy.com or NYENRG.com.

This communication contains statements expressing expectations of future events and/or results which may include, without limitation, statements concerning anticipated financial performance, business prospects, technological developments, potential markets, new products, research and development activities and similar matters. Such statements constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements based on future expectations rather than historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and LLEG cannot provide assurance that such statements will prove to be correct. LLEG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Corporate Contact:

Michael B. Bartoszek
Tel. 212-480-9884
Fax 212-480-8448

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QuantumSphere, Inc. Achieves Milestone With High-Quality Nano-Nickel/Cobalt Alloy For Replacement Solution in Multi-Billion Dollar Platinum Electrode Market

QuantumSphere, Inc. announced it has a clear replacement solution for the platinum electrode market. Independent validation regarding this development poses a serious issue for platinum suppliers in the platinum group metal catalyst market-- while presenting tremendous business and cost savings advantages for companies.

COSTA MESA, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2021 –- QuantumSphere, Inc., the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for applications in aerospace, defense, energy and other markets demanding advanced material applications, announced (“QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy”) as a clear replacement solution for the platinum electrode market. QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality metallic nanomaterials including QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. Independent validation, provided by DoppStein Enterprises, Inc. (DSE) regarding this development, poses a serious issue for platinum suppliers in the platinum group metal catalyst market, as QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy will alleviate dependency on platinum as the main catalytic material in a variety of battery and fuel cell applications-- while presenting tremendous business and cost savings advantages for companies.

shift from finely divided platinum to QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy results in a reduction in the cost of fuel cell and battery catalysts by approximately 50%, while achieving up to 90% of pure platinum performance, based on current prices. Conversely, a 90% cost savings will result in a remarkable 73% performance relative to pure platinum. To view independent scientific data from DSE that supports and validates QuantumSphere’s achievement in the catalyst marketplace, visit http://www.qsinano.com/products.html and click on “DSE nano-Nickel/Cobalt Validation Data.”

“By adopting our product, QuantumSphere enables companies to provide new product offerings in the marketplace and increase their revenue,” said Kevin Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc. “For example, we have spoken with many firms that are frustrated by the fact that products using small fuel cells or batteries face a problem-- up to 40% of the total product cost is derived from the expense of the catalyst. By using our QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy product, QuantumSphere can reduce the total device cost significantly. This opens up an exciting range of new business opportunities for companies that want to offer new products to customers but were previously hindered by the cost that platinum imposed on the OEM and final product price. Additionally, the method of making these materials is highly scalable and fully automated. QSI- nano™ Ni/Co alloy will liberate companies from their dependence on platinum, lower the cost of production and increase profit margins, enabling firms to offer new products at a price point that will be accepted in the market,” Maloney added.

DoppStein Enterprises, Inc., conducted experiments and provided independent scientific data to validate QuantumSphere’s achievement. “After months of working to evaluate and validate QuantumSphere’s product and manufacturing capabilities, I can finally state with full confidence that oxygen reduction catalysis on cathode electrodes using QuantumSphere’s nano-sized nickel/cobalt alloy material has been unambiguously demonstrated,” said Robert Dopp, President, DSE. “This catalyst can be used in a variety of practical batteries and fuel cells, including Li-ion, Zn/air, PEMFC and DMFC. One fundamental issue of fuel cells is the reliance on platinum as catalyst. For a cost comparison, finely divided platinum (currently $75.00/gram in bulk) costs approximately 5 times as much as QuantumSphere’s nano-Ni/Co alloy catalyst (currently $15.00/gram). This translates into a large reduction in total device cost. Implementation of this new technology incorporating QSI-nano™ Ni/Co alloy in the alternative energy sector has the potential to dramatically accelerate commercialization of these micro devices,” Dopp added.

Confirmation of catalysis was accomplished through a series of experiments where nanocatalysts were used alone and in conjunction with varying amounts of platinum. “Not only are QuantumSphere’s catalysts active alone, they also enhance the activity of platinum when combined with various QSI-Nano™ materials. Compared with a pure platinum catalyzed cathode, QuantumSphere’s metallic nanoparticles show up to 90% of the catalytic activity,” Dopp commented. “The activity was demonstrated using electrochemical techniques and impedance spectroscopy. This was the first clear verification and will be followed by a series of optimization experiments that are targeted at meeting or exceeding the activity of high surface area platinum catalyzed cathodes. The impact of these findings is enormous, as it reveals that nanocatalysts prepared by QuantumSphere’s proprietary methods have the potential to partially or fully replace platinum (a $10-$12 billion market, annually), one of the most expensive and scarce electrode components,” Dopp concluded. White papers will be released in Q1, 2006.

About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders for a broad range of applications in industries such as aerospace, defense, energy, biomedical, and other markets demanding advanced material applications. QuantumSphere's exclusive manufacturing process provides: consistent, narrow particle size distribution; low level of agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored oxide shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport and handle. The company accomplishes this without compromising its commitment to the environment and the community. No other company offers these performance advantages.

QuantumSphere is the only supplier of the world’s highest quality magnetic, conductive and catalytic metallic nanopowders, including QSI-nano™ nickel (n-Ni), QSI-nano™ silver, QSI-nano™ copper, QSI- nano™ Ni/Co and other proprietary alloys. These materials will replace platinum as the main catalyst in fuel cells and other electrode assemblies and provide a renewable source of power to supply the world’s energy needs.

The company is leveraging its leading market position in metallic powders to manufacture and ship product for applications in fuel cells, magnetic medical products, bio-sensors, filtration devices and other applications including additives for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding. For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208 or e-mail protected from spam bots

About DSE
Robert Dopp is a consultant to the fuel cell, battery and related industries. During his three decades of battery R&D;, resulting in 36 related patents bearing his name, he has designed several production air cathode machines, making the highest rate air cathode in the world. He has helped to develop a consumer battery with over four times the energy density of Alkaline cylindrical cells, and many tens of times higher energy than many rechargeable batteries. For more information contact Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320 x 208.

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NaturalGasStocks.com Reports Rising Demand and the Increasing Cost of Oil Pushes Natural Gas Prices Higher, Coal Bed Methane and LNG Provide Solutions

www.NaturalGasStocks.com (NGS), and www.OilandGasStockNews.com (OGSN), global investor websites for the natural gas, energy and oil industries report on the growing demand and rising price of natural gas.

POINT ROBERTS, WA. August 29, 2021 (PRWEB) August 31, 2021 -- www.NaturalGasStocks.com (NGS), and www.OilandGasStockNews.com (OGSN), global investor websites for the natural gas, energy and oil industries report on the growing demand and rising price of natural gas. Industry analysts Philip McPherson, Director of Research, C.K. Cooper & Company, and Joseph Magner, E&P; Analyst, Petrie Parkman & Co, provide insight into current market drivers and the anticipated direction of the natural gas industry. Industry participants Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE: CHK), third largest independent producer of natural gas in the United States, and Petrol Oil & Gas Inc. (OTCBB: POIG), an oil and gas exploration and development company primarily focused on CBM, assess and evaluate the current environment and reveal future expectations.

Report Excerpt: The Natural Gas Market: Demand Exceeds Supply - Nowhere to Go But Up?

By Ann-Marie Fleming, www.NaturalGasStocks.com, www.OilandGasStockNews.com
August 2005

The Energy Policy Act that was recently signed into action by President Bush in early August contains provisions directed towards increasing the supply of natural gas, encouraging new exploration as well as providing tax incentives towards new construction of pipelines, in hopes of reducing the current disparity as demand continues to exceed supply.
The growth in demand for natural gas, explains Philip McPherson, Director of Research, C.K. Cooper & Company, essentially began with the Clean Air Energy Act, which restricted the construction of new electrical plants that ran on oil or coal. Continued pressure on gas prices grew as utilities, industrials and consumers began switching to natural gas to take advantage of its cost efficiencies and clean burning attributes. Other factors such as record price levels for oil, recent heat waves and harsh winters have also contributed to increased demand for natural gas.

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September 11th Realities Are Revealed in San Diego Premiere

9/11 Mysteries: Legend or Logic?", a multimedia presentation by The 9/11 Roadies, connects the hows, whys and wherefores of the September 11th picture. Premiering in San Diego California on September 11th, 2005.

(PRWEB) August 31, 2021 -- "9/11 Mysteries: Legend or Logic?", an entertaining 2-hour audiovisual presentation by The 9/11 Roadies (Brad and Sofia), has just completed a successful 6-week run in a Hollywood theatre, and is now poised to rock San Diego with what many have called "the most powerful presentation of 9/11 evidence ever made."

The San Diego premier will be on September 11th, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the
Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oak Crest Park Drive (corner Balour/Encinitas Boulevard). Admission, $15, includes a color program and a free copy of the bestselling DVD "Loose Change", a 9/11 documentary by Dylan Avery.

"9/11 Mysteries" presents photographic and video evidence drawn from over 3000 websites and 10 current documentaries, allowing viewers to create perspective and form conclusions by themselves. Without pointing fingers or making allegations, the show suggests that something is very wrong with the story we have heard so far.

A "Second Wave" of interest is now surging through America around the huge number of unanswered questions of 9/11. The "First Wave" were the original skeptics, who wasted no time creating books, videos and websites, but had a limited audience due to national shock and horror in the wake of the event.

The 9/11 Roadies and their audience are the "Second Wave," those who have only now begun to ponder the plausibility of what could have and could not have happened that day. The size of the Second Wave is rapidly growing.

Whenever the presenters are interviewed on radio stations, calls and interest flood in for more information on the topic many say "changed the world forever," but little is known about what really happened that day.

As can be seen by the energetic response to Eric Hufschmid's "Painful Deceptions" (screened August 13 in San Diego with standing-room-only turnout), the public is primed for more on 9/11. Perfect timing for a non-partisan live presentation on the big-picture view of how a mere two hours of real-world theater became the critical launch pad for a long-planned global recipe!

The show contains four segments. "Demolitions" reveals what the Roadies call "woops footage" from major news networks. Much of the video aired that morning by the media giants was never aired again. While shots of the plane strike were shown repeatedly to millions, the building collapses were not. Slowed down and analyzed, the collapses are the key.

"Hijackers & Planes" reveals anomalies about the destruction to the Pentagon, the Arab terrorists, the wandering planes, and the passenger cell-phone calls, leading into the question of why Air Force scramblers failed to intercede within minutes as standard operating procedure mandates. "War Games" covers the numerous military drills in force that day.

"Who Benefits" discusses the stock trades, the government's expanding geopolitical program, military as industry and the birth of the warfare state, connecting all the dots with clips from documentaries and the news.

Why live presentations? Probably because as far as this subject is concerned, the newsrooms are closed, however, new information about the 9/11 attacks is becoming available weekly, and attendees will be shocked at how much information they have not seen in the major media.

A reviewer for Backstage West in LA said: "If your acquaintance with the event is limited to what aired that day and the mainstream follow-up, a great deal of this may be quite surprising. Even if you tend toward lefty crankiness, the discussion of the physics of building demolition and the structural integrity of steel frames is an eye opener."

For more information and a free video preview, go to www.911Mysteries.com. Call Sofia for interviews at 858-342-4900 or email smallstorm @ earthlink.net.

Where and when:
September 11th, 2005, 7pm
Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oak Crest Park Drive (corner Balour/Encinitas Blvd, in Oak Crest
Park)
Encinitas, CA 92024-4000

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August 30, 2021

CanAlaska Identifies Multiple Uranium Zones North East Athabasca Project, Saskatchewan

Canalaksa Ventures has defined fourteen anomalous zones.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 30, 2021 -- CanAlaska Ventures Ltd. (TSX.V-CVV: OTCBB-CVVLF) www.canalaska.com, Toll Free 1.800.667.1870, is pleased to report the first quantitative results from uranium exploration and sampling at the Company's North East Athabasca Project. This large project consists of 490,340 acres (1984 km2) and straddles the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. Athabasca sandstone outliers to the west and south (Reilly Basin) indicate the strong possibility that this area was once covered by Athabasca sandstone. The North East Project exploration licenses cover the northern extension of the Wollaston Belt, which underlies all of the major uranium mines in the eastern Athabasca Basin.

This summer the Company has carried out detailed lake sediment sampling over the entire license area, and is awaiting results on the majority of the 1,900 individual lake samples. Previous exploration work in the North East Project area in the late 1970s identified uranium boulder trains and uranium-rich lake sediments. CanAlaska's current program of surface follow-up and prospecting with a field staff of 15 geologists and prospectors has led to the discovery of new areas of mineralised boulders and outcrops.

Canalaska Ventures has defined fourteen anomalous zones. Of these, seven have had previous exploration, and seven are either new zones or significant additions to previous work. The geochemical results obtained from the early part of this year's survey of six of the zones are tabulated below. An extensive boulderfield in the Hook Lake Zone has uranium values from 0.2% to 3.65% U3O8 (4lb – 73 lb / ton U3O8), and is located south of mineralised outcropping zones of pelitic gneiss which have returned preliminary values from 0.31% to 0.81% U3O8 (6.2 – 16.2 lb / ton U3O8). Significant molybdenum mineralisation is associated with most samples, along with occasional higher gold values. These priority areas are now receiving detailed follow-up exploration by the Company's field crews to establish drill testing priorities.See
http://www.canalaska.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=116069&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=CanAlaska-Identifies-Multiple-Uranium-Zones-North-East-Athabasca-Project-Sa

Highlights:

* Extensive uranium mineralisation in basement immediately to north of Athabasca contact

* Uranium boulder trains 0.2% to 3.65 % U3O8 on surface

* 14 target zones, with 6 priority zones identified

* Blanket coverage with over 1,900 lake sediment samples

* New outcrop discoveries of 0.31% to 0.81% uranium from current work

*http://www.canalaska.com/i/maps/NEMineralizedZones_Aug282005.jpg

About the Athabasca Basin

The Athabasca Basin hosts a number of major uranium deposits including Cigar Lake and McArthur River, two of the largest and highest grade uranium deposits in the world. Production from the Athabasca Basin accounts for over 30% of the world's supply of uranium. For the past two decades, uranium exploration within the Athabasca Basin has been at a relatively low level and it is evident that the potential for the discovery of other deposits remains high. Peter Dasler, President of CanAlaska, has noted that “before commencing our staking program, CanAlaska carried out a comprehensive analysis of existing geological and geophysical data, and the Company has identified and acquired properties that are well located and have considerable potential. The results of our initial airborne surveys have produced targets which support this potential.” 83

The Company and its shareholders are positioned for what CanAlaska believes will be the largest expansion in uranium exploration since the 1970s. Harry Barr, Chairman of CanAlaska has stated, “CanAlaska holds one of the largest uranium exploration portfolios in the Athabasca Basin and is actively exploring its properties”.

About CanAlaska Ventures Ltd.

CanAlaska is a mineral exploration company concentrating on exploration for uranium in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, Canada, where the Company has recently assembled a large land package (over 1,650,000 acres).

Additional CanAlaska Information can be viewed at: Message from the President of CanAlaska Ventures Ltd.,
http://www.canalaska.com/s/AboutUs.asp?ReportID=91419; Investor Relations Information Package, Recent CanAlaska News Releases
http://www.canalaska.com/s/InvestorRelations.asp?ReportID=38704; Recent CanAlaska News Releases http://www.canalaska.com/s/NewsReleases.asp; To receive a FREE CanAlaska Ventures WorldWide News Weekly Uranium Report go to: http://www.canalaska.com/s/Projects.asp?ReportID=103681

The qualified person for this release is Peter Dasler, P.Geo, President of CanAlaska Ventures Ltd.

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Peter Dasler, President

The TSX Venture has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release: CUSIP#137089108. This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

Investor Contact:
Spiros Cacos, Corporate Development
Tel: 604.685.1870
Toll Free: 1.800.667.1870

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New Software Provides Plant Engineering and Facility Management Groups a Robust Paperless Inspection and Reporting Solution

Comprehensive, yet intuitive software provides an industrial grade replacement to traditional paper based inspection systems.

Hayward, Calif. (PRWEB) August 30, 2021 --Vorpalware, a software development group focused on mobility solutions for business, today announced the release of the PlantLog software solution, which provides a complete end to end paperless inspection and reporting tool for accurately collecting and analyzing equipment status readings and other facility observations.

The PlantLog solution aims to dramatically improve efficiency by reducing the time needed to perform inspections and the administrative work of archiving, retrieving and compiling collected logs as well as providing a simplistic yet insightful means of visually trending data to assist with critical decision making for maintenance and process improvement.

“The emergence of the global economy and a trend of operational budget reductions has been putting pressure on facility managers to identify areas that could be modified in order to obtain greater optimization and efficiency” said Jim Duffy, President and Founder of Vorpalware. “While a standard paper based inspection system satisfies the need of taking actual readings, it does little to ensure the data is complete and accurate and provides no means of analyzing historical data to locate potential bottlenecks, redundancies or other areas that could be enhanced by altering its process.”

Groups can now replace traditional paper and hand written inspection systems by using rugged barcode enabled PDA’s that identify equipment and present the operator with a list of readings to take in a clear and concise manner while ensuring readings are taken within normal operational thresholds. Engineers can then view a component’s complete history with just a few mouse clicks, filter the inspections by a given date range, generate graphical charts and reports or export the data as a standard spreadsheet for sharing with external parties or regulatory agencies.

“We have been a part of the Vorpalware pilot program for over a year now and have found it to be a compelling alternative to our archaic paper based setup.” Said Neal Pearson, Engineering Manager at the Children’s Hospital of Central California. “The ability to trend recorded metrics provides us with valuable insight into our current and future plant conditions while the ability to assemble logs has significantly reduced administrative time in preparing JCAHO report submissions.”

The PlantLog product includes the following capabilities:

* Automatic equipment identification through barcode labels scanned from PDA
* Date, time and operators name are automatically attached to each inspection record
* Optional notes can be entered for each inspection.
* Warnings alert operator when a reading was taken outside of optimal ranges.
* Readings outside of optimal ranges are automatically displayed in red when viewing historical data
* User permissions feature to designate who can edit the inspection dataset, view historical data or perform actual inspections.
* Networked environment to allow multiple users to view inspection data
* Print out historical inspection data or export to Microsoft Excel
* Filter historical data by any given date range
* Create and memorize graphical charts for data analysis
* Quickly find all instances of a given value for an individual reading

Vorpalware provides PlantLog as a complete turn key solution that includes all PDA hardware, barcode labels, software and installation support. No other external dependences are required including database servers and reporting tools, which are integrated in the PlantLog software.

Pricing and Availability:
The PlantLog solution is immediately available direct from Vorpalware and is licensed on a ‘per site’ basis. Licenses are $5,695 for commercial users and $4,556 for non profit and government entities, plus the cost of PDA terminals at ~$800 each.
Multi license discounts are available as well as an evaluation package by request.
For additional information visit: http://www.vorpalware.com/plantlog

About Vorpalware:
Vorpalware is a privately held software development group established in March of 2001. Its primary focus has been business mobility solutions and consulting services to the mobile/PDA industry. Vorpalware is headquartered in Hayward California (Silicon Valley) and can be reached at +1 (510) 785-6680 or http://www.vorpalware.com

About Children’s Hospital of Central California:
Children’s Hospital Central California has 255 beds and ranks as the 13th largest freestanding Children’s Hospital in the nation. More information at: http://www.childrenscentralcal.org

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PST Ltd. Signs Agency and Sales Agreement to Cover the Territory of Moscow, Russia

PST Ltd. has signed an agency/sales agreement to cover the territory of Moscow, Russia. Russia represents a unique opportunity for PST, as it is one of the major oil and gas producers in the world.

(PRWEB) August 30, 2021 -- PST Ltd. has signed an agency/sales agreement to cover the territory of Moscow, Russia. Russia represents a unique opportunity for PST, as it is one of the major oil and gas producers in the world.

The oil and gas industries in the Russia have taken the leading role in the purchasing of security equipment and services. Oil and Gas enterprises’ purchases now account for twenty five percent of the security market in the country, followed by government agencies (twenty two percent) and power generation enterprises (sixteen percent). The upsurge in security equipment purchasing comes as both investors and management are willing to expand security budgets. Oil has become a prime economic target.

Russian businesses have experienced excellent economic growth in the past few years, which has led them to increase spending on securing and monitoring facilities, office buildings, and factories.

Research reports point out that the current breakdown of the security equipment market is as follows:
CCTV video-monitoring systems (22%)
Control systems and access control systems (18.3%)
Perimeter systems (13.7%)
Anti-theft and fire prevention systems (27.4%)
Bug detectors (10.5%)
Other (8.6%)

PST believes this relationship will further its ability to reach out to new customers in the country.

About the Company: PST Ltd. is a global security and technology firm covering the oil & gas industry. The company has offices in the major oil producing regions around the world. PST is an international firm built by veteran oil industry engineers and provides vital technologies to the oil & gas industry. By developing and licensing cutting edge technologies, PST delivers a cost effective solution for securing infrastructure facilities such as oil pipelines, gas pipelines, oil exploration facilities, oil refineries, nuclear power plants, electrical power plants, water treatment plants and government facilities. The statements in this press release that relate to the company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements. Since this information may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company's actual results may differ materially from expected results. This press release contains forward looking statements. In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plans," "confident that," "believe," "expect," or "intend to," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.

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Patented Stack Technology Cuts Fuel Bills for Natural Gas and Fuel Oil

By utilizing Stanlin Energy Group’s environmentally friendly patented technology, business owners can see a dramatic reduction in their fuel bills.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- By utilizing Stanlin Energy Group's environmentally friendly patented technology, business owners can see a dramatic reduction in their fuel bills. Typical savings may amount to between 7 percent and 20 percent on power boilers and between 15 percent and 29 percent or more on atmospheric boilers, furnaces and hot water heaters, according to Rick Creighton, president, of the Stanlin Energy Group based out of North Providence, RI.

Energy savings makes sense, especially in these days when energy costs are dramatically rising. Recently, crude oil prices hit over $66 a barrel and, according to the August 7, Houston Chronicle, natural gas prices are expected to increase by 18 percent or more this heating season.

“We have found a way to help save energy in these unpredictable times at a reasonable cost,” Creighton says.

Typical payback period for the system is between 24 and 36 months. Creighton says. “The payback period may even be reduced with today's ever increasing and unpredictable fuel costs.”

“Our technology is simple,” says Al Greene, director of field operations. “There are no moving parts; it uses no fuel; it is maintenance free; and it comes with a 10-year warranty. The technician installing the system tunes the stack to your boiler, creating a permanently balanced venting system. This allows the flue stack to work with the heating equipment rather then against it. The result is optimum heating efficiency."

The Stanlin Energy system controls what happens in the flue stack to make the equipment run near its shop-certified rating, Creighton says.

By using thermodynamic rather than mechanical controls of stack gases, the Stanlin Energy regulator creates a positive stack pressure. This provides more efficient combustion, reduced boiler run times and reduces maintenance and fuel consumption, Creighton says.

“Since the Stanlin Energy system works with the current boiler, there is no need for expensive boiler replacement. Life expectancy of the system is over 30 years,” Greene says.

And the technology is environmentally friendly, in many cases lowering the total tonage of emissions released to the atmosphere due to a more complete burn of the fuel, according to Greene.

To learn more about how the Stanlin Energy Technology reduces fuel consumption or to see if your boiler qualifies, check out: www.stanlinenergy.com/info or contact Al Greene at (281) 343-0857.

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Reclaiming Stranded Gas Resources for Power Generation - Update

Jaker Engineering, PC has submitted to New York State for partial funding of a pilot project for onsite power generation with under-producing gas wells. These well sites, often referred to as "stranded resources," can be useful for small-scale power generation.

(PRWEB) August 29, 2021 -- Efforts to establish all of the required project funding are continuing. Several abandoned well sites in the Trenton Black River gas formation have been identified as potential candidates. A business model by Jaker Engineering, PC, identifies the steps to develop such gas wells as sites to generate power for the electric grid. Jaker plans future developments such as coupling power generation with food production on a scale that is ideal to support regional farms.

Jaker Engineering, PC previously developed the concept to design, initiate and complete a stranded gas power generation project within the United States in order to prove the small-scale power generation concept. Once the technical and logistical details are resolved with a locally developed pilot project this technology can be exported. These natural resources available for development include the 50% to 75% of natural gas wells drilled world-wide which have production rates that are uneconomical for connection to a regional pipeline. Only 300 to 400 MCF (thousand cubic feet) per megawatt of power, per day is required. This is in sharp contrast to the several thousand MCF per day output required for pipeline connection.

While the design uses proven equipment and technologies, it is the business concept that makes it successful. Jaker has developed a model that can quickly assess the potential for economic return on each project. Projects, in the 1 Megawatt size range, have a simple payback of 3 to 4 years for power generation. With Jaker’s business model, approximately 70% of the capital invested can be recovered in the event that gas flow abruptly stops. This substantially reduces the capital at risk. In most cases, the power generation platform pays for this investment in less than 12 months of continuous operation.

About Jaker, Inc.
Jaker Engineering, PC, a New York State Professional Corporation, focuses primarily in the energy sector for development of privatized energy projects. Jaker maintains a professional emphasis in electrical, mechanical and control systems for industrial process. Jaker Engineering, PC, in conjunction with Jaker Industries, Inc., provides all services required for identification, financial qualification and technical development of privatized energy projects.

Jaker Engineering, PC works with Jaker Industries, Inc to discover and develop energy projects. Jaker Industries, Inc. also a New York State Corporation, has held contracts with some of the largest energy and technology companies in the world to identify and develop privatized energy projects. Jaker's business model provides an opportunity to utilize the resources of the 50% to 75% of well sites which are not economical for pipeline development.

CONTACT: Daniel W. Dieterle, Director of Business Services, e-mail protected from spam bots
Jaker Engineering, PC
209 North Main Street, Suite #7
Horseheads, NY 14845

Website: www.jakerengineering.com
Email: solutions @ jakerengineering.com

Phone: 607-739-8003
Fax: 607-739-8347
Toll free: 888-525-3775 (888-JAKER-75)

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Video Surveillance Solutions Developer ioIMAGE Releases API to Provide Seamless Security Camera Systems Integration

ioIMAGE, specializing in developing video surveillance solutions for the homeland security industry, has announced the release of its Application Programming Interface (API) to be used for the development of customer-specific applications based on its TotalTrack® video motion detection system. TotalTrack® is the world’s most advanced video motion detection system for detecting and tracking of security threats, intrusion detection, illegal car parking detection, theft detection, abandoned objects and object removal detection

Herzliya, Israel (PRWEB) August 29, 2021 -– ioIMAGE (www.ioimage.com), specializing in developing video surveillance solutions for the homeland security industry, has announced today the release of its Application Programming Interface (API) to be used for the development of customer-specific applications based on its TotalTrack® video motion detection system. The API allows system integrators to seamlessly integrate TotalTrack® TRK units into existing command & control centers as well as to enhance the feature-set of existing and future systems.

TotalTrack® is the world’s most advanced video motion detection system for detecting and tracking of security threats, intrusion detection, illegal car parking detection, theft detection, abandoned objects and object removal detection. The TotalTrack system, based on a powerful Video Digital Signal Processor (DSP), is easily and seamlessly integrated with any existing stationary camera, transforming it into a real-time proactive device able to detect and alert on threats. TotalTrack can also be plugged to any Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera and automatically track intruders for wide-areas and at great distances without human intervention.

“Among ioIMAGE main objectives when developing the TotalTrack® system was to offer a suite of development tools to make it easier to integrate TRK units’ built-in VTD™ (Video Threat Detection) technology for adding functionality to existing command and control centers and applications”, said Roni Kass, ioIMAGE CEO. “With this API release we expect to broaden the market for our partners and meet the needs of current and future customer.”.

The TRK-API allows easy interface and extensive control of TRK units over IP networks. Programmers can simultaneously receive video, audio, and security events data from one or more TRK Units. This allows software developers to synchronize inputs among different security systems. The information can be distributed to meet security requirements, whether to a single location or multiple dispersed locations. The API is built as a C++ interface compliant with industry standards and provides a convenient control suite for software developers.

Israeli Parliament (the Knesset), one of the ten most secured sites in the world, has made TotalTrack a key component of their security system, and has been successfully using these features for always vigilant unrelenting security. In addition to this, ioIMAGE received certification from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), one of the world leading organizations in term of implementation of anti-terrorism protection technology and tactics. TotalTrack has proven to be successful in protecting the US Department of Energy (DOE) Sandia Labs, nuclear power plants and chemical plants in United States.

About ioIMAGE
Founded in 2000, ioIMAGE is a leading security technologies company and maker of VTD™ technology, TotalTrack® products, and intelligent video surveillance systems. ioIMAGE focuses on research and development of new innovative product for the homeland security and public safety industry. The company is located in Herzliya Pituach, Israel’s prominent technology valley.

TotalTrack® family of products includes two modules. IntrusionTrack™, an intelligent intrusion detection for fixed cameras, and PTZTrack™, a unique and innovative solution that transforms manually controlled Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras to automatic intruder tracking systems keeping the intruder in focus and centered in the video frame. For more information please visit ioIMAGE website at www.ioimage.com

Media Contacts
Daniel Doron
ioIMAGE, Ltd.
Tel: +972-9-9546003

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50,000 Cable Glands Boost Safety on Critical Systems for $3 Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Billion Pipeline from the Caspian Sea

As the 1768 kilometre Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline enters service, key systems will rely on cable glands from Hawke International for safe cable termination in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous environments. Around 50,000 Hawke units are in use on the $3 billion project to export oil from the landlocked Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean and on to world markets.

(PRWEB) August 28, 2021 -- As the 1768 kilometre Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline enters service, key systems will rely on cable glands from Hawke International for safe cable termination in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous environments. Around 50,000 Hawke units are in use on the $3 billion project to export oil from the landlocked Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean and on to world markets.

The underground pipeline passes from Azerbaijan, through Georgia and on to Turkey. It has eight pumping stations to maintain flow, with block valves at intervals of approximately 20km to provide isolation for safety and maintenance purposes. Most of these locations are unmanned, with automated processes that are subject to remote surveillance and monitoring. Hawke equipment provides the high integrity electrical connections to these critical systems for control, instrumentation and power.

Electrical systems on the pipeline use lead sheathed cable for most applications. Hawke provide a complete range of cable glands for all cable diameters, from the smallest wiring for instrumentation to the largest power cables. Climate extremes characterise this region. The cable glands are therefore built and certified to maintain seal integrity over a temperature range of -60 to +80 which exceed the actual installed temperature requirements of -40 to +40 Centigrade.

Subject to intense international competition, the business - worth around $540,000 - was won on Hawke's technical ability and reputation with key pipeline stakeholders. The company has already supplied cable glands to the value of over $2 million to Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), the consortium developing the Azeri-Chirag-deepwater Gunashli field in the Caspian Sea. BP, for whom Hawke is a preferred supplier, is the operator of both the AIOC and the BTC pipeline.

The delivery programme has been phased with pipeline development. Cable glands are manufactured to order and delivered on a typical four to six week lead-time. Main contractors for the pipeline were Petrofac, with a multitude of other contractors providing various sub-systems. Hawke has provided training to support this community of suppliers and ensure that cable glands are correctly installed in each geographical area.

Within the oilfield development, Hawke are responding to different technical challenges. Electrical cables on the production platforms are mainly flame retardant types. Under compression, this material can be subject to cold flow, so that the effectiveness of a cable gland seal may be compromised over time. To solve this problem, Hawke have developed the Universal, a cable gland that has patent protected components to give controlled and distributed pressure to avoid cold flow. These glands are also easy to inspect so that the seal integrity can be verified and have deluge protection to cope with extreme weather.

Commenting on the achievement, Hawke's development director, Phil O'Connor explained, "Experts predict the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea to be equal to the North Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico. We are pleased to be involved as the first phase of the production and distribution infrastructure comes live. Further development will present new technical and logistical challenges and we are confident that we can meet and exceed the requirement of our clients."

More information: Phil O'Connor, Hawke International, Tel. +44 (0)161 308 3611 Fax. +44 (0)161 308 5831 e-mail protected from spam bots Web: www.ehawke.com

Colour separation, advertising and other commercial enquiries: Gill Bancroft, Hawke International, Tel. +44 (0)161 308 3611 Fax. +44 (0)161 308 5831 E-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots

High/low resolution images are on the web at www.ainsmag.co.uk/ha218/4021ha1a.htm

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KUA Joins Hurricane Katrina Restoration Effort

Kissimmee Utility Authority crews will depart for Key West, Fla. on Saturday, Aug. 27 to assist in the restoration of power.

Kissimmee, Fla., August 26, 9:30 p.m. – Responding to a request from a storm-battered utility, crews from Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) will travel to south Florida on Saturday to assist in the restoration of power.

Keys Energy Services, a municipal utility based in Key West, made a special request for KUA crews after Hurricane Katrina devastated the island on Friday. The utility is still determining the extent of damage to its electric system.

KUA linemen will depart at 5 a.m. Saturday from the utility's service center located at 2850 N. John Young Parkway in Kissimmee.

On Thursday, two contract tree trimming crews from KUA were sent to Miami to assist with power restoration. A third tree trimming crew was requested and sent Friday.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida's sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chemical Consortium Holdings, Inc. Receives NASDAQ Share Reorganization Approval and New Symbol

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 26, 2021 -- Chemical Consortium Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CCSH) announced today that the shareholder approved share reorganization completed July 30, 2021 was formally approved by the NASDAQ with an effective date of August 29, 2005.

Beginning on August 29, 2005, Chemical Consortium will trade under the symbol CCMH. The 10-1 share consolidation will be effective prior to trading. All necessary filings with the State of Delaware, the Pink Sheets and the NASDAQ have been made. Total shares outstanding following the consolidation will be 13,239,855. Please see the company Web site for further details of consolidation numbers at www.chemconcorp.com or contact the market integrity department of the NASDAQ.

Chemical Consortium Holdings, Inc. (ChemCon) is a holding company for alternative fuel manufacturing assets. ChemCon is currently developing a biodiesel and ethanol production facility in SW Washington State. The four stage facility will produce biodiesel and ethanol. Stage one is currently in engineering and is scheduled to begin Engineering Procurement Contracting (EPC) in November 2005. Construction of stage one is tentatively scheduled to begin in March of 2006. Stage one of the facility is slated to produce up to 30 million gallons of biodiesel annually.

Except for the historical information presented herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provision of the Private Securities Litigation reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks are detailed in the Company's period reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

For more information, contact Benjamin Schoenung at 1-877-840-2053. www.chemconcorp.com

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August 26, 2021

PennWell Launches PennEnergyJOBS, an Online Employment Service for the Global Energy Industry

PennWell Corporation, a leading publisher and conference organizer for the petroleum, power and utilities industries, today announced the launch of a new online employment service- PennEnergyJOBS. The employment website is dedicated to serving the recruitment needs of both energy-industry employers and professionals, and can be accessed at: www.PennEnergyJobs.com.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 26, 2021 -- PennWell Corporation, a leading publisher and conference organizer for the petroleum, power and utilities industries, today announced the launch of a new online employment service- PennEnergyJOBS. The employment website is dedicated to serving the recruitment needs of both energy-industry employers and professionals, and can be accessed at: www.PennEnergyJobs.com.

PennEnergyJOBS launched this week with over 1600 job postings from more than 40 energy-industry employers, including Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, FMC Technologies, First Energy, GlobalSantaFe, G.A.S. Unlimited, Halliburton, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Peerless, Pioneer Resources, Range Resources, SGF Global, Southwestern Energy, and Williams. The job postings listed on PennEnergyJOBS cover both domestic and international positions requiring experienced industry workers in fields such as architecture, construction, engineering, operations, geology and geophysics, project management, safety, science, service, and transportation.

“PennEnergyJOBS is well positioned to meet the most urgent requirements shared by industry employers, that of finding qualified talent”, said Tom Cintorino, PennWell’s vice president, digital media. “By leveraging PennWell’s global industry presence through its diverse portfolio of industry publications, conferences, websites, and electronic newsletters, PennEnergyJOBS has the unique capacity to deliver recruitment messaging to the largest passive job seeker audience of any energy-industry job site.”

PennEnergyJOBS will link to PennWell’s award-winning Oil & Gas Journal Online and other PennWell energy-related websites. “The oil industry’s immediate and growing need for qualified engineers and other professionals makes this a timely launch,” noted PennWell Petroleum Group president Michael Silber. “We have had amazing receptivity from some of the industry’s major employers and intend to work with them closely to serve their recruitment needs.”

PennEnergyJOBS uses sophisticated job board technology to empower both employers and job seekers with advanced searching and matching capabilities. Users can search the database using search criteria including location, languages spoken, work authorization, security clearance and job category. The software provides users with the ability to create personalized e-mail notifications when new matches are made, and upholds user discretion by offering the ability to post confidentially. PennEnergyJOBS is the first in a series of industry specific job sites planned by PennWell.

About PennWell Corporation
Established in 1910, PennWell is a highly diversified media and information company providing 45 print and online publications, 59 conferences and exhibitions, research, databases, Internet-based services and other information products to strategic global markets. In addition to oil and gas, these markets include electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, lasers, communications, computer graphics, information technology, control technology, electric power, water, fire services and dental. PennWell’s headquarters are in Tulsa, OK, with regional offices in Nashua, NH, Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, Fair Lawn, NJ and other U.S. cities. International offices are located in England, Germany, Russia and Hong Kong. www.pennwell.com.

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August 25, 2021

Patented Stack Technology Cuts Fuel Bills for Natural Gas and Fuel Oil

By utilizing Stanlin Energy Group’s environmentally friendly patented technology, business owners can see a dramatic reduction in their fuel bills.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- By utilizing Stanlin Energy Group's environmentally friendly patented technology, business owners can see a dramatic reduction in their fuel bills. Typical savings may amount to between 7 percent and 20 percent on power boilers and between 15 percent and 29 percent or more on atmospheric boilers, furnaces and hot water heaters, according to Rick Creighton, president, of the Stanlin Energy Group based out of North Providence, RI.

Energy savings makes sense, especially in these days when energy costs are dramatically rising. Recently, crude oil prices hit over $66 a barrel and, according to the August 7, Houston Chronicle, natural gas prices are expected to increase by 18 percent or more this heating season.

“We have found a way to help save energy in these unpredictable times at a reasonable cost,” Creighton says.

Typical payback period for the system is between 24 and 36 months. Creighton says. “The payback period may even be reduced with today's ever increasing and unpredictable fuel costs.”

“Our technology is simple,” says Al Greene, director of field operations. “There are no moving parts; it uses no fuel; it is maintenance free; and it comes with a 10-year warranty. The technician installing the system tunes the stack to your boiler, creating a permanently balanced venting system. This allows the flue stack to work with the heating equipment rather then against it. The result is optimum heating efficiency."

The Stanlin Energy system controls what happens in the flue stack to make the equipment run near its shop-certified rating, Creighton says.

By using thermodynamic rather than mechanical controls of stack gases, the Stanlin Energy regulator creates a positive stack pressure. This provides more efficient combustion, reduced boiler run times and reduces maintenance and fuel consumption, Creighton says.

“Since the Stanlin Energy system works with the current boiler, there is no need for expensive boiler replacement. Life expectancy of the system is over 30 years,” Greene says.

And the technology is environmentally friendly, in many cases lowering the total tonage of emissions released to the atmosphere due to a more complete burn of the fuel, according to Greene.

To learn more about how the Stanlin Energy Technology reduces fuel consumption or to see if your boiler qualifies, check out: www.stanlinenergy.com/info or contact Al Greene at (281) 343-0857.

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Generon IGS Develops New High Flow Air Separation Modules

Generon IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, has improved the productivity of its product line of industrial air separation permeators. The newly developed modules will be able to provide the customer with 15 to 50% improvements in product flow while retaining high operating efficiency.

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- Generon IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, has improved the productivity of its product line of industrial air separation permeators. The newly developed modules will be able to provide the customer with 15 to 50% improvements in product flow while retaining high operating efficiency.

These new improvements will allow for more compact and lighter weight membrane systems. The improvements are a result of improved membrane productivity and improved module fabrication. The hollow fiber membrane used in Generon’s line of air separation products is now more permeable; allowing more air to be processed. Many of the modules have also been fabricated to allow for more available membrane area in the same sized device.

The current module model sizes will be retained, which range from 2”x26” to 10”x72”. Theses models, with the improved productivity, have all been qualified for durability through extensive pressure and temperature cycling testing and our own in-house field testing. Many have already been sent to a controlled number of customers for validation.

Over the years, we at Generon IGS, have always strived to continuously improve our products. Since our inception in 1984, we have seen a nearly 10-fold increase in module volumetric productivity. During this time we have also improved the operating efficiency of our modules. These latest developments cap off a 5-year development plan that has now improved the volumetric productivity of our modules by nearly 100%.

Customers can now design more compact and efficient overall systems with these modules. Since the modules are more productive, one can operate them at lower pressures to decrease power costs associated with the feed compressor. Alternatively, users can operate with fewer modules at lower capital costs. Some applications where space and weight are at a premium (oil platforms, truck-mounted inerting systems, shipboard unit, etc.) will benefit immediately.

For more information on Generon IGS, please contact us through our website: www.igs-global.com or directly @ Generon IGS, 11985 FM 529, Houston, Texas 77041 USA; Phone: (713) 937-5200; Fax: (713) 937-5250

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UST State Program Managers Respond to PEI UL 971 Survey

The PEI survey asked UST State Program Managers if their state will allow piping listed to the 1995 standard to be installed after the new UL 971 requirements became effective (July 1, 2021) and if their state has established a date after which all installations would be required to meet the new standards.

TULSA, OKLA. (PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) recently surveyed the Underground Storage Tank (UST) State Program Managers to see how each state intends to handle "new" and "old" UL 971 listed pipe. The survey came about as a result of new requirements for Standard for Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable Liquids, or Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 971. The new standards are based on input UL received concerning improper piping system installations, inadequate piping system maintenance practices and failure to properly respond to leak detection alarms. These revised standards went into effect July 1, 2005.

UL 971 deals with underground piping for flammable liquids that is not made of metal. Nonmetallic underground pipe manufacturers have been meeting the requirements of the first edition of UL 971, dated October 30, 1995, in order to list their piping products as UL certified. To be considered UL listed, products manufactured on or after July 1, 2005, must now comply with the new standards.

Pipe manufactured to the 1995 standard that was produced prior to July 1, 2005, can and will carry the UL mark, since the UL mark on a product serves as the manufacturer’s declaration that the product complied with the UL requirements that were in effect at the time the product was produced.

The PEI survey asked UST State Program Managers if their state will allow piping listed to the 1995 standard to be installed after the new UL 971 requirements became effective (July 1, 2021) and if their state has established a date after which all installations would be required to meet the new standards. To date, 39 states have responded.

The results of this ongoing survey and a list of current UL 971 listed products can be found on the PEI web site at http://www.pei.org/UL971.

PEI is the international trade association for distributors, manufacturers and installers of equipment used in petroleum marketing and liquid-handling operations. Users of the equipment include service station and convenience store owners, terminals, bulk plants and airport refueling operations.

PEI is comprised of more than 1,661 companies engaged in the manufacture and distribution of equipment used in petroleum marketing operations. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. The Institute's headquarters are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Revised Recommended Practices for Installation Of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (PEI/RP100)

PEI’s recommended practices for installation of underground liquid storage systems (RP100) has been revised for 2005 and is now available to individuals and firms interested in understanding the latest UST installation practices.

TULSA, OKLA. (PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- PEI’s Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems (RP100) has been revised for 2005 and is now available to individuals and firms interested in understanding the latest UST installation practices. PEI’s RP100 is specifically mentioned in the U. S. EPA's regulations as one document installers of UST systems can follow to meet the federal requirements. PEI revises the recommended practice when warranted to ensure that users of the document receive the latest guidance on the proper methods and techniques used in installing UST systems.

PEI's Tank Installation Committee, the group responsible for writing the recommended practice, reviewed 118 suggestions submitted by installers, manufacturers, consultants, regulators, petroleum marketers, and trade associations. Over 50 percent of those comments were accepted in some manner by the committee.

As a result of the committee's response to public comments, PEI/RP100-05 now:
Establishes a separate chapter for preinstallation inspection and tank testing which includes a section on preinstallation testing of compartmented tanks
Reduces the amount of reinforced concrete required as cover in areas subject to traffic
Revises the section dealing with product used for ballast
Allows sand to be used as backfill material for fiberglass tanks with manufacturer's approval
Revises sections on tank anchoring and hold down strap isolation to be consistent with the Steel Tank Institute's recommended practice on the subject
Revises anchoring diagrams to illustrate current rigging and anchor point practices
Drops mid-anchoring from the discussion of anchoring methods
Recommends metallic anchor straps to be heavier than required initially to provide a corrosion allowance during the expected life of the storage system
Adds another warning to the section on ball-float valves and recommends against their use. If ball-float valves are used, the document now states they must be installed in extractable fittings.
Specifies the minimum clearance necessary between piping and electrical conduit, utilities, other system components, and any nearby structure
Changes the pressure at which product piping is hydrostatically tested
Expands the vent piping system section
Requires that the owner/operator establish and implement a written program of scheduled inspections, maintenance, and periodic testing of the storage system and its components
Recommends a procedure for testing tank-top and dispenser sumps
Adds sections on containing releases for submersible-pump heads and dispensers
Establishes a new section on monitoring satellite-dispenser piping for leaks

PEI/RP100-05 supersedes the previous recommended practice of the same name that was published in 2000. The publication is copyrighted and may not be photocopied or otherwise reproduced. You can order online at www.pei.org/RP100 or request an order form by faxing PEI at 918-491-9895.


PEI is the international trade association for distributors, manufacturers and installers of equipment used in petroleum marketing and liquid-handling operations. Users of the equipment include service station and convenience store owners, terminals, bulk plants and airport refueling operations.

PEI is comprised of more than 1,661 companies engaged in the manufacture and distribution of equipment used in petroleum marketing operations. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. The Institute's headquarters are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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American School of Gas Measurement Technology Gets a New Logo in Celebration of 40 Years of Industry Service

Association Publishers develops a new logo for the American School of Gas Measurement Technology.

Houston, Texas (PRWEB via PressReleaseHelp) August 24, 2021 -- Commemorating 40 Years of Gas Industry Training, the American School of Gas Measurement Technology recently unveiled a new logo. The school, scheduled for September 19th – 22nd, 2005 at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas, is busily preparing the 135 distinct classes and hands-on training involving everything from basic measurement theory to current topics that include: the Fundamentals of LNG, Importance of Hydrocarbon Dew Points, and Ethernet Radio Communications.

Created by Association Publishers, the logo is designed to simplify and contemporize the ASGMT branding in the natural gas industry. Lyle Johnson, Creative Director for Association Publishers, stated that the "ASGMT logo is the result of many man-hours of creative development which included 32 distinct creative design paths." The logo chosen for the school incorporates a simplified character set with an integrated Natural Gas Flame to represent the industry the ASGMT serves.

Out of this one design 4 different variations were developed to allow the school to use their new logo with or with out the "Anniversary" banner and with or without the supporting text. In this way the ASGMT can easily use the logo on letterhead, brochures, promotional specialties and supporting collateral.

Rusty Woomer, the 2005 General Chairman, stated "The new ASGMT logo not only marks our 40th anniversary but also reflects upon our past and future. The ASGMT long recognized that there was a real need for regular educational schools for those engaged in the field of gas measurement and related disciplines. Like the preverbal three-legged stool, ASGMT stands on an educational stool whose legs are classes, lectures and hands-on, exhibits, and plant tours. While we continuously refine the elements of the school, the principal tenet, which is education, has remained unchanged and will continue to remain unchanged. This new logo seeks to reflect our commitment to natural gas industry and training."

Mark Slusher, General Manager for Association Publishers commented, "We're excited to be a part of this important milestone in the ASGMT history. The school which started in 1966, has continued to grow and evolve over the years primarily due to its easy international access for Latin American attendees and the General Committee's drive to constantly evaluate and improve the educational mix of the school."

Drawing approximately 1000 attendees annually, the ASGMT serves as one of the largest not-for-profit training schools in the natural gas industry. Held at the Marriott Westchase Hotel, in Houston, Texas, the school is scheduled for September 19th – 22nd, 2005. Considering the pre-registration fee for the 2005 school is only $95 USD, the ASGMT is an excellent training value.

To learn how you can attend the ASGMT, register via the web at www.asgmt.com, or via the following: The American School of Gas Measurement Technology, PO Box 3991, Houston, Texas 77253-3991.

Association Publishers is a diversified Marketing Communications Services company which specializes in Oil & Gas Industry Promotions and Publicity. Services which include: Printed and Digital Marketing Collateral, Proceedings Publishing in both CD-ROM and Perfect Bound format, Event Publicity and Advertising, and Internet Based Event Registration Services. To learn more about Association Publishers and their services visit www.associationpublishers.com or email at info @ associationpublishers.com or via T: 281.655.9594, F: 281.645.6348, 5303 Nodaway Lane, Spring, Texas 77379

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Tired of High Gas Prices?

A grass roots movement started in British Columbia, Canada, seeks to empower the average consumer to see lower gas prices wherever they live.

(PRWEB) August 25, 2021 -- A fellow in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada thinks something can be done about it by the average consumer, regardless of where they live.

He has launched a new web site entitled Petition to lower gas prices. Push back gas prices now. It is located at http://www.pushbackgasprices.bravehost.com/.

The site encourages people to start a grass roots movement to engage in rotating boycotts where they live. This is strictly a not for profit movement aimed at instructing people how they can bring pressure which will reduce the price at the pump.

It also offers several other strategies to bring pressure to bear which should result in lower pump prices.

It is obvious that governments are either unwilling or unable to bring about any pressure to reduce the pressure at the pumps. It is thought that if enough consumers can group together they indeed will be able to see lower pump prices.

This can also have the benefit of seeing lower heating fuel prices this winter, which if they remain high, can cause some real hardship for the aged and those on fixed incomes.
To view this site go to www.pushbackgasprices.bravehost.com/

Submitted by:
J. Taylor
Webmaster
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August 24, 2021

'HR Training Presentations,' a New and Improved Training Tool from Business & Legal Reports, Inc., Makes Human Resource Training in Microsoft PowerPoint® Easier

BLR's best-selling human resource training product on CD has just been improved for greater interactivity, usability, and customization.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 24, 2021 –- Consistently delivering relevant human resource training to supervisors and key workers is the only sure way to keep expensive lawsuits from happening in your organization. But until now the difficulty of finding the time to research and deliver effective HR training meetings has kept many managers from following that best practice. To make that training job easier, Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has totally redesigned its most popular human resource training product – HR Training Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint®.

HR Training Presentations, Version 2.0, features 25 complete, ready-to-go PowerPoint®training meetings on the key human resource topics most likely to cause lawsuits and DOL compliance problems. Sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, interviewing, and hiring meetings are provided in complete detail.

The new and improved version of this best-selling CD product features interactive exercises to involve trainees in the learning process. Another improvement is that it is now easy to customize the meetings with photos or text to make the training specific to any facility. HR Training Presentations also includes an easy to follow trainers guide, detailed PowerPoint slides, and reproducible handouts and quizzes.

HR learning experts have exhaustively reviewed BLR's new and improved product to insure easy comprehension by all audience levels and greater training effectiveness. A totally new, web-style interface makes the CD much easier to install and use.

Sample HR PowerPoint training meeting
BLR is offering free trials of this training product at its website, www.BLR.com.
As an introductory gift to HR managers, the firm offers a free download of a complete Performance Appraisal PowerPoint meeting at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS40

About BLR
Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation HR, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contacts:
BLR: John Brady
860-510-0100 x159

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August 23, 2021

Public Relations Training: National Public Relations Training Expert Launches Website with Free Media Pitching Strategies

Saa-a-y what? PR pros need pitching help? Margo Mateas, also known as the Media Relations Maven, has launched a new website (www.prtrainer.com) that offers free tips on how to get the media's attention. Fact: Most media relations training experts coach camera-shy CEOs on ways to handle tough interview questions. But Mateas -– owner of The Public Relations Training Co. –- targets another audience entirely. She teaches PR pros –- at every experience level -- how to pitch reporters for more powerful results.

SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2021 -- National media relations trainer Margo Mateas launched a new multi-media website today featuring free media relations tips targeted at agency and corporate PR pros who want to brush up on their pitching skills. The site includes video and audio clips from some of her workshops and seminars, and more than a dozen downloadable articles on media relations. The material is also aimed at recent PR graduates.

“Believe it or not,” says Mateas, “most PR pros have never set foot in a newsroom and new PR grads don’t get near enough training in media relations when they’re in school.”

Mateas says this results in “a vicious cycle of disgruntled reporters and disillusioned PR practitioners. I see myself as the bridge between the two,” she says.

“My advice goes way beyond deadlines and news beats and how to write a press release,” she says. “I teach the guts of media relations –- what absolutely has to happen to get the media interested in covering a story. Then, I teach PR pros how to pick up that phone, call a reporter and sell the story.”

Downloadable articles from the website, www.prtrainer.com, include:

* Breaking Into Business and Financial Publications
* Pitching Exclusives and Embargoes
* Five Reasons Editors Aren't Responding to Your Emails
* Blogging Basics for PR People
* Six Tips For Surviving Media Interviews

The website is organized into special sections for companies, agencies, independents and students, and gives information on her services along with detailed case studies and an online press kit. Visitors can preview Mateas’ nationwide speaking engagements, including her upcoming, “Ultimate Media Pitching Workshop” tour scheduled next month for eight U.S. cities. There are video and audio clips of Mateas at work. “Visitors get an inside glimpse into the training experience,” she says.

Margo Mateas is president of The Public Relations Training Company, one of the nation’s most well known media relations training firms. She is a 20-year public relations veteran, former journalist and award-winning writer. Mateas has helped public relations practitioners score coverage in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, Oprah, USA Today and more.

The site is also accessed through www.mediarelationsmaven.com. For more information, visit www.prtrainer.com or call 1-877-679-6100.

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Dr. Joseph de Beauchamp and http://wfnn.info Started Coverage on U.S. Canadian Minerals, USCA Focuses on Mining

Dr. Joseph de Beauchamp of http://wfnn.info started research reporting on U.S. Canadian Minerals. The company makes acquisitions in minerals and mining.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 23, 2021 – http://wfnn.info continues report on companies to highlight companies believed to have high growth prospects. Dr. Joseph de Beauchamp posted his report on six sites to allow investors to read about these companies.

Dr. Joseph de Beauchamp said, “Canadian Minerals announced the completion of the renovation and expansion of its Yellow River processing plant. These improvements were accomplished in less than a year from the time they were started. The facility was substantially rebuilt from the ground up with the intention of improving its productivity. The company is proud of the improvements to this plant. They have made the plant more productive and friendlier to the environment. It is now their finest facility, and they hope to upgrade their other plants in South America when their cash flow permits. With the opening of the plant, the company continues to show advancement. They continue to find more assets; WFNN sees the company moving up to a share price of $2.00 and showing net loss of five cents. The company made significant decisions and grew organically with stolid developments."

For information of these events examine: http://wfnn.info and http://freestock1.com for the information.

About U.S. Canadian Minerals: USCA focuses to acquire mineral rights, mining resources and the development of mining operations to extract minerals by acquiring existing active and inactive mining operations.


Rendal Williams, CEO
USCA -- U.S. Canadian Minerals, Inc.
4955 S. Durango #216
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: 702-433-8223
Fax: 702-873-1917
http://www.uscanadianminerals.com
http://freestock1.com
http://wfnn.info

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Ring SMS UBiee Energizes Global Harmony at New Image International’s 21st Anniversary

Unified by vision and commitment to relieve global poverty, protect the environment, liberate entrepreneurial spirits, and create a healthy wealth for all, Ring SMS Ubiee Team’s extraordinary alliance with New Image International, kindles synergy at the 21st birthday celebration, September 2-3, 2005.

(PRWEB) August 23, 2021 -- Opening ceremonies include the visionary leadership, policies, and principles of the Right Honorable Winston Peters, Leader of the New Zealand First Party.

David McDougall, Chairman of Futuro Eagles Group, S.A., the appointed marketing arm for Ring SMS, will spotlight sharing universal harmony in unity of vision and commitment to worldwide health and welfare, while simultaneously eliminating global pollution.

New Image will officially announce the global strategic alliance with Ring SMS-UBiee in promoting New Image products, commencing focus on the Power Pill Fe-3. With skyrocketing unprecedented increases in fuel prices resonating around the world, Power Pill Fe3 synchronizes harmonically by eliminating global pollution while yielding increased fuel economy.

The authentic KITT from Knight Rider, will be on display with a full array of mind-blowing effects and computer technology promoting the Power Pill. KITT, rejuvenated by the PowerPill, is scheduled to initiate a global tour in Spain this fall.

The parade of spotlighted keynote speakers includes:

Michail Borissenko, M.Sc., B.Sc., international authority and author on immunity, addressing the greatest threat to mankind’s existence, and educating on how to construct an impenetrable immune system.

Dr. Neil Domigan, PhD, MBA, BSc, Dip Sci, BphEd of Fidelity Genetic, and Chris Johnson, Chairman and Founding Director, partnering with New Image, will officially launch a revolutionary new health risk management system delivering health benefits to clients.

Dr. Colin Holloway, Director of Queensland Anti-Aging Clinic and author of best selling book, “Live Well Over 100”, will be sharing amazing medical and nutritional advancements in the field of longevity.

Donna Hartley, author of “Fire Up Your Life”, founder and owner of Hartley International, will deliver nine dynamic, impelling, and inspirational strategies to survive change. As a recent cancer survivor, the former Miss Hawaii is a member of the National Speakers Association and has appeared on NBC, ABC, PBS, and TLC, as well as The New York Times and New Woman Magazine.

Capturing the spirit, Grammy nominee and multi-versatile composer, recorder, and performer, Barry McGuire, promises to energize the entertainment aura. Former lead singer for the New Christy Minstrels, Barry also played the star roll in the original Broadway Production of “Hair”. His children’s record, “Bullfrogs and Butterflies” went gold, and he has written and composed numerous classic Evergreen hits.

Steve Larkins, a professional piano player and singer for over 25 years, guarantees to scintillate the senses with renditions of his greatest and best known works, including “Mercury Rising”, a light hearted tribute to the talent, personality, and songs made famous by Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Golden Disc Award winning Rumour, backed up by harmonies and lead vocals with Judy Donaldson, formerly from the Chicks, will tantalize nostalgia with music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.

Blazing ambience, kindled by fire dancer, Tule, along with World Aerobic Champion, Angela McMillan, promises to ignite even the most introverted person.

Ring SMS UBiee Team’s universal harmonic circle of friendship resonates melodically throughout the globe, extending open arms to all who yearn to change their financial destiny, relieve global poverty, protect the environment, and free entrepreneurial intercessors for healthy wealth.

Contact Info: Dee Scrip
Phone: 1-412-571-1855
Web: http://www.ubieepill.com

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August 22, 2021

IHRDC Attains SCORM 1.2 Certification for IPIMS Courses

IPIMS, the highly respected e-Learning competency development system created by IHRDC for the Upstream Petroleum Industry has earned SCORM certification for its Background Learning and Action Learning courses.

Boston (PRWEB) August 21, 2021 International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) announced today that IPIMS Background and Action Learning courses have been SCORM 1.2 certified by the Advanced Distributed Learning Lab (ADL).

Timothy Donohue, Director of Media Production explained the importance of this step "While our courses have always been SCORM compliant, we are happy to have achieved official certification by ADL. As our clients around the world increase their usage of e-Learning in the years to come, this certification insures that we will be ready to meet their requirements with ease."

SCORM, which stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model, is an international standard which creates a method for which disparate learning software communicate, regardless of language, locality or type of learning content. SCORM creates one unified "reference model" of interrelated technical specifications and guidelines designed to meet today's high-level requirements for Web-based learning content.

It is an international standard of rules for how a learning plan or course can be opened and how it communicates with other systems. This allows a company to have content from many different providers, and see an employee’s performance using just one system.

Timothy Donohue, went on the clarify "SCORM allows human resource managers to purchase training content from around the world using an open source standard. Progress of employees can be tracked and reported on using a single learning management system (LMS). This allows companies a high degree of freedom to choose training materials that best fit their needs, instead of many other one-size-fits-all approaches that are out there."

About IHRDC
Headquartered in Boston with offices in Amsterdam, Cairo and Caracas, International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) is a privately owned company that has been providing highly regarded management, technical and operations training programs and competency-based e-learning systems to the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years.

The company’s e-Learning program, the International Petroleum Industry Multimedia System (IPIMS), won the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming from the U.S. Distance Learning Association in Washington, D.C. IPIMS is currently licensed by over 50 companies worldwide.

For more information contact:
Timothy Donohue
Director of Media Services
IHRDC
617-536-0202, ext. 2270

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Eden Energy Corp. Arranges Financing

Eden Energy Corp. (OTCBB: EDNE) is pleased to announce that it has received commitments from certain institutional investors to acquire convertible promissory notes and warrants of the Company for gross proceeds of US$6,575,000.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 21, 2021 -- Eden Energy Corp. (OTCBB: EDNE) is pleased to announce that it has received commitments from certain institutional investors to acquire convertible promissory notes and warrants of the Company for gross proceeds of US$6,575,000. The convertible notes can be converted to common shares on the basis of one common share for every US$5 in value of notes, subject to adjustment. In addition to the notes, the Company has agreed to issue to the investors warrants exercisable into common shares for 3 years at an exercise price of US$6. Each investor is entitled to half the number of warrants as the number of common shares that would be issued if the whole note is converted at US$5.

The Company has agreed to registration rights for the investors, although the securities to be issued are restricted and may not be sold or offered in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

The funds will be used to further the development of the Company's projects in Nevada and for working capital.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or the warrants. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release, which are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the closing of our convertible note financing, and the prospective nature of the Noah Project and its geology as described above.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the possibility that we are unable to close the sale of convertible notes and warrants because of failure of a closing condition or otherwise, the inherent uncertainties associated with oil and gas exploration; the potential productivity of our properties; changes in the operating costs, the likelihood that no commercial quantities of oil or gas can be found or exploited at our properties; title to property issues that prevent our exploiting our property; and changes in economic conditions and conditions in oil and gas exploration. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance those beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our 424B prospectus filed June 8, 2021 and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Eden Energy Corp.

For more information regarding the company and the Company's Nevada projects, please contact the company at 1-866-693-1100 or email: e-mail protected from spam bots

Eden Energy Corporation is a featured Company on www.OilandGasStockNews.com

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Contact:
Eden Energy Corp.
Donald Sharpe, 604-693-0179
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http://www.edenenergycorp.com
or
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R. Hempel, 718-896-5060
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Source: Eden Energy Corp.

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KUA Named Top 100 Company for Working Families

The Orlando Sentinel, which compiles and prints the annual list, considers a number of areas to determine its annual rankings, including total benefit package, organizational culture, ways the company has fun, work-life balance offerings and much more.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (PRWEB) August 20, 2021 Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has been named a "Top 100 Company for Working Families" by the Orlando Sentinel. This is the eighth consecutive year the utility has been recognized in the program.

The announcement was made during a special awards ceremony held Aug. 5 at Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Studios.

The Orlando Sentinel, which compiles and prints the annual list, considers a number of areas to determine its annual rankings, including total benefit package, organizational culture, ways the company has fun, work-life balance offerings and much more. KUA continues to be a corporate leader, earning recognition from the judges for its offerings of unique programs for employee families, an ongoing employee reward system and in-house communications.

"We are truly honored to again be recognized for having a great place to work," said Wilbur Hill, vice president of human resources at KUA. "This prestigious recognition is a tribute to the efforts of our more than 300 employees."

The panel of judges was comprised of experts in the human resources and employee benefits arena as well as employees of the Orlando Sentinel who are knowledgeable about work/life initiatives and trends in the workplace.

A complete list of the 2005 winners can be found at www.orlandosentinel.com/top100.

The Orlando Sentinel is a publication of the Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the country's premier media companies, operating businesses in publishing and broadcasting. The company reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida's sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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August 19, 2021

For Hot-Oil-System Users Only: Technical TipSheet

Paratherm Corporation delivers monthly, free, concise technical tips via email and RSS.

West Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 18, 2021 -- Paratherm Corporation invites subscribers to TipSheet™, an email series delivering technical information for users of heat transfer fluids and thermal oil systems.

On a monthly basis, Paratherm engineers release bits of advice, tips, engineering discussions, and general wisdom about the applications, systems, and fluids.

This month's tip (TipSheet Issue #15 ) an explanation of fluid film temperature and its influence on fluid degradation, begins a three-part series on maximizing fluid longevity in the system. Parts two and three will explore oxidation and contamination.

The TipSheet series is purely editorial. It contains no Paratherm product information, and no marketing content.

Topics of future TipSheets will include startup and shutdown procedures, system contamination causes and cures, problems with water in thermal fluid, fire and other safety issues, and more.

To subscribe to the Paratherm TipSheet (Archives and New Additions), simply visit the TipSheet Archive page at http://www.paratherm.com/tipsheet.asp. There, you can look at archived TipSheets, and subscribe if you wish. Also, if you prefer to subscribe via RSS, the link is at the bottom of the page.

Heat Transfer Fluids (Thermal Liquids, Hot Oils) precisely control temperatures in hundreds of different applications in the processing industries. Due to the variety of applications, types of heating, differing process cycles, and many other variables, the intricacies of these heating and cooling systems can create technical challenges as the systems age, or with design additions and changes.

Troubleshooting and improving processes in partnership with customers since 1988, Paratherm engineers have gained deep expertise in dozens of different industries and applications, and thousands of specific systems.

Paratherm Corporation's product line has grown to seven heat transfer fluids and two high-performance system-cleaner liquids, but the service mission of Paratherm Engineers and Staff has remained the same; to use their thorough knowledge and experience with thermal systems and heat transfer fluids, their relationships with heater and equipment manufacturers, and their focused attention on the needs of customers, to deliver smoothly operating systems and applications, and maximum production, to processors that choose Paratherm.

Contact:
Andy Andrews
Paratherm Corporation
4 Portland Road
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
USA
Phone: 800-222-3611 or (610) 941-4900
http://www.paratherm.com/heat_transfer_fluids.asp

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August 18, 2021

Cheer Up: 2006 Pay Budget Survey from Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Forecasts a Bigger Pay Raise Headed Your Way

BLR’s new 2006 Pay Budget Survey forecasts a 4.0% pay increase for exempt office workers, the first time that figure has hit 4.0% in several years.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -– A new salary survey finds that compensation managers are feeling optimistic, and that could mean good news in your paycheck. Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has just released its 2006 Pay Budget Survey, which predicts that the national average merit increase for exempt office employees will hit 4.0% in 2006 (up from 3.7% in 2005). Non-exempt office workers (those who must be paid overtime) will see average increases of 3.8%.

More than 1100 organizations participated in BLR’s July 2005 pay survey. Projected merit increases are greater this year for three of the four employee categories surveyed. Unionized plant workers, however, will see merit increases smaller in 2006 than in 2005 (2.9% vs. 3.1%). Non-union plant workers will fare better, with a projected 3.5% increase in 2006 vs. 3.2% a year ago.

Susan Schoenfeld, J.D., editor at Compensation.BLR.com, commented on the results of BLR’s survey of planned 2006 pay increases: “BLR’s annual salary forecast is an important indicator of how companies feel about the economy and labor trends. By projecting merit increases to go up in 2006 they seem to be saying that the non-union labor market will continue to be strong in 2006, and that their organizations are healthy enough to pay for those raises.”

For the second year in a row the BLR 2006 Pay Budget Survey projects that the Central/Rocky Mountain/Southwest region will provide the highest merit pay increases in the country, where exempt employees will get increases of 4.4% (vs. 3.9% in 2005). The lowest planned merit increases are projected for union plant workers in the Northeast/Middle Atlantic region at 2.3%.

Complimentary 2005 Pay Budget Survey Available
Interested employers may download a free summary report of the 2006 Pay Budget Survey at: http://www.blr.com/82008500/PRS42. The summary includes merit and general pay projections for four categories of employees as well as by type of employer.

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for HR, compensation, safety, and environmental managers. For more information about other audio conferences and a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contact:
BLR Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld
860 510-0100 x 2182

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Gas Prices Today Are More Painful than Gastric Problems

Recent jump of gas price per gallon is considered worse than Gastric Problem: A recent survey conducted at one of Kalamazoo's gas station prtovided a a feedback that people prefer to have gastric trouble than going along with recent gas prices. $2.79 a Gallon guys.

(PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -- It was a very interesting survey conducted by some of the international students in Kalamazoo. They spent a whole day at one of the busiest gas stations and interviewed every customer. The topic was: Gas Prices today are more painful or gastric problem.

Ninety percent of the people said that they can live with gastric troubles but living with this much jump of gas prices is too painful.

They were so angry that some of them were planning to sell their cars and buy a bicycle. But at the same time they were scared to buy a bicycle because weather in Michigan is very un-predictable and their bicycle passion may put them in big trouble specially in winter. So they came to a conclusion they should try their luck and dig a well in their backyard in search of gas.

Oh No...that's not a good idea. One of them said, lets move to solar cars. Solar cars! Hell no....I can't do that. A young African American boy shouted and his friends said yesto his protest. And at one very interesting moment five of the young beautiful girls who entered the store wearing mini skirts concluded the discussion and said: hey Dudes, why are you worried about gas prices, lets go out tonight, have some fun, drink some beer and let our President think about gas prices. Right.......?

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Petrol Oil and Gas Announces Record Second Quarter Results

Gross Revenue Increases 51.6% Over First Quarter of 2005 Company Achieves Second Consecutive Quarter of Positive Cash Flow from Operations

LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) August 18, 2021 -- Petrol Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: POIG) announced today operating results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2005. Petrol reported record revenue of $1,805,491, a 51.6% increase compared to $1,190,611 for the first quarter of 2005. Petrol had no revenue in the second quarter of 2004.

Petrol had a net loss for the second quarter of 2005 of $630,448, or $0.03 per share, compared to a loss of $679,589, or $0.04 per share for the same period in 2004. The 2005 second quarter loss included $648,932 in non-cash charges in connection with depreciation, depletion and amortization, the accretion of warrants issued in connection with long-term debt, the issuance of common stock to consultants for services and to lenders for the payment of accrued interest, which resulted in a positive cash flow generated from operations of $18,484 in 2005 compared to a negative cash flow from operations of $(108,370) for 2004.

For the six months ended June 30, 2005, Petrol had revenue of $2,996,102 compared to no revenue in the comparable period of 2004. Petrol had a net loss of $2,302,152, or $0.09 per share, compared to a loss in the year earlier period of $2,036,914, or $0.12 per share; a 25% decrease in loss per share. The fiscal 2005 loss included $2,597,606 in non-cash charges in connection with depreciation, depletion and amortization, the accretion of warrants issued in connection with long-term debt, the issuance of common stock to consultants for services and to lenders for the payment of accrued interest, which resulted in cash flow from operations of $295,454 in 2005 compared to a negative cash flow from operations of $(370,310) in 2004.

"In a relatively short period of time Petrol has acquired, enhanced and appropriately developed all of the elements necessary to create a successful oil and gas production company. This is most evident through increased production on our properties, and is further demonstrated by the significant growth in sequential quarter revenues," said Paul Branagan, Petrol's Chief Executive Officer. "We were fortunate to have acquired some attractive properties, such as Petrol-Neodesha, a 10,000 gross acres property that now includes 77 CBM producing wells generating approximately 3.0 million cubic feet of gas per day (2.17 Million cubic feet per day of net production to the Company). Early in the company's inception we amassed mineral leases in nearby Coffey County Kansas into a relatively contiguous 95,000 gross acre CBM prospect, our Coal Creek project, and we are in the negotiation stages of acquiring debt financing to begin its development. With continuing market pressure to produce more US based energy, Petrol is moving as quickly as possible to meet that need through the continued development of its resources. With strong energy prices, growing production and improved efficiencies through operating enhancements, Petrol is well positioned for future growth."

Readers are urged to review Petrol's second quarter Form 10-QSB, available on the SEC's website (www.sec.gov), for a discussion of Petrol's results of operations and review the second quarter 2005 financial statements.

Forward-Looking Statement: The statements in this press release regarding actual and anticipated revenues, any implied or perceived benefits from the Company's CBM assets, the development of the Coal Creek project, the Company's ability to acquire sufficient debt financing, and any other effects resulting from any of the above are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the continued production of gas at historical rates, costs of operations, delays, and any other difficulties related to producing minerals such as oil or gas, continued maintenance of the oil field and properties, price of oil or gas, marketing and sales of produced minerals, risks and effects of legal and administrative proceedings and governmental regulation, availability of debt financing, future financial and operational results, competition, general economic conditions, and the ability to manage and continue growth.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents we file from time to time with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Inc.Petrol Oil and Gas, Inc. is a featured company on www.NaturalGasStocks.com

For full details, click here: http://www.investorideas.com/Petrol_Oil_and_Gas/NewsReleases.asp

Source: Petrol Oil and Gas, Inc.

Contact:
Petrol Oil and Gas, Inc.
Investor Information, 702-454-7318
www.petroloilandgas.com
or
CEOcast, Inc. for Petrol Oil and Gas
Ed Lewis, 212-732-4300 ext. 225

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August 17, 2021

Exchange Your View on Oil & Gas Private Placements Author: Christopher E. Pippin, V.P., Striker Petroleum LLC

Both near-term conditions and long-term supply-demand projections make the economics of oil and gas private placement programs very appealing–especially for investors seeking real property diversification through the 1031 Exchange.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- The price of oil is breaking records, gasoline prices are skyrocketing and energy investors are pocketing profits. Research and ratings from Morningstar puts the annualized return of natural resources funds at nearly 18% for the past three years, through April. However, despite the lucrative rewards to be reaped in today’s market, lingering fears of “losing it all” cloud many investors’ thinking.

Blame it on the 80s.
“A lot of investors went into these programs in the 1970s and 1980s and they got burned,” says Lewis Walker, a financial planner in Norcross, Ga. What appeared to be a great opportunity for big returns in energy investments turned out badly for many when oil prices fell below $10 in 1986.

Things have changed, though, since the last great oil boom. As unfortunate as the market collapse in the 80s was for some investors, industry analysts agree that this type of setback would not be likely or even possible in today’s world. Both near-term conditions and long-term supply-demand projections make the economics of oil and gas private placement programs very appealing – especially for investors seeking real property diversification through the 1031 Exchange.

With the emergence of oil and gas program sponsors into the 1031 Exchange arena, some of today’s private placement options offer an attractive, income-producing alternative to traditional real estate. Retirees and those nearing retirement age “want to know their investments will produce the income they need every year,” notes Larry Goff, executive vice president of CNL Securities Corp. Direct investments into oil and gas with the potential for higher returns, he says, “can help create a firm foundation for this kind of valued, ongoing income stream.”

What about risk?
While risk is a part of every investment, the nature of a 1031 private placement opportunity is on the low-end of the scale. Oil and gas replacement property precludes the dangers of drilling and wildcatting, the most risky of oil and gas endeavors. To qualify as “real property,” oil and gas replacement property must consist of actual ownership production from producing wells, either through overriding royalty ownership or working interest ownership. Private placements that account for the purchase of producing wells in multiple fields and formations with multiple Operators provide diversity of product–and further spread the risk.

The 80s Oil Bust left deep scars on many investors. But now, in an era of sharply increasing demand, limited product AND the ability to complete a 1031 Exchange for portfolio diversification and tax deferral, the rewards of oil and gas asset ownership may outweigh the risks.

About Christopher Pippin
Christopher Pippin has over seven years experience in the securities industry, with a concentration on alternative investments. Mr. Pippin became involved in oil and gas investing in November 2002 when he joined Mr. Mark Roberts of Striker Petroleum. Mr. Pippin has been instrumental in the growth of Striker Petroleum and focuses his efforts on building broker-dealer relationships throughout the United States.

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Journalist’s Fierce Intelligence and Searing Wit Bring Humor and Humanity Into His Tragic Account of the War in Iraq

Acclaimed international journalist Paul William Roberts pens an erudite and passionate account of the invasion of Iraq. His extensive knowledge of the Middle East and his searing wit set this book apart from others and make it an essential read.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2021 -- This is TERRORISM. I’m terrified. This is SO bad, such a bad thing to do. The children are crying under the red sky.

Acclaimed journalist Paul William Roberts shares his field notes in the opening pages of A War Against Truth: An Intimate Account of the Invasion of Iraq (ISBN 1-55192-819-1, $16.95 pb, October). “I write in a state of raging anger and shame about what I saw,” says Roberts. “A fraud was perpetrated on the entire world. A weak and defenseless nation was invaded and occupied by the greatest superpower in history on a pretext that is a transparent deception. This should bother someone. My friend Bassim and his whole family were killed. This bothers me.”

A War Against Truth is an exposé of the politics behind the war, and of the brutal reality the Iraqi people experienced but the rest of the world was not shown.

A classical scholar who has spent three decades covering the Middle East and is one of the few Western journalists to have interviewed Saddam Hussein, Roberts dined with Jordan’s Crown Prince Hassan in the early days of the war. Their conversation gives insight into Saddam Hussein’s character: ‘“He truly loves is country,” Hassan told me. “It is his passion – no one can take that away from him. He’s not a learned man but there is no aspect of Iraq’s vast history he isn’t intimately familiar with. That he believes he has always acted in her best interests I do not in the least bit doubt. Just as I do not doubt he is a dreadful tyrant and a brute.”’

Roberts enters Iraq in time to witness the “shock and awe” bombing campaign from a Baghdad suburb. After standing by helplessly as his old friend tries to save his family from the rubble of their bombed-out house, Roberts escapes to Jordan. He returns to witness the “liberation” of Iraq and meet with a variety of people, including Saddam Hussein’s secretary, looters selling priceless artifacts, American and Iraqi soldiers and secret police chiefs thinking about a career change. He interviews Tariq Aziz in hiding, discovers a mass grave, sleeps in Saddam’s bed in one of his opulent palaces and is interrogated by U.S. intelligence.

As Martin Amis writes, “A War Against Truth is elegant, humane, moving and as funny as it can be; as profoundly tragic as it must be.”

Paul William Roberts is the author of many books, including Smokescreen, Empire of the Soul, Journey of the Magi and The Demonic Comedy. He has written for many international publications including Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Times Literary Supplement, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Jordan Times and The Globe and Mail.

Praise for A War Against Truth
Shortlisted for Charles Taylor literary non-fiction prize (Canada)

“I read Roberts's book in a single night, couldn't stop. Despite the bitter humor and riveting eyewitness accounts of the Iraq tragedies, reading this lacerating chronicle is about as enjoyable as ripping off scabs. But it is so vivid and compelling that it is impossible to put it down. Reading A War Against Truth is as necessary as opening one's eyes in the morning, for those who want to perceive the world as it is — and to do something about it.” – Noam Chomsky

Canadian journalist Roberts (Smokescreen ) declares his country's "actual role in the world... [is] to act as the conscience of America... it's a dirty job--but someone who speaks English has to do it." Roberts--who was in Baghdad when the U.S. first attacked, but escaped to Jordan and returned to Iraq two weeks later--takes on this duty with aplomb.... Though he details ancient and recent history of the region and the book often comes alive with his on-the-ground reporting, the narrative is refracted through his "raging anger, and shame." ... Readers who get their news from sources other than Fox may, like Roberts, object to the war in Iraq, but his strident tone will alienate all but Chomsky adherents. —Publishers Weekly

“Roberts is engaged, ethically, emotionally, and intellectually, in what he sees. He goes far beyond the 'objectivity' to which journalists pay lip service, and he renders the bloody mess of today’s Iraq from revealing angles. Going ever deeper into Iraq’s heart of darkness, he shows us how the shadows fall: from without as well as within.” —Quill & Quire

“A War Against Truth is as much history as it is current events, unfolding in a masterpiece of imagery, which sheds light on dark disturbing forces in eastern and western governments past and present.” —Common Ground

“Paul William Roberts' angry, deeply personal and finely written account of the Iraq invasion.”—Maclean's Magazine

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August 16, 2021

SAVASTAT-USA CEO Featured In International Publication PM Network

Mary Ann Shatto the President/CEO of Savastat-USA is to be featured by PM Network magazine in the September issue for the article “From the Top.” With Savastat-USA’s focus on commercial and industrial physical water treatment applications and boiler energy conservation and the need to reach facility directors the target audience of PM Network is ideal.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- Mary Ann Shatto the President/CEO of Savastat-USA is to be featured by PM Network, an award-winning monthly 84-page professional magazine that is mailed to more than 130,000 PMI members in the September issue for the article “From the Top.” The feature of Mrs. Shatto, titled “Mobile Management,” will spotlight Savastat-USA’s CEO management style and focus on project management. With Savastat-USA’s focus on commercial and industrial physical water treatment applications and boiler energy conservation and the need to reach facility directors the target audience of PM Network is ideal. PM Network articles offer real-world information presented as current case histories, lessons learned, trends from around the world, and new tools and techniques.

With the audience of the institute's more than 165,000 members, who work in 120 countries Mary Ann Shatto was given a unique opportunity to spotlight the assets that her company offers their nationwide dealer network and clients. Since PMI sets professional standards, conducts research and provides access to a wealth of information and resources, being featured in their magazine provides instant credibility for a company that has a strong proven product line and management team but until the summer of 2005 has been “under the radar on the national level.

When asked what she thought of the recent attention the Mary Ann replied “When first notified, I was extremely nervous but proud and excited. This is a great opportunity and hopefully the beginning of more media attention for the benefits of the energy saving products and physical water treatment technology that we provide the US market. Most of the competitive countries in Europe and Asia take for granted the products we are the distributor of for reducing energy consumption, maintenance and other costs that can significantly impact a company’s bottom line. In several countries there are laws making it mandatory or monetary incentives for businesses to use our technologies. The US business market has always cried out for the need of technology that provides the benefits that we offer, but have been slow to embrace its arrival. The US businesses we work with love the results and have been great advocates, which has a lot to do with the attention we are receiving now.”

Savastat-USA has also sponsored recent events like the two successful regional energy seminars in South Carolina and Kentucky where the inventors of the Savastat products were flown in from Europe to be keynote speakers. An impressive list of attendees from the federal and state government sectors as well as dealer's representatives, potential customers from the business and education communities, along with close work with the DOE (Federal Department of Energy’s) Rebuild America and Energy Smart Schools programs and Energy Star has solidified Savastat-USA’s market position in the US.

Savastat-USA’s work to provide an integrated strategic message across multiple media channels led to being featured in PM Network magazine; a magazine that has won ASBPE, APEX and Communicator awards for writing and design excellence and in 2004 placed in the top 25 best issues in the Tabbie Awards (Trade, Association and Business Publications International). 2 press releases from early summer 2005 garnered over 200,000 readers in over 1,800 industry specific and regional media outlets providing the initial life for the national marketing campaign. Savastat-USA’s marketing director stated “our future gets brighter every day.”

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The Filtration of Process Water and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry, Section 4: How to Select the Right Filter and Reduce Your Waste Disposal Costs

The objective of any filter is not to remove all particulate from the fluid stream. The size of particulate to be removed should be determined by the quality objective or system protection requirements. Removing particulate below the level identified for a specific system is a costly and unnecessary exercise with little or no return on investment.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- Will the stream be reintroduced into the process? If so, what contaminate levels will yield cost effective efficiency? The residual level of solids in the product filtrate will vary for each application. Understanding the limitations that varying solids levels will impose on the process is essential to determine the cost benefits of filtration systems. It is important to utilize filtration expertise along with process knowledge to gain the most from a filtration system.

Protecting a process through filtration has many more variables to consider. A fundamental question is what size particle can cause erosion in downstream equipment. Another is at what level of solids will deposits build up in the low, slow flow areas.

Two other important factors to consider when designing or selecting a filtration system are environmental/safety concerns and waste disposal costs. Environmental regulations governing fugitive emissions have become much more stringent in recent decades, and will be even more rigorous in the future.

In the United States, ultra low sulfur diesel and gasoline fuel requirement become effective in 2004/2005. Companies are also faced with increasing worries over lawsuits from workers exposed to hazardous materials and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Waste disposal costs have risen dramatically in recent years, partially because of the stricter environmental regulations. The following discussion provides an overview or current technologies available for both disposable and cleanable filter systems.

The next article (section 5) will examine disposable and cleanable filter media, and what the differences are between the two.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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Consumer Choice Funds Domestic Renewable Energy

Our Energy online shopping site generates merchant contributions for every purchase. The contributions enable all consumer online spending to go towards the development and generation of more clean renewable energy.

(PRWEB) August 16, 2021 -- If you could make a tangible contribution toward improving your country’s energy situation without writing a check or paying higher taxes -- without even leaving the house -- would you? Even the least jaded among us are probably suspicious of such something-for-nothing propositions, but in this case there's absolutely no "catch."

Picture this example:

You go to www.peapod.com to shop for groceries and a small SpeedSaver box pops up on your screen for a few seconds thanking you for supporting clean renewable energy. You place your order, totaling $147.95, and six percent of your Peapod grocery bill -- on this shopping day, a total of $8.88 -- will go toward the renewable energy organization of your choice.

With this one purchase on Peapod.com, you have funded slightly more than one-half of the $17.50 it costs to clean the average home’s electricity each month. All because you signed up with Our Energy -- an online renewable energy reward-shopping program introduced this week by The Renewable Energy Center based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Our Energy enables every American and Canadian consumer and business to contribute toward renewable energy development simply by shopping online and selecting a renewable energy supplier to support in the process. The contributions generated by purchases through Our Energy are funded solely by the more than 700 participating merchants, including Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, and Office Max. For consumers and businesses, it's a free and effortless way to help fund clean domestic renewable energy generation, requiring nothing more than a single visit to an Our Energy website to enroll. (In the U.S., www.ourenergy.us, and in Canada, www.ourenergycanada.com.)

A recent study by Yale University shows that 92% of Americans worry about the nation's dependence on foreign oil. Furthermore, 93% of the American public is in favor of the government supporting new energy technologies. But the abstract nature of energy can make it a tough sell when the time comes for individuals to allocate their charitable dollars.

"Let's face it: People don't want to pay for what they can't see," says John Zyskowski, President and CEO of Our Energy. "We have no problem paying for the power windows in our cars, because the results are right there for us to experience at the push of a button. Not so with renewable energy."

In addition, until now there has been no incentive for consumers to use renewable energy, Zyskowski points out. "If you want to clean your electricity, you have to pay for it, and the most you can expect is a pat on the back or a word of thanks," he says. "Hardly the enticement that many of us need to open our wallets or checkbooks and fund our good intentions."

Our Energy is poised to change the landscape by using the donation-shopping model employed so successfully by such organizations as Upromise. "The energy industry has no reason to clean up its act, it's doing fine under the status quo," Zyskowski says. "So we're putting the power in the hands of consumers and businesses."

Here's how Our Energy works:

1. Sign up at www.ourenergy.us or www.ourenergycanada.com and choose a renewable energy organization to support. Enrolling is quick, easy and free, and is available for individuals now. Businesses can enroll in Our Energy beginning November 30, 2005.
2. Shop online as you normally would. Participating online merchants will contribute a percentage of your spending to the organization you chose when you are enrolled in the Our Energy program.
3. Check in from time to time and see how much renewable energy generation is attributable to you! Your contributions are tracked and available for you to review on your country’s Our Energy website.

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Pine Ridge Mining announces Majestic Breaker and Colliery open.

Pine Ridge Mining completes construction of a new coal breaker and colliery at Majestic. Rail delivery of all varieties of coal to begin within the week.

(PRWEB) August 15, 2021 -- Pine Ridge Mining is pleased to announce that the construction of a small breaker and colliery at their mines at Majestic has been completed.

Coal delivery to its customers will behin within the week. Rail service is complete within a mile of the site, and rail crews are finishing up one bridge before FRA inspection of the line. The colliery will be able to supply 1,000 tons of high grade smokeless coal to its customers.

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The Filtration of Process Water and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry; Section 3: Cooling and Amine Systems

Petroleum Industry Cooling Systems and how they can affect system instrumentation and efficiency.

(PRWEB) August 14, 2021 -- Cooling Systems: Cooling systems accumulate airborne dirt and other contaminants that can affect system instrumentation and efficiency. Dirt and iron fouling can rob the system of the required heat transfer capacity and increase frictional hydraulic losses. Cooling systems with inefficient filtration can result in the need for labor-intensive tower cleanouts and heat exchanger refurbishing. Efficient systems will extend equipment life and maintain maximum heat transfer. Removal of 98% of particles of 10 µ and larger is recommended for effective cooling water filtration.

Tubular backwashing systems provide economical method of automated solids removal with minimal backwash volumes. Clean cooling water reduces manual cleanouts, reduces chemical consumption, helps eliminate instrument plugging, and maximizes cooling efficiency. If space is at a premium, tubular systems are available in a nonlinear configuration. For example, the Ronningen-Petter AFR Series tubular backwashing pressure filter has a 1m² footprint.

Amine Systems: Amine systems require filtration to remove contaminants such as pipe scale, iron sulfide, and salt precipitants from the process. If the amine is dark amber to greenish in color, the stream is dirty. For maximum efficiency, the amine stream should be as clear as fresh water. Contaminant removal greatly increases amine efficiency and reduces the system's operating costs.

Problems created by dirty or unfiltered mine include iron sulfides that cause foaming in towers. Contaminants that collect on tower trays reduce efficiency and increase pressure drop across the tower. Solids that build up in the flash drum reduce the available liquid area, which results in incomplete separation of hydrocarbons and amine. Contaminants in the surge drum result in a constant supply of new solids in the flow. When particles settle out, they collect in piping, tanks, heat exchangers, and reboilers causing increasing corrosion, plugging, and fouling of the equipment and poor heat transfer.

Typically, disposable media are used on the lean amine loop and backwashing filters on the rich amine loop. When considering disposables, proper media selection will have the most direct effect on system efficiency and therefore cost effectiveness. For example, nominal efficiency media are not effective because too much dirt passes through the filter. Polypropylene media traps oils and can become blind before the full dirt holding capacity is reached.

For a typical 20% side stream, base the filter system size on flow rates recommended for the type of media used. The optimum flowrate is a compromise between cost and dirt holding. The slower the flowrate, the more dirt the media will hold. If there are oils in the amine or if the temperature exceeds 180˚ F (82˚ C), cellulose or polyester media are recommended; cellulose will generally cost less.

If the amine system has not been filtered or if there are signs of high dirt loading (again, a green or amber color) filtration is highly recommended. To reduce costs, stage the cleaning process. Begin with media that will eliminate larger µ particulate, and step the process gradually into smaller retentions with each change out, ending ultimately with retentions in the 5 - 10 µ range. To keep the system at optimum performance, use high efficiency, absolute rated media at a maximum of 10 µ.

Although more prevalent on the sulfur rich side, backwashing, or self-cleaning tubular systems are ideal for both the rich and lean sides of the amine loop because they eliminate operator exposure and disposal of often-hazardous spent bags or cartridges. The closed system benefits of a backwashing filter are especially important when on the rich side of the amine loop because of the elimination of operator exposure to the highly toxic sulfur being removed.

Backwashing filters should be sized at a flux rate of approximately 4 - 8 gpm/ft². The filter media should be 5 or 10 µ, high efficiency (+98%) filter elements constructed of single layer sintered wire mesh. When the filter is installed on a dirty system, it will typically backwash continuously for the first two to three days. Then, the backwash interval will start to increase and within a week, the amine will be clean and the backwash interval will increase to eight hours or more.

Backwashing filters are self-correcting during and after upsets. During upset conditions, the filter will start backwashing continuously. Once the process returns to normal, backwash interval times will also return to normal. The next article (section 4) will examine how to select the right filter for your process requirements.

For questions about Industrial Filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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August 12, 2021

NRG Resources, Inc. Enters Agreement to Acquire Oil and Gas Field in Kazakhstan

NRG Resources, Inc. (“NRG” or the “Company”), a privately held, independent energy company, today reported that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Munaisystem INK. Munaisystem INK is a Kazakhstan enterprise that owns a license to explore for oil and gas in the oil rich Aral Sea Region.

Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2021 –- NRG Resources, Inc. (“NRG” or the “Company”), a privately held, independent energy company, today reported that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Munaisystem INK. Munaisystem INK is a Kazakhstan enterprise that owns a license to explore for oil and gas in the oil rich Aral Sea Region.

NRG has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Munaisystem INK, owner of Kokaral Munai, and a concession in the Kzil-Ordinskoy Area of the Aral Sea Region of Kazakhstan. Upon closing, which is scheduled for September 10, 2005, Munaisystem INK will become a subsidiary of NRG. The Company plans augment its existing industrial and commercial lubricants business by prospecting and producing in the Aral Sea Region, under a concession license granted by the Ministry of Power and Minerals of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The licensed oil and gas field is approximately 2400 square kilometers, covering the Kokaral Peninsula in the north part of Aral Sea. The Licensed territory was originally released by the Kazakhstan government on July 7, 2021 to Kokaral Munai LLP, with a grant of exclusive rights on exploration and production for hydrocarbons within the Kokaral area. Subsequently, Kokaral Munai LLP was acquired by Munaisystem INK.

Initial geological studies have been completed by third parties, and show the potential of locating substantial amounts of recoverable oil and gas products inside the licensed territories. Geotex OJSC has performed geophysical work (2D seismic survey 1989 through 1991, and in 1998 – 150km.) The studies identified two large structures at the depth of 1500-2500m, indicating potential oil, and gas at the depth of less than 1500 meters. Within the licensed area, there are two complexes (Eocene and Jurassic) showing potential for hydrocarbons accumulation. According to the due diligence material submitted in connection with the acquisition of Munaisystem INK, Kokaral’s predictable resources are estimated to be 38 Million tons. The studies are still in a relatively early phase, but indicate promise, states NRG Director and renowned Kazakhstan geologist, Yedil Kassymov.

The Kokaral block occupies approximately a one sixth of the Aryskumsky trough and has 4-5 fields with average resource in 5-15 million tons of conditional propellant, explains Kassymov. The Kokaral license territories take advantage of existing and rapidly developing transportation infrastructure. The licensed territories are located in less than 100 km from Aralsk Railway Station. The Bukhara-Ural Pipeline is in the western part of the area, in 75 km from its center. The Chinese National Oil Company is currently building an oil pipeline within 150 km of the concession, linking Kenkiyak and Kumkol fields, and going into China. Therefore, it appears that oil and gas could be efficiently transported from Kokaral (oil by railway through Aralsk Station and/or by Kenkiyak-Kumkol Pipelines, while gas could be transported by the Bukhara-Ural Pipeline). By acquiring valuable oil and gas exploration rights, NRG is poised become a serious participant in the international oil and gas exploration business, commented Serge Lipatov, Director of NRG and Senior Executive of the Russian Railroads, the largest corporation in the Russian Federation, employing approximately 1.2 million people. The U.S. Department of State estimates that Kazakhstan will be one of the top 10 oil producing nations in the world by 2015. We hope to position our selves to play a key role in developing and delivering Kazakhstan’s vast energy resources to the world energy markets,” states Tony Vanetik, Chairman & CEO of NRG.

Kazakhstan declared its independence on December 16, 1991. Prior to that date, the country was part of the Soviet Union. Kazakhstan is a constitutional republic with a strong presidency. The 2003 population was 14.8 million people. Slightly over half of the population lives in urban areas. A bilingual country, Kazakhstan’s “official” language is Kazakh, however Russian is routinely used, and English is becoming more prevalent in business. The majority of the population is ethnic Kazakh. Approximately 46% of the population is Sunni Muslim (but is predominantly secular), 45% Russian Orthodox, and 9% practice other religions. The literacy rate in Kazakhstan is over 98% as compared to 97% in the United States and 63% in Saudi Arabia. The country covers 2.7 million square kilometers, making it the ninth largest country in the world. The closest neighbors are Russia to the north, China to the east, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to the south with the oil rich Caspian Sea on the east border of the country. To expand its infrastructure, Kazakhstan is building a pipeline leading to China that is scheduled to be completed in December of 2005. The Kazakhstan government estimates the country will be exporting 8 million barrels of oil per day by 2020.

NRG Resources, Inc., a Nevada corporation, is an oil and gas exploration and oil products marketing company, based in Nevada and California. The development stage Company is pursuing opportunities domestically and in new energy markets. The Company markets a proprietary line of lubricants for industrial and commercial application and has recently entered the international energy resources market.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "believe" “plan,” “hope, “intend,” or other similar words. We have made forward-looking statements with respect to the following, among others: our goals and strategies; our ability to earn sufficient revenues to develop Kokaral; our opinions about prospects of Kokaral or the region where it is located; our ability to continue to operate and/or develop our existing lubricants business; our ability to continue as a going concern, our ability to comply with the closing terms of the acquisition agreement. These statements are forward-looking and reflect our current expectations. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control. Forward-looking statements in this announcement are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although NRG Resources, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve high risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, our limited operating history, the costs and risks of exploring and developing new oil and natural gas reserves, the price for which such reserves can be sold, environmental concerns effecting the drilling of oil and natural gas wells, fluctuations in commodity prices, inconsistent application, interpretation, and enforcement of applicable Kazakh government taxes, and Kazakhstan Excess Profits Tax, currency exchange losses if Tenge depreciates against US Dollar, country and political risks, including diplomatic and political relations between US and Kazakhstan, costs arising from environmental liability, uncertain costs of drilling (oil producing fields located adjacent to Kokaral, are not an indication that our drilling or related efforts will be successful), inability to drill wells that produce commercial quantities of oil and natural gas, shut-ins of connected wells resulting from extreme weather conditions, insufficient storage or transportation capacity or other geological and mechanical conditions, general market conditions, competition, oil and gas pricing, drilling programs and results, our continued operations of our lubricant business, our future capital needs, our ability to retain qualified management and consultants, etc.

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“Western Experts Did Not Distinguish Themselves” - American Firms Counseling Chinese Companies on US Acquisitions “Must do Better”

In an article published today in China Business, global communications expert Josef Blumenfeld calls on Chinese businesses to learn from Haier and CNOOC's mistakes. Published in Chinese, Blumenfeld's article also points the finger at the American companies who failed their Chinese clients writing, "there is plenty of blame to go around."

(PRWEB) August 12, 2021 -- In an article published today in China Business, Global Communications Expert Josef Blumenfeld, founder of Tradewind Strategies, calls on Chinese businesses to learn from the mistakes made during acquisition attempts by Haier and CNOOC and to adapt future efforts to the requirements of the US market. Published in Chinese, Blumenfeld also highlights the shortcomings of US firms that counseled both Chinese companies.

“There is plenty of blame to go around for this outcome and not all of it is for China – the Western advisors both Chinese companies hired share in that blame,” Blumenfeld writes.

“A great deal of prestige was squandered by these two losing efforts,” Blumenfeld explains. “Both the Chinese companies and the American firms they hired to help them secure these acquisitions lost face. As China's business community continues to recognize that it needs assistance with US efforts, it is imperative that the US companies serving that community provide the best counsel possible. While the legal and banking aspects of the deals may have been covered, these deals had no chance of winning the public relations battles that erupted – effectively ending any possibility of success.”

In China Business, Blumenfeld points to an August 3 editorial in the Financial Times that said “'surprisingly, given the importance of China to so many US companies, there was no sign of a balancing pro-China' message to counter Chevron's opposition to CNOOC's bid for Unocal.” He continues, “this was a PR failure more than anything. I'm surprised the PR and communications teams at the investment banking firms CNOOC and Haier tapped did not see this coming. Had they helped their clients weather the firestorm of controversy these bids ignited, those firms might not have lost out on millions of dollars in service fees.”

“By honestly and thoroughly assessing what went wrong in both efforts to acquire two very different companies,” Blumenfeld writes, “Chinese businesses and those they count on for advice and counsel can help ensure that the next chapter in China-US business is” successful. Blumenfeld continues, “the Chinese are recognizing that they need help in the US market, the American companies that serve China's businesses must, however, do better in helping them achieve their goals. There is remarkable talent at China's disposal – it is time for that talent to help China succeed.”

About Tradewind Strategies
Tradewind Strategies was founded by Josef Blumenfeld, a strategic communications professional with experience managing PR agencies and programs in 28 countries on six continents. As international markets continue to grow in importance, there is a growing need for experienced, global communications professionals. Tradewind Strategies is a consultancy that allows companies to identify international marketing resources and to expand their public relations and communications programs into these new and growing international markets. Clients have including global PR agencies, corporate global giants such as Wal-Mart and Philips, and smaller companies – both in the US, as well as in international markets. Blumenfeld has been quoted in worldwide press, including Fortune, The New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, China Business, Xinhua, Globo (Brazil), Media (Hong Kong), UPI, CMO, and Inc. More information can be found at www.tradewindstrategies.com

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How 100 Gallons of Fuel Could Electrify Arizona for An Hour

If a vehicle weighing 5000 pounds could be placed on the end of a lever, driving 100,000 pounds of turning force to an axel, we could eliminate the need for OPEC oil.

(PRWEB) August 12, 2021 -- We provide our civilization with electricity (primarily)by burning massive amounts of fossil fuels, to create steam, blown at the fan-like valve of a turbine. So, we are a civilization, powered, much like a child blowing on a pinwheel). But is there a more dynamic way to turn an axle? Archimedes claimed it could move the World. .

Observe a workbench vise: force exerted upon the end of the handle, pivots off the point of entrance into the axel, which acts as the fulcrum, with the force, therefore, multiplied by the ratio [of the length of the handle, to the width of the axel] to move (what is also, the true object of electric power production) the opposite side of the axle.

It should be noted here, that the nerve center of the dragon-like (corporate) beast, that controls the energy, economies and politics of our age, is the turbine. And the device that can pierce the beast is the lever.

So, I ask the reader to imagine a great solid axel 5ft. in diameter. Instead of attaching a fan on its end and blowing steam at it, drill holes through its side. Five feet across, would easily support holes 2ft. in diameter, for blades fitting loosely, that pass through it like handles of a vise (but blocked from sliding).

These holes, would be drilled in pairs around the axel, at nine separate angles (40 degrees apart). Each pair would be separated laterally by 10ft., to allow harness-like blades to surround a Ferris Wheel-like structure, approximately 200ft.high. This means, each blade would be over 105ft.

On their extremities, platforms would be slung like seats of a Ferris Wheel, (thus, always parallel to the Earth’s surface).
As it would turn, the platforms would pick up awaiting vehicles at the 1 o’clock position, by hooking the undercarriage (much like a ski lift).

With each blade being independent,(not connected to the Ferris Wheel) force exerted by the vehicle weighing 5000lbs., would pivot off the point of entry, [multiplied by the ratio of the blade’s length (100 feet), to the lesser arc, (5 feet) therefore driving 100,000 lbs. at the opposite side of the axel]. By moving the fulcrum to the axle’s center, the lesser arc becomes two and a half feet and the lever, over 102.5ft, delivering over 200,000 lbs. for each vehicle.

At the 6 o’clock, a hook would drag the car free and clear, able to climb a ramp 200 feet to the starting position.

If a feed line could deliver 200,000 lbs. every 5 seconds, having 9 blades, would mean 4 platforms engaged, would constantly be twisting 800,000 pounds upon the axle. The breaks on such a mechanism, would be the resistance created by the generators drawing current.
This leads to the question, how many tons of fossils fuels would it take to make enough steam, to deliver 400 tons of turning force on a continual basis?

Unlimited electricity, passed through water, could yield unlimited hydrogen, which can power the steam turbine and the internal combustion engine alike.

An interesting portion of this idea is that any nation, or state could try such a low tech system at very little expense.
In short, you can kill the OPEC dragon at its nerve center, if you can turn an axle with a lever.

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This is presented by the Director of the OAR Alliance, or The Organization of Alternative Resources, seeking independence form nonrenewable fuels.

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Duet of Extraordinary Alliances with RingSMS UBIEE Team

RingSMS UBIEE Team’s strategic alliances with the UBiee Power Pill Fe-3 for transportation and environment, health and wellness with New Image International, and communications through Hot Conference and 3WTel Superior VoIP, now embraces two additional healthy wealth alliances.

(PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- Providing a safe harbor of global solidarity for abolishing universal poverty, promoting a World Peace Solution, and spawning a cleaner environment, RingSMS UBIEE Team proudly announces the inclusion of Concerned Citizens International (CCI) and Two Times Very Important Products (X2VIP), to their ever-increasing harmonic circle of friendship.

In an ode to eliminating global poverty, the year 2000 birthed Concerned Citizens International. A non-profit humanitarian aid organization with an honest no profit motive, CCI transcends accomplishments of contrasting organizations. CCI, a vehicle empowering flight to the human spirit beyond self-imposed limitations, guides others into securing full control of their own lives. CCI’s humanitarian aid efforts are financed through online and offline products, where each product becomes a personal benefit valued at more than the purchase price.

X2VIP (Times Two Very Important Products), in cadence with CCI, offers the consummate solution for eliminating global poverty, now at overwhelming epidemic proportions exceeding 300 million people within the last decade. Today, 82% of the world lives in or below poverty level, increasing daily at a rate of 82,191 additional victims. A subsidiary of Concerned Citizens International, X2VIP orchestrates a unique profit sharing system specifically designed to improve personal financial situations, consequentially spawning reformation for future generations.

The underlying melodic refrain woven throughout each alliance is that of present and future robust healthy wealth. The harmonic ballads of the UBiee Power Pill provides an environmentally friendly pollution solution for transportation, as independent documented test results noted a 78% reduction in carbon monoxide, 24% reduction in hydrocarbons, and 73% reduction in smoke pollutants. Proliferating diminuendos in maintenance costs and crescendos in fuel economy, the UBiee PowerPill furthers binds the liberating choruses of present and future healthy wealth.

RingSMS UBIEE Team’s harmonic circle of life and friendship continues their universal symphony of reformation in over 24 countries, orchestrated by alliances in humanitarian aid, transportation, communication, environment, and personalized healthy wealth. United by conscientious, moral, and altruistic alliances, RingSMS UBIEE Team uncompromisingly resonates an ecumenical ensemble of healthier futures for citizens of the world.

Contact Info: Dee Scrip
Phone: 412-571-1855
Web: http://www.ubieepill.com

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August 11, 2021

KUA Wins Two Statewide PR Awards

Sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association, the competition recognizes outstanding public relations programs and encourages and promotes the development of excellence in internal and external communications.

Kissimmee, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2021 -- Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) captured two statewide awards Tuesday in the 2005 Golden Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association.

The competition recognizes outstanding public relations programs and encourages and promotes the development of excellence in internal and external communications.

In the annual report category, KUA received a Golden Image Award for its 48-page annual report -- titled "Beyond Measure." The publication featured a financial summary of 2004 as well as a behind-the-scenes narrative on the 2004 hurricane season and how the utility and its employees survived and thrived during the most devastating seven weeks in its history.

The annual report is available for download at http://www.kua.com/Corporate/Press/Reports/2004/2004_Annual_Report.aspx.

In the poster/calendar category, KUA received a Golden Image Award for its 2005 calendar of electrical safety. The calendar is part of an ongoing effort to increase public awareness of electrical safety among school children. The calendar featured the artwork of third, fourth and fifth grade students in Osceola County. This year's contest drew 570 student entries, representing 21 Osceola County public, private and charter schools.

The winning artwork from the 2005 calendar is available for viewing online at http://www.kua.com/Community/Features/StudentArt05/Index.aspx.

The awards were presented August 9 at FPRA's 67th annual conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Since 1995, KUA has won 171 international, national and regional public relations awards in such categories as public affairs, crisis communications, community relations, product introduction, employee communications and other communications specialty areas.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida's sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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August 10, 2021

Interactivity, Usability, and Customization in BLR's Best-Selling Training CD's Make OSHA Safety Training More Effective

Two of BLR's best-selling safety training products on CD have been improved to add greater interactivity, usability, and customization.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 10, 2021 -- Delivering frequent safety training to workers is the only sure way to keep accidents from happening and the OSHA inspector at bay. But until now the difficulty of finding the time to research and deliver regular safety meetings has kept many managers from following that best safety practice. To make that training job easier, Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) has totally redesigned its two most popular safety training products – Safety Training Presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint® and Safety Meetings Library.

Safety Training Presentations – 25 complete, ready-to-go PowerPoint® training meetings
The new and improved version of this best-selling CD product now includes interactive exercises to involve trainees in the learning process. Another improvement is that it is now possible to make the training specific to any facility by easily customizing the meetings with photos or text. Safety Training Presentations also includes an easy to follow trainers guide, detailed PowerPoint slides, and reproducible handouts and quizzes.

Safety Meeting Library – New formats and “Training Approaches”
This exhaustive resource on CD features almost 300 complete meetings on every conceivable safety and OSHA topic – from Asbestos to Workers Compensation - and in every popular training format. A new “Choose a Training Approach” feature represents a training breakthrough - for the first time trainers can select training meetings tailored to specialized training needs. “Training Approaches” include: OSHA-mandated, new employee, refresher, comprehensive, and hands-on training meetings. The new and improved product also includes several exciting new training formats - 7 Minute Safety Meetings, Spanish language handouts and quizzes, and PowerPoint meetings.

The newly improved CD products have been made much easier to install and use, and both have been exhaustively reviewed by safety learning experts for improved comprehension and training effectiveness.

BLR is offering free trials of these products at its website, BLR.com. As an introductory gift to safety managers, the firm offers a free download of a complete PowerPoint meeting on Ergonomics safety at http://www.blr.com/81001600/PRS26

About BLR
Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contacts:
BLR: John Brady
860-510-0100 x159

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Storm #1 Reaches Total Depth

The Company reports that the Storm #1 well has reached total depth at 880 meters having penetrated the target zones.

St. John’s - Newfoundland (PRWEB) August 10, 2021 -- Vulcan Minerals Inc. (“the Company” TSX-V: VUL) reports that the Storm #1 well has reached total depth at 880 meters having penetrated the target zones. No petroleum shows were encountered as it appears the trap was not charged by petroleum source rocks. Final evaluation of the well, however, will await geophysical logging which will be carried out over the next few days. The Storm #1 location was the first well ever drilled for petroleum in this part of the geologic section. The geologic information gained will be very valuable in assessing other targets in this area. Upon rig release from Storm #1 the rig will move approximately 30 km south to the Hurricane #1 location recently farmed out to Terralliance Technologies Canada Inc. (see news release August 2, 2021). That well will penetrate a Lower Carboniferous section known to contain oil at the Flat Bay discovery 20 km north. As well it will test deeper targets never before drilled.

Vulcan is a junior exploration company focused on exploring for petroleum in Western Newfoundland. The Company has an experienced management group and is well funded to carry out a multi-well program in 2005. Vulcan owns interests in approximately 250,000 acres in the Bay St. George Basin, which has the potential to be a new petroleum basin in North America.

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August 09, 2021

Sandpiper Expands 2006 Grants to Include New Equipment

Sandpiper Technologies has expanded its grant/rental fleet to include new wireless, digital and fuel cell technology.

(PRWEB) August 9, 2021 -- Sandpiper Technologies has expanded its grant/rental fleet to include new wireless, digital and fuel cell technology.

The new Sandpiper tools for wildlife research include:
* Sentinel Fuel Cell Remote Power System provides greater access to remote locations.
* Sentinel ELF 24 Digital Video Recorder replaces old analog recorders
* Wireless TreeTop Peeper Telescoping Video Inspection System replaces cabled units
* Peeper Burrow Video Probe includes longer video probe extensions

STI replaced all of the analog video recorders in the rental/grant fleet with new, lightweight ELF DVRs. Previous Sentinel Systems weighed 30 pounds and required a 70-pound battery. The new Sentinel ELF weighs 28 pounds, and includes the battery needed to run the system. Two DVR units are included in the grant, one for field use and the other for lab viewing. The image files download directly into a PC or Macintosh computer, eliminating the need for storage cassettes or tapes. The ELF color/IR camera captures color images during daylight conditions and monochrome at night.

Sandpiper introduced the Sentinel Fuel Cell Remote Power System earlier this year and has added several units to its grant fleet. The 50 watt methanol fuel cell makes research in remote areas more accessible by replacing heavy lead acid batteries with a system that can be placed in a backpack. The new fuel cell reduces the environmental impact of battery disposal. When incorporated with the Sentinel ELF 24 Digital Video Recorder the fuel cell can operate for more than two weeks without requiring additional fuel. The system can also be used to charge 12 volt equipment such as laptops and cell phones.

Sandpiper has upgraded all of its cabled TreeTops to the new wireless configuration. This tangle-free telescoping nest inpection system transmits color images from the camera at the top of the 50-foot pole to the LCD monitor located at the pole’s base.

The Peeper Video Burrow Probes now has a greater variety of gooseneck video extensions, including a 7 meter probe for exploring gopher tortoises borrows.

Sandpiper Technologies, Inc. (STI) loans its rental fleet of video research equipment to approximately 15 biology students each field season. The company has offered single-season grants since 1988 to further the educational goals of students studying wildlife biology and ecology.

The application deadline for the STI Equipment Grant Program 2006 field season is December 1, 2005.

Application requirements, equipment list and grant criteria are posted on the web site at: www.sandpipertech.com.

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LNG Video – ‘David’ takes on energy industry Goliath

Preview LNG video at www.LngDanger.com and www.TimRileyLaw.com/LNG.htm. “The Risks and Danger of LNG,” an Official Selection of the Malibu Film Festival, was reviewed by Upstream, one of the most respected newspapers in the oil and gas industry which also published a companion story about the filmmakers entitled, “'David' takes on the energy industry Goliath.”

(PRWEB) Aug. 9, 2005 -- Upstream, one of the most respected newspapers in the oil and gas industry has published a review of “The Risks and Danger of LNG,” an Official Selection of the Malibu Film Festival; and has also published a companion story about the filmmakers entitled, “'David' takes on the energy industry Goliath.”

Film producers Tim Riley and Hayden Riley, with permission; republish the entire companion story immediately below. For the film’s review, click “LNG Disaster Movie Makes Case” at the bottom of this page.

Story about the Filmmakers
Published May 5, 2005, by Upstream*

'David' takes on the energy industry Goliath

by Dann Rogers

Consumer advocates Tim and Hayden Riley of Oxnard Shores in southern California say they initially came to challenge proposals for new LNG import facilities throughout North America because they did not want their slice of paradise compromised.

That effort eventually grew to include the US West Coast, then North America and then the entire western hemisphere.

“When we were searching for a place to live near the beach in California, one of the criteria for us was longevity of life and that meant air quality,” says Tim.

“We began with an evaluation of comparative air quality in southern California communities.” Research from the state measured the average number of poor health days in the various communities.

“A town like Malibu may have about 35 poor health days during a year while East Los Angeles can be threatened by up to 300 poor health days. According to that research, Oxnard has zero unhealthy days.”

Within five years of buying and renovating a home in Oxnard after relocating from New York City, they received a brochure in the mail from Crystal Energy declaring it wanted to refit the abandoned Grace Platform 10 miles (16 kilometres) offshore as an LNG import facility.

“We had a great location in part because of the breeze coming off the ocean from the general area of the Grace Platform, which is upwind of our paradise,” says Tim.

“The flyer made us suspicious because it was extensive, very professionally produced and featured dolphins and seals living in harmony with the LNG plant that they claimed would import 25% of California's annual natural gas needs.”

Drawing on his background as a civil litigator, Riley investigated the company and eventually the energy industry's renewed efforts to build more LNG import plants in North America to respond to continental supply concerns.

“My first fear was not LNG but the fumes coming from tug boats that would support the tankers, because we moved here for the clean air. However, in the course of our investigation and research we discovered that no one outside the energy industry knew what LNG was or more importantly about the disaster in Cleveland in 1944 that incinerated one square mile.

“A big part of my efforts when speaking at LNG application hearings, community meetings or with the media is to bring up the Cleveland disaster or the one in Algeria last year to illustrate what can happen when LNG is released from its thermos.

“The industry tries to distract attention from those disasters by saying there has not been an incident on US soil for the past 40 years or that technology has improved to the point where those sort of things can never happen again. My point is not why or how the LNG got out of the thermos but what happens when it does.

“I think we all know that modern technology breaks down and in the case of LNG calamity is possible, not to mention the potential for its use as a weapon by terrorists threatening the US.”

Tim says he and his wife eventually came to appreciate that the LNG issue goes way beyond pollution and that they were compelled to publicise its potential impact and raise the alarm.

“There was minimal non-corporate information about LNG available so I decided I had to dig it up and counter the claims of the energy industry who present it as a saviour of the North American energy crisis.”

To that end, he has suspended his lucrative and celebrated legal career for the past two years and spent the majority of almost every day leading the campaign against bringing LNG to the US.

“We see it as a David versus Goliath battle but that is the nature of being a lawyer who represents people in their battles with large insurance companies who try to cheat their customers from collecting claims after they have paid premiums for years and years.”He says he came to sympathise with the underdog at a young age because his father was injured in a car accident that left one side of his body paralysed.

“My dad was mocked and taken advantage of, so I do not like bullies because I have seen the mistreatment they can inflict.

“That experience drew me to tort law and to help vulnerable people regain part of their lives. Some 95% of our practice is representing the underdog and now we are focusing on warning people about the perils of an LNG disaster before it happens. We want to equip ordinary people with the information to challenge LNG proponents at the numerous public hearings around the country. LNG facilities are hazardous and should not be sited anywhere near residents.”

[End of News Story]


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Carpe Diem Announces the Second International Engine and Condition Monitoring Conference

Engine and Condition Monitoring Conference will take place on 12th October 2005 at 99 City Road, London.

(PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 8, 2021 -- Carpe Diem announces the second international Engine and Condition Monitoring (ECM) Conference, to take place at Inmarsat Conference Centre, 99 City Road, London, on the 12th October 2005.

Sponsored by The Norwegian Shipping IT Managers Association (Marintek) and Inmarsat, ECM 2005 is an exceptional opportunity for all involved in Engine and Condition Monitoring to learn from the world’s leading experts and discover the future of maritime remote monitoring systems.

Engine and Condition Monitoring (ECM) has had widespread acceptance in a number of industries. Elements of remote monitoring are becoming more commonplace, but there are some unique issues that have and still need to be addressed before widespread acceptance in the marine environment. Through real life case studies ECM 2005 will highlight the current technologies and discuss how these are being used in current marine environments and discuss their future influence on common practice.

This unique knowledge-sharing event is supported by Inmarsat and the Norwegian Shipping IT Managers Association Marintek whose members include Bergesen, Barber Ship Management, Odfjell, Teekay and DNV. During the discussions senior representatives from ship engine manufacturers, automation and control companies, refrigeration cargo monitoring companies, refrigeration cargo transport, and shipping companies will discuss the possibilities, benefits and business opportunities of remote monitoring or engines, fuel consumption and cargo.

With key contributions and best practice case studies from Rolls Royce, VShips, Stena Line, Swantech, Inmarsat, Servowatch, Lloyds Register, Marintek members, delegates will hear presentations by leading experts, uncovering state of the art technologies and the latest academic research. Seats should be booked early to join this opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, share ideas and find solutions to remote engine and condition monitoring problems.

Full details and registration forms can be found at http://www.cdscs.co.uk/ECM2005.htm

Prices are £400 for full day programme, including lunch. For all Inmarsat partners there is a 10% discount. For employees of shipping companies the cost is £200. For delegates booking before 12th September a 10% discount applies. Marintek members are invited free of charge.

All enquiries to be made to Minerva Alvarez at:
Minerva @ cdscs.co.uk
Tel +441234 756 016

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August 08, 2021

Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report Names SiGNa Chemistry “Company to Watch”

Startup explores the vast market potential of alkali metals.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- SiGNa Chemistry, an early stage advanced materials company producing stable alkali metals, is now featured in the July 2005 Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report as a “Company to Watch.” SiGNa's unique technology encapsulates explosively reactive alkali metals into porous oxides such as silica gel, making them stable and safe for use in industrial applications, including fuel-cell production, pharmaceutical manufacturing and petroleum refining. As a Forbes/Wolfe “Company to Watch,” SiGNa Chemistry is growing tremendously with predicted revenues of $100,000 by the end of the year and high-profile customers such as Sigma-Aldrich, Shell Chemical and Pfizer. The company was also recently featured in The New York Times and CNET News.com.

The Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report is a monthly publication that covers high-growth investment opportunities in the space of nanotechnology and advanced materials.

About SiGNa Chemistry, LLC.
SiGNa Chemistry is an early-stage company developing unique solutions to compelling chemistry problems through the power of interdisciplinary science. SiGNa is positioned to develop and deliver a host of solutions to a wide range of scientific applications and industries. The company's advanced materials will deliver new products to academic and industrial markets as diverse as pharmaceutical synthesis, petroleum refining, organometallics, catalysis, and hydrogen energy. For more information: http://www.signachem.com.

Media contact:
Jackie Flaten, Antenna Group for SiGNa Chemistry
415-977-1921
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Houston Investment Banker Challenges "Myth" of Everlasting Saudi Oil

EVWorld.Com interviews investment banker Matthew Simmons on his new book about the perilous condition of Saudi Arabia's giant oil fields.

(PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- "We have an energy data system created today that is simply rubbish", Houston-based energy industry investment banker Matthew Simmons tells EV World in an exclusive, two-part interview starting the week of August 7,2021 on the EVWorld.Com web site.

Simmons, who is the founder and chairman of Simmons and Company International, is the author of "Twilight in the Desert", an insider look at the health of Saudi Arabia's five major oil fields. The desert kingdom is the world's largest oil exporter, producing upwards of 9 million barrels of oil a day, most of it from five super-giant and giant fields that are now more than fifty years old.

The fate of the world's economy rests on the condition of those five fields, of which the world has known little since the early 1980s when Saudi Arabia's oil industry was nationalized. It is this paucity of accurate information that concerns Simmons the most and caused him to spend the better part of two years reading some 200 petroleum engineering papers devoted to Saudi oil field problems; performing what could be considered the first outsider "autopsy" of these vast fields. And what he learned has convinced him that the Saudis are coming perilously close to over-producing their fields, forcing them into premature decline at a time when the world is counting on them to produce upwards of 25 to 30 million barrels a day by 2025.

"What Mr. Simmons writes in 'Twilight in the Desert' and discusses during our nearly hour-long interview from his summer home in Maine should be front page news and at the top of Congress' agenda," said J. William Moore, EV World's Publisher and Editor in Chief, who conducted the interview. "If these fields collapse in the next three to five years, as Matt Simmons fears, it will have an unprecedented impact on the world, a world that glibly has expected Middle East oil to flow ceaselessly, forever".

Because few outside of Saudi Aramco and the Oil Ministry know the exact condition of Saudi Arabia's oil fields, including how many wells have been drilled, how much oil has been extracted and what is the percentage of water cut (the ratio of injected water to oil), there is no way at present to know how soon the world needs to prepare with this global-changing event.

"We at EV World are so concerned about this problem that we shortly will be launching a new initiative to acquaint American investors with the dramatic changes just ahead in the energy and transportation arenas and what it means to their investment strategies," Moore said. "We'll be announcing more details later."

EV World (http://www.evworld.com) is an online weekly publication devoted to examining both energy and transportation technology and issues, reaching upwards of 50,000 readers weekly.

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Alberta Oilfield Service Supply Directory offers free listings for oil and gas service companies.

AlbertaOilfieldServiceSupplyDirectory.com opened it's doors to oil and gas service companies to advertise their oilfield services online - at no charge!

(PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- With the intent of creating the largest directory of oilfield service companies available on the web. AOSSD.com has invited all oilfield service companies to list their business - free of charge!

Company president Dave Turner stated, "We're welcoming all oil and gas releated companies to list their business."

All free listings include company Name, address and phone number. Additionally companies can add their logo and pictures of their products and services at a low flat annual rate.

For details about how to list your oilfield service company visit:
http://www.albertaoilfieldservicesupplydirectory.com/alberta_oil/reg.php

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Research and Markets : Solar Thermal Power is a relatively new technology that has already shown much promise for countries with a high degree of sun

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Solar Thermal Power Edition 1 2005 to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) August 8, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21983) has announced the addition of Solar Thermal Power Edition 1 2005 to their offering

Solar thermal power (STP) or solar concentrator power (SCP) is a relatively new technology which has already shown much promise for countries with a high degree of sun. Unlike Solar Photovoltaic energy which is created from, sun light, solar thermal energy is harvested from heat direct from the sun. This relatively new technology has already shown promise.

Outline of the report

This report describes the solar thermal technology for power generation and its development – solar collectors, receivers, heat storage systems and energy conversion units. It outlines the various alternatives within each of these components. Solar thermal technology is well developed for direct use, such as cooking and water heating but the technology is now taking a more sophisticated direction and large power generation projects are being developed. The major direct use solar thermal markets - China, India, Japan, USA and Israel are described and current market sizes provided.

National developments in solar generation and projects under development are listed with details in all countries where the technology is being developed. Costs are reviewed and cost projections are shown from the major studies and the analysis which has been carried out.

Key topics covered

- The four main technologies
- The development of the solar thermal technology
- The world market for solar thermal direct use
- Major direct use of the solar thermal markets
- The development of solar thermal power generation
- Solar thermal power generation technology
- The current status of solar thermal electricity generation
- Costs of STP solar thermal power

The low end of the global solar thermal market is currently dominated by China, India and Japan. Between them, they have 75% of the global market for solar thermal collectors and ancillary equipment. This is a reflection of the current low tech stage of development in the industry which may well change as the market bifurcates and the new solar generating plants reach commercialization. The industry has been concentrated primarily on small-sale use to date, with large systems for commercial application to generate power now developing.

In this report the global solar thermal power market is detailed, analyzed and discussed. This makes this report an excellent reference for those needing a reliable and detailed overview of this relatively new technology.

Contents are entitled as follows:-

1. Development of Solar Thermal Technology

2. The World Market for Solar Thermal Direct Use

3. Major Direct Use Solar Thermal Markets

4. The Development of Solar Thermal Power Generation

5. Solar Thermal Power Generation Technology

6. Current Status of Solar Thermal Electricity Generation

7. Costs of STP Solar Thermal Power

List of Figures

List of Tables

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21983

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
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OGRE Systems Inc. Announces Incorporation

OGRE also announces the opening of its Houston Texas office located at 7880 San Felipe, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77063.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 7, 2021 -- In a private sale, a Houston based investment group has purchased the assets of OGRE Partners, Ltd. and formed OGRE Systems, Inc. John Capozzi will continue as President and continuity of staff will be maintained.

At the same time, several highly experienced oil and gas professionals will be added. Based on market research, management and the funding group believe the industry is seeking out the very solutions OGRE already has available and that by bringing these solutions to the market, customers will benefit. To achieve this, considerable expansion is planned including opening offices in key oil and gas cities and establishing strategic relationships with appropriate partners.

OGRE also announces the opening of its Houston Texas office located at 7880 San Felipe, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77063. The office is to be managed by David Douglas, OGRE’s corporate vice-president of sales and marketing. Mr. Douglas has more than 20 years of oil and gas industry experience having held management positions with companies such as Schlumberger, Legacy Solutions and GeoQuest Systems. He has worked in a variety of oil and gas producing regions in the USA, South America and Asia.

OGRE has provided advanced software technology and services in the area of oil and gas economic evaluation since 1978. These solutions are used by hundreds of producers, consulting groups, financial institutions and individual investors in more than 30 countries around the world. OGRE delivers significant value to customers seeking to more accurately estimate their proved reserves. Headquartered in Dallas Texas, the company offers its products and services from its offices in Dallas, Houston, Beijing China and Jakarta Indonesia.

Contact:
OGRE Systems Inc
David B. Douglas
Tel: 713.574.5539
http://www.ogresystems.com

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The Hidden, Ongoing Costs of Disposable Media Filters in the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Processing Industries

The hidden, ongoing costs of disposable media are a cause for concern. Learn how you can achieve greater process efficiency, while bringing your costs down.

(PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- Liquid is a main ingredient in the processing of chemicals, and efficient and effective filtration can improve your bottom line! From industrial chemicals to polymer processing, fluid clarity and purity are essential in the pursuit of high-quality finished products.

Traditionally, chemical engineers have opted for disposable media filters such as bags or cartridges due to their lower initial cost. While initial cost may be lower for small batch operations, this is seldom true for continuous operations that require a costly, redundant filtration system - including piping, valves, support, and service connections - to maintain production.

Moreover, there are significant hidden costs associated with disposable media filters. When users purchase disposable media filters they often fail to account for the true costs of doing so.

Hidden costs:
To begin, there's the ongoing disposable filter purchase price, which typically runs at least $3 per bag or cartridge per day, plus the ongoing cost of waste disposal.

For non-hazardous waste, disposal is already $400-$800 USD per drum, while that of hazardous waste is approaching $1,000 per drum.

It's not unusual for the typical pharmaceutical company or other fine-chemical based manufacturer to produce up to 20 drums per year of filter media for disposal, not counting the cost of treating or eliminating any run-off process fluids.

Beyond this, there is significant labor costs involved with transporting, handling and storing disposable filter media, as well as with replacing it.

Example:
For just a small 30-gpm cartridge filter with six 10-inch cartridges, the operator must:
Remove 16 separate parts including the cover, compression seals, cartridges, and seal plates.

The operator must reassemble all 16 parts with proper alignment to ensure good seals.

Then someone must haul away the spent filter media.

There's also a housekeeping cost for cleaning any spillage from disposable media, along with increased emissions, safety risk, and liability.

Then there's the potential cost of disposable media rupturing or overflowing (as bags sometimes do), contaminating product or machinery downstream and slowing production.

Finally, add the cost of buying, maintaining, and cleaning workers' protective clothing for replacing disposable media. As well as the extra time and labor required to fill out MSDS forms and other paperwork required for items hauled to landfills or incinerators.

This is where automatic filtration and separation products can make your operation more efficient, and most importantly improve the finished product quality.

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Dynoil LLC Confirms it's offer to purchase Unocal

Dynoil LLC Confirms it's offer to purchase Unocal

Newport Beach, CA. (PRWEB) August 6, 2021 -- A. Vernon Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Dynoil LLC, (Dynoil), a Delaware Limited Liability Company, today confirmed that on July 14, 2021 the company made an offer to purchase all of the outstanding equity of Unocal Corporation (“Unocal”). The offer informed Unocal that Dynoil intended to make an all cash offer to purchase all the outstanding equity securities of Unocal. Thereafter, Dynoil intends to convert Unocal from a publicly-traded company to a privately-owned subsidiary of Dynoil. In connection with this transaction, Dynoil intends to assume certain debt in accordance with provisions of the individual secured instruments.

Due to Unocal’s recent sale of certain Canadian assets and the entry of certain Consent Decrees or Orders, the purchase price at the time of the offer could not be ascertained with certainty. The purchase price will depend on other factors associated with the previously approved offer from Chevron. Notwithstanding the lack of a fixed purchase price, Dynoil intends to offer a price substantially higher than the offer currently accepted by the Board of Directors of Unocal relating to Chevron. Additionally, Dynoil believes its offer will be more attractive than the rejected all cash proposal by CNOOC Limited. The final terms of the offer would be negotiated between the Board of Directors of Dynoil and Unocal.

Dynoil confirmed that it had no plans to change current management or employment levels of Unocal. Dynoil confirmed that it plans to maintain all retirement and pension plans currently existing for Unocal employees. Dynoil will use its best efforts to continue to comply with state and federal regulations relating to the operations of Unocal.

The offer to negotiate a price provided that the transaction would be contingent upon:

(i) Completion of each company’s satisfaction of a comprehensive due diligence investigation, including, without limitation, all procedures normally encompassed by a due diligence. Dynoil confirmed that it was prepared to enter into a confidentiality agreement in this regard.
(ii) Preparation of a definitive purchase agreement satisfactory to both parties and their legal advisors, containing the substance of matters set forth in the Letter of Intent and such additional covenants, representations and warranties as are appropriate; and
(iii) The approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission and any other necessary state or federal regulatory approvals.
(iv) The definitive agreement would be construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Delaware.

Dynoil confirmed that it was prepared to immediately negotiate the terms of a Definitive Agreement with the Board of Directors of Unocal Corporation.

The Letter of Intent was signed by Gary C. Wykidal, Esq., Attorney on behalf of Dynoil LLC.

Contact: Gary C. Wykidal, Esq.
(714) 751-8505
fax (714) 751-5428

Dynoil LLC by fax at (949) 203-8602

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August 05, 2021

13th Annual Energy Policy Conference to be hosted in Denver, Colo.

"America’s Energy Future in a Global Economy" is the topic for the 13th annual energy policy conference that is proving to be of interest to industry, civic and legislative leaders nation-wide.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- "Energy is life!" are strong words from the IEPC 2005 Honorary Host Chairman Bill Barrett, CEO of the Bill Barrett Corporation. These words resoundingly ring true when one can take a step back and look at all that we as Americans have and utilize on a daily basis. The Energy Policy Conference or "IEPC" is a set forum for discussion and informative reviews from and about the energy industry, accompanied by the need for a comprehensive U.S. energy policy. Availability of reasonably priced energy is critical to economic and business development both in the United States and in other countries around the world. It also greatly impacts many other aspects of human development globally.

Founded in 1992 by Mark A. Stansberry, with initial support from The Oklahoma Royalty Company, IEPC has continued to grow stronger, and become an authoritative voice on energy issues and policy with every year that passes. "I am astounded each year by the growing interest. It is a topic that touches us all as Americans, and interest for the conference is world-wide," states Stansberry about the attendees that have ranged from Japan, China and the Middle East, Bulgaria, Mexico, and other countries amongst the larger U.S. attendees. "A few conferences ago, we actually had a representative from OPEC attend the conference, and asked if she might speak. It was quite unexpected, but a great addition to that years conference," remembers Stansberry.

This years conference will be in Denver, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. It is set for September 8th, 2005. The speakers confirmed as of July 15th are Stephen Leeb, of Leeb Capital Management and author of the book "The Oil Factor" who will be the luncheon keynote. Others include Dr. Dobie Langenkamp from the University of Tulsa, Edward W. Blessing, the Managing Director of the Blessing Petroleum Group, Jim Sims, the Executive Director of the Western Business Roundtable, Mary Spruill, Executive Director of the National Energy Education Development, and John Tobin, the Executive Director of the Energy LITERACY Project.

The conference is sponsored by The Energy Advocates. Registration is available through the conference website at www.energypolicyconference.com or by calling the Energy Advocates Headquarters at (918) 599-7767, www.energyadvocates.org. You can also email the conference at info at energypolicyconference.com.

About IEPC 2005: The conference was founded in 1992. The first conference was held at the University of Oklahoma. Mark A. Stansberry is the founder and the founding company is The Oklahoma Royalty Company.

The conference has been hosted by The Oklahoma Royalty Company, The Energy Advocates, The State Chamber, The U.S. Department of Energy, Sarkey's Energy Center/University of Oklahoma, People to People International, The American Gas Association, and Oklahoma Marginal Well Commission.

Past Honorary Chairs: Governor Frank Keating, Lt. Governor Mary Fallin, U.S. Senator Don Nickles, U.S. Congressman Watkins, Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Denise Bode, and Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune.

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Research and Markets : Opportunities from Fuel Cells and Batteries for Mobile Applications

Dublin (PRWEB) August 5, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21900) has announced the addition of Micro Power Sources: Opportunities from Fuel Cells and Batteries for Mobile Applications to their offering

Manufacturers of cell phones, other handheld devices and mobile computers have identified their biggest challenge as power source limitations. The current generation of Lithium batteries, simply don't have the capacity to support the multifunctional, always-on operating model that is now being pushed by handset and computer makers. They have other limitations too – lengthy charge times, environmental issues, relatively short effective lifetimes, etc. The good news is that, in the past few years, developments in the advanced materials sector have pointed the way to solutions for these problems. In addition, the arrival of the first generation of miniature fuel cells promises a future in which mobile computing and communications will no longer be hampered limited battery power.

This report analyzes and quantifies the opportunities that will arise in the micropower business, by starting with a realistic appraisal of the likely development of communications, computing and electronics over the next decade and tracing that down to the need for better power sources for powering mobile communications and computing devices, portable consumer electronics and wireless sensor networks. This report forecasts these opportunities, based on an assessment of the roadmaps for the new technologies along with a discussion of issues raised by marketing and regulatory factors.

This report provides data and analysis for the new technologies broken out by:
- The type of equipment in which the power source is used
- The type of technology/materials platform being used
- The performance characteristics of the power source

The report goes on to analyzing the strategies and prospects of leading firms active in this space. It will be of interest to:

- Firms in the battery, fuel cell, and photovoltaic/solar power spaces who want to understand the next wave of opportunities and how the new battery and fuel cell technology will impact them in the future.

- Advanced materials, components and sub-contract manufacturing companies who need to analyze the potential for selling their products and services into the "micro power" segment.

- Semiconductor and electronics firms that need information on the power capabilities and power management requirements of future "pervasive computing" systems will be.

- Investment bankers, venture capitalists and private investors who need a realistic appraisal of the revenue potential and timeframes associated with the micro power business

Contents are entitled as follows:
Executive Summary
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Power Challenges for Mobile Computing, Mobile Communications, Portable Consumer Electronics, Sensor Networks and Robotics
Chapter Three: Battery Technology
Chapter Four: Miniature Fuel Cells
Chapter Five: Eight-Year Forecasts

Forecasting methodology
- Comparison of power technologies covered in this report
Impact of photovoltaics

- Forecasts of batteries
Forecast by end user device
Forecast by battery chemistry

- Forecasts of miniature fuel cells
Forecast by end user device
Forecast by electrolyte, catalyst and electrode type
Forecast by application type (hybrid or pure fuel-cell only)

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21900

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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August 04, 2021

Most Environmental Pros at Enviro.BLR.com Feel Their Emergency Planning is not up to Snuff

With the hurricane season here and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, it is surprising that a majority of EHS professionals in a recent Enviro.BLR.com poll feel that their facilities’ emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- In the midst of an active hurricane season and less than a year after the deadly tsunamis in Asia, a majority of EHS professionals feel that their facilities' emergency planning is not ready to handle a natural disaster, according to an online poll conducted by Enviro.BLR.com.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said “no” when posed the question “Do you think your facility is prepared for a natural disaster?” The poll was conducted July 14 to July 20 and had 151 participants.

“It is somewhat alarming to learn that there are so many facilities that don't have viable emergency response plans,” said Steve Quilliam, managing editor of Enviro.BLR.com, a website from Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR). “Considering that such planning is required under multiple environmental and occupational safety and health regulations, and that there have been so news stories highlighting the need lately, these results are disappointing.”

Enviro. BLR.com's team of environmental compliance editors recommends that, at a minimum, facilities take the following steps:

* Identify vital records and create a backup for storage in a safe place.
* Train employees on what to do in the event of a disaster.
* Compile and make employees aware of a list of emergency telephone numbers.
* Inventory and repair all disaster response equipment.
* Identify emergency power requirements, and purchase a generator, if necessary.
* Determine computer requirements for employees who must maintain operations during a disaster.
* Verify that communications equipment is operational.
* Collect, label, and store emergency supplies.
* Ensure that your facility is in compliance with any legal or regulatory requirements (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or OSHA regulations).

Copies of all EPA and OSHA emergency response regulation are available at Enviro.BLR.com. To help in the development of a disaster response plan, BLR is providing a free copy of its feature article “Emergencies: Readiness Makes a Difference” at the following link: http://www.blr.com/80502500/PRS38

About BLR:
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for environmental, safety, HR, and compensation managers. For more information, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com.

Contact:
Safety.BLR.com Managing Editor Steve Quilliam, 860-510-0100, ext. 2148

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Mtbe Contaminated Property Owners in East Texas Reach Multi-Million Dollar Settlement with Explorer Pipeline Company

MTBE contaminated property owners represented by Dallas area lawyer Ted B. Lyon reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the Explorer Pipeline Company.

(PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- East Texas property owners represented by Dallas area attorney Ted B. Lyon have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the Explorer Pipeline Company over contamination resulting from a March 9, 2022 pipeline rupture and release of more than 1.5 million gallons of the controversial gasoline additive MTBE and gasoline into East Caddo Creek, a tributary of Lake Tawakoni. The incident was the largest release of MTBE and gasoline in U.S. history. In 2003, the property owners settled their product liability claims related to MTBE against Valero, Phillips and Equilon.

Lyon also represented the City of Dallas against Explorer and settled that case in 2004 for a total settlement of 9.6 million dollars after taking the case to trial in Dallas, Texas.

About Ted Lyon & Associates, P.C.:
Over his 30 year career as a trial attorney, Ted Lyon has handled many cases involving environmental contamination on behalf of water providers and individuals. Contaminates of concern include MTBE, TCE, PCE, PBDE, Benzene, Lead, perchlorate and other chemicals that threaten the health and property of individuals and water providers.

In addition, Lyon has achieved verdicts and settlements in excess of $400,000,000. Lyon twice achieved the largest verdict in the nation for the loss of a child, including the landmark $296 million verdict in the Smalley v. Koch Industries case that earned national recognition and was noted in the National Law Journal and the National Law Review as the fifth largest verdict nationwide and the largest single wrongful death verdict, in actual damages, in United States history.

Lyon also served 15 years in the Texas legislature and was honored on multiple occasions for his legislative achievements. Lyon currently serves as the President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and is actively litigating cases across the United States. For more information, call 800-882-5813 or visit www.tedlyon.com.

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UtiliPoint Launches New Directory of Energy Trading, Transaction and Risk Management Vendors and Software Products

UtiliPoint International, the leading analysis and consulting firm serving the energy and utilities industries today announced the launch of a new subscription service. The Directory of energy trading, transaction and risk management software vendors and products is now available for subscription from the UtiliPoint website.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 4, 2021 -- UtiliPoint International, the leading analysis and consulting firm serving the energy and utilities industries today announced the launch of a new subscription service. The Directory of energy trading, transaction and risk management software vendors and products is now available for subscription from the UtiliPoint website. The Directory lists details of software vendors and their software products targeting the energy trading and risk management functions within energy companies and utilities.

"Our research has shown that there are few independent resources for energy companies and utilities that are looking for vendor and product information in order support procurement or monitoring of the energy trading and risk management software vendor and product landscape," said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, vice president of UtiliPoint’s Trading & Risk Management Practice. "Our new directory is based on ongoing independent analysis and research in this important software space and it is therefore both more complete and informative than other tools that might be available."

The directory lists over 69 software solutions in the energy trading and risk management software space including electronic trading, trade capture, transaction management, market interface, contract management, risk management, pipeline management, decision support and integration solutions. It is available to subscribers as a monthly service allowing users to track vendor and product news and changes.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gary M. Vasey at 281 681 8020 or Mr. Kevin R. Rose at 713 896-3003. Alternatively, visit www.utilipoint.com for more details and ordering information.

About UtiliPoint International, Inc.
UtiliPoint® International, Inc. has a 72-year history of innovation and delivery providing independent research-based information, analysis, and market, management, and selection consulting to energy companies, utilities, software and services firms. UtiliPoint® provides the actionable industry knowledge, expertise and solutions that serve companies' needs and help them thrive in the dynamic energy and utilities space. UtiliPoint® experts are located across North America. For more information about the company visit the website at www.utilipoint.com .

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August 03, 2021

The Filtration of Process Water and its Importance in the Petroleum Industry; Section 2: Oilfield Production Site

Water is used for down hole injection, process cooling, steam generation, dilution fluids, gas sweetening reactions, quench operations, heat transfer, and as a universal hydrophilic solvent. Each of these applications is improved with cleaner water. The cost of dirty water is seen in the short term as process slowdowns, and in the long term as equipment plugging, under deposit corrosion, fouled resin, and equipment erosion. A few specific treatment solutions are discussed in more detail.

(PRWEB) August 3, 2021 -- Water is used for down hole injection, process cooling, steam generation, dilution fluids, gas sweetening reactions, quench operations, heat transfer, and as a universal hydrophilic solvent. Each of these applications is improved with cleaner water. The cost of dirty water is seen in the short term as process slowdowns, and in the long term as equipment plugging, under deposit corrosion, fouled resin, and equipment erosion. A few specific treatment solutions are discussed in more detail.

At the production site, water is often injected into the producing formation to help extract oil. This water is generally recycled water that was previously pumped out of the formation with the oil. The water is separated from the oil and prepared for re-injection. This water contains scale and iron particles. Solids in the injection water degrade the high pressure equipment, can cause line corrosion and plugging, and most significantly plug the formation.

Alternatively, filtration of water at the injection site keeps formation flow through high, maintaining secondary recovery. Clean water also extends the life of high-pressure injection pumps and other critical system equipment. Ultimately, it reduces corrosion in the distribution lines, positively affecting the overall system.

To optimize equipment protection, throughput, and system performance; the injection water should be filtered to 10 µ to protect the surface equipment. Then, it should be filtered again prior to the injection wellhead.

Prior to being sent to the wells, water is often filtered through a large sand filter. This works reasonable well, but requires a large footprint. High air and water volumes are required to backwash and maintain the media. As an alternative barrier, filtration can eliminate the need for air scrubbing, greatly reduce the backwash volume, and it requires little maintenance.

A traditional and still viable solution for filtration of injection water is cartridge filtration. Absolute rated media guarantees 99.98% filtration to levels as low as 0.5 µ. For continuous throughput without the need to change out bags or cartridges, tubular filter systems offer an alternative with cleanable, reusable media at retentions very close to those available with cartridge systems. In fact, 98% efficiency down to 2µ can be achieved with some models. This type of filter system eliminates media cost, disposal cost and operator time spent changing cartridges.

The next article (section 3) will examine Cooling Systems, and how they can affect system instrumentation and efficiency.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

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LNG Disaster Movie Makes Case

Documentary film “The Risks and Danger of LNG” now previewing at www.LngDanger.com and www.TimRileyLaw.com/LNG.htm was reviewed by one of the most respected newspapers in the oil and gas industry. Upstream.com said, “Disaster movie makes case.” Film producers Tim Riley and Hayden Riley, with permission, republish the entire review.

Review of Documentary Film
THE RISKS AND DANGER OF LNG

Upstream.com*
May 5, 2022

Disaster movie makes case

The Rileys wrote, directed and financed the documentary film "The Risks and Danger of LNG," which was named an Official Selection of the Malibu Film Festival and had its premiere last September, writes Dann Rogers

The couple spent a year researching the project. They say coastal communities throughout North America are being targeted by the energy industry for building dozens of large, vulnerable and dangerous LNG facilities.

They made the film to alert the public to what they describe as the imminent perils of LNG by demonstrating its vulnerability to accidental disaster, terrorism, and how massive its destruction can be to coastal communities.

“We are trying to prevent a catastrophe, so it was fitting that our film would find its world premiere in Malibu because that coastal haven is currently being threatened by two LNG facility proposals.”

The filmmakers say the energy industry uses its tremendous economic resources to promote its LNG agenda through endless press releases, newswires and commercials, which routinely minimise the hazards.

“We felt we had to make the film to offset the energy industry's relentless spin and to vividly demonstrate to the public the actual perils of LNG by exposing its true volatility and danger to our American communities.

“The industry tries to dismiss us as part of the Nimby (not-in-my-backyard) crowd, to which we reply that America is our backyard and we want to protect the entire country,” says Tim.

The film provides a historical perspective of the first LNG disaster, when gas from an LNG tank leaked into sewers in Cleveland, Ohio and exploded, killing 128 people in 1944.

It also covers the Algerian LNG disaster of January 2004, which killed 27 workers, blew out windows and caused fires miles away, resulting in approximately $1 billion of property damage. They have put a trailer of the 48-minute film on their web page, http://LngDanger.com, where copies are for sale.

The early buyers of the film were the supermajors but that has since expanded to include public relations companies, safety specialists, community groups where LNG plants have been proposed, and physicians.

Customers include people from virtually every state in the US as well as Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Japan.

“Currently, there are no offshore LNG importation facilities anywhere on Earth. But if energy companies have their way, there will be two untried and untested facilities right off our precious California coastline impacting Santa Monica, Malibu, Oxnard, Ventura, Montecito and Santa Barbara, turning those beautiful coastal communities into LNG guinea-pigs,” co-producer Hayden Riley claims.

The film highlights the City of Oxnard's Environmental Impact Report from 1977, which was instrumental in that city council rejecting an LNG facility application 28 years ago.

The report determined 70,000 casualties could result from an offshore LNG tanker accident but none of the risk assessments even considered acts of sabotage or terrorism.

The Rileys also appeared as LNG experts before the Malibu City Council in May of last year at the request of member Pamela Conley-Ulich. Their support of her resolution opposing both offshore LNG proposals helped pass it unanimously.

[End of Review]

To Preview a Short Trailer and Purchase a DVD Copy of the Film Visit www.LngDanger.com

*Upstream.com, according to its website: “Launched in November 1996, Upstream is one of the most respected newspapers in the oil and gas industry. The new 24-hour online service is generated by the very same expert reporters who consistently deliver top-quality stories. The service will provide round-the-clock news, five days a week, published 'real-time' from our offices in Asia, Europe and America.”

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Pollard Industries, LLC and Dahlman B V Offer Feedstock and Other Refinery Filter Systems in the North American Marketplace

Effective immediately, Pollard Industries, LLC of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Dahlman B V of the Netherlands offer engineering, design, and construction of refinery filtration systems in the North American market, including low sulfur diesel and gasoline feedstock streams as well as other filter applications.

(PRWEB) August 3, 2021 -- Since 1885, Dahlman has been providing industrial filtration solutions to clients worldwide. The enthusiastic and highly qualified staff currently design, develop, engineer and construct Dahlman's products in-house in their modern factory at Maassluis in the Netherlands.

It is anticipated that projects for North America will be constructed in the US, which will make our products even more attractive to the petro-chemical and refining areas of industry.

Jeff Pollard, president of Pollard Industries, LLC, adds "We are excited about the addition of Dahlman to our product mix. This completes the vision I had when we started in 2001. As our slogan states, we offer 'targeted solutions providing clear results'".

Established in 2001, Pollard Industries, LLC has been increasingly important in the supply of filter systems, replacement filters, filter presses, reverse osmosis, metals removal/recovery, oil/water separation, cyclones for de-coking quench oil and quench water in ethylene production, and much more. Located in the heart of the petro-chemical industry, Dahlman BV and Pollard Industries stand ready to address your filtration and gas drying needs.

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OilandGasStockNews.com Reports on the Changes in the Face of Energy – Senate Passes Energy Bill Opening Doors for Oil and Gas Exploration and Development.

OilandGasStockNews.com (OGSN) and NaturalGasStocks.com (NGS), global investor websites for the natural gas, energy and oil industries, report on the impacts that the energy bill, which was recently passed by the Senate, is anticipated to have on the sector.

Point Roberts, WA (PRWEB) August 3, 2021 -- www.OilandGasStockNews.com (OGSN) and www.NaturalGasStocks.com (NGS), global investor websites for the natural gas, energy and oil industries, report on the impacts that the energy bill, which was recently passed by the Senate, is anticipated to have on the sector. As companies such as Petrol Oil and Gas, Inc., Eden Energy Corporation and Tri-Valley Corporation pursue exploration and development opportunities, the energy bill voted in favor 74-26 by the Senate, opens up possibilities for government support to increase supplies and discovery efforts.

In an attempt to encourage and support drilling in high risk areas, the bill outlines more than $3 billion over the next 10 years to the oil and gas industry in the form of direct spending and tax breaks, with an additional $1 billion in government subsidies. This bodes well for companies like Eden Energy Corporation, who are preparing to drill several wildcat wells in Eastern Nevada, where part of its 261,000 acre lease holdings encompasses a giant 53 mile long, 7 mile wide linear anticline, it calls the Noah.

The bill expands the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increasing it from 300 million barrels to 1 billion barrels. In addition, components of the energy bill are directed towards boosting the supply of natural gas and expansion of pipelines. Already moving in this direction is Petrol Oil and Gas Inc., who have been increasing their natural gas reserves through the development and production of Coal Bed Methane (CBM), taking advantage of an unconventional, yet proven method, for increasing gas supplies.

As described by Paul Branagan, Petrol Oil and Gas CEO, "This energy bill will go a long way in supporting increased natural gas exploration and production within the US. With domestic energy demand on the rise, natural gas is the one source that is produced almost entirely within the US and is to some extent shielded from fluctuations in the foreign energy markets and production cartels.”

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About Eden Energy Corporation has acquired 261,000 acres in Eastern Nevada. This acreage in part encompasses the Noah Oil Prospect, a giant 53 mile long, 7 mile wide linear anticline. It lies 15 miles to the southeast of the Blackburn oil field and 60 miles north of the Railroad Valley oilfield. At the Railroad Valley field one well, the Grant Canyon #4 produced over 4,000 Bopd for 15 years and was one of the most prolific onshore wells in US history.

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Petrol Oil and Gas, Inc. is an oil and gas producer whose primary focus is the development and production of oil, gas, and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) in Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri. During the past three years POIG has acquired a large mineral acreage and drilled a total of 23 test/development wells in this area that are geologically suitable for CBM development. In addition, the Company has currently operates a producing property with 72 CBM wells in the prolific Thayer Gas Field in Southeast Kansas and has recently acquired an additional 400 gross acres within its Petrol-Neodesha property.

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Yukon Also Seeks Federal Support to Address Pipeline Impacts

Government of Yukon is pleased with Canada's recent announcement to provide $500 million over ten years to the Northwest Territories to address socio-economic impacts.

WHITEHORSE, Yukon (PRWEB) August 3, 2021 -- Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Archie Lang is pleased with Canada's recent announcement to provide $500 million over ten years to the N.W.T. The money will address socio-economic impacts on communities related to the planning and construction of the Mackenzie Gas Project.

"This announcement represents an important step in the collective effort to move the Mackenzie Gas Project forward," Lang said. "It acknowledges that all parties involved in the project must work together to resolve outstanding issues so the project can move forward."

The Yukon government is paying close attention to events in the N.W.T as the Mackenzie Gas Project moves forward.

"We expect to face similar issues when the Alaska Highway Pipeline project gets underway," Lang said. "The Alaska Highway Pipeline will have a significant impact on Yukon communities. We look forward to working with Canada to address these issues."

The Yukon government is supporting the advancement of both northern pipeline projects and has identified several key interests that must be addressed, including financial support for Yukon and First Nations.

"There is market demand for northern gas, and both projects provide significant opportunities, not only in the north, but to Canada and North America," Lang said. "Significant resources are required to ensure we maximize benefits for Yukoners with both projects and at the same time ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to minimize impacts."

The Yukon government is intervening in two hearings to ensure Yukon's interests are addressed in the application for a Mackenzie Gas Project.

The National Energy Board regulates the technical and economic aspects of inter-provincial pipelines in Canada. The board will determine whether the Mackenzie Gas Project may proceed and the economic (toll design) principles for transportation. The Joint Review Panel, on the other hand, will determine how the project could affect the land, environment and lives of people in the project area.

Yukon's goal in participating in these hearings is to maximize job and business opportunities and minimize social and environmental impacts for Yukoners, and to ensure that its substantial reserves in north Yukon are not stranded. The public hearings are expected to begin this fall.

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Canary Resources Raises $7,250,000 of Equity

Canary Resources Inc. ("Canary"), a coalbed methane (CBM) company, announces that it has closed a private placement for gross proceeds of US$7,250,000.

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) August 2, 2021 -- (OTCPK: CYRR), Canary Resources Inc. ("Canary"), a coalbed methane (CBM) company, announces that it has closed a private placement for gross proceeds of US$7,250,000. Investors in this placement include a leading European institution. Funds raised from the placement will be used for drilling and development of CBM in the Eastern Forest City Basin in Kansas and Missouri, and for general working capital purposes.

The placement comprises 18,125,000 new Class A zero-dividend convertible preferred shares which are convertible into 18,125,000 common shares of Canary, and 9,062,500 warrants, each of which permit the holder to purchase a common share of Canary for $1.00 for four years, and carry mandatory exercise provisions if Canary common shares trade above $2.00.

Canary has 30,892,700 common shares presently issued and outstanding. After giving effect to conversion of all of the Class A convertible preferred shares, Canary would have 49,017,700 common shares outstanding.

William Chandler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canary, commented, "We are excited to have the financial resources to begin exploiting our enormous potential in Kansas and Missouri. Detailed preparation work has put us in position to begin drilling immediately, and we anticipate having gas production and sales by the end of this year."

This news release does not constitute any offer of any securities for sale.

About Canary Resources Inc.
Canary Resources Inc. is a coalbed methane (CBM) company which is developing over 75,000 acres in the Eastern Forest City Basin in Kansas and Missouri. Coalbed methane is natural gas or methane that occurs in coal beds and has been generated during the conversion of plant material to coal. Although minor differences in geologic conditions alter production methods, coalbed methane is transported, sold, and used in a similar way to natural gas produced from conventional gas and petroleum fields.

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August 02, 2021

Pragmaxis LLC Announces Unique Management Consulting Services to Help Companies Harness Innovation to Achieve “Ownable Distinction” in Their Products and Services

Specialized consulting services enable companies to become more nimble, avoid commoditization, and achieve strong competitive positions in their markets.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- Pragmaxis LLC announced today that it has developed an integrated set of consulting and implementation services that help client companies become more innovative and establish breakthrough practices that produce enhanced organizational creativity, intelligent risk-taking, and superior business performance. The net result of these improvements is what Pragmaxis calls “Ownable Distinction” – a strong, profitable and highly defensible market position that supports sustainable competitive advantage. The best examples of this concept at work lead to iconic products and services, like Apple's i-Pod, Motorola's RAZR3 and Southwest Airline's air travel experience.

According to Peter Balbus, Managing Director of Pragmaxis, “Virtually every business today faces the relentless threat of commoditization." This is particularly true for businesses that haven’t instilled processes that promote continuous innovation or reward intelligent risk-taking. He added, "It’s surprising how few companies have developed the right business strategies, organizational structures, processes and performance measurements to foster innovation that leads to sustainable growth and profitability.”

Not a fad, not a silver bullet, Ownable Distinction is a pragmatic business concept that is grounded in a company’s intellectual property. It provides a common approach that integrates the product and services mix, branding, marketing, technology, customer experience and other business elements into a compelling and more profitable market position.

Recent articles in BusinessWeek and Business 2.0 describe how leading companies are using advanced innovation concepts to create breathrough products and services. These concepts can be readily adapted to a wide range of businesses, industries and geographies. Balbus advises, “Successful businesses realize that they cannot afford to stand on the sidelines and wait to see what their competitors are doing before they decide to become more innovative themselves.”

Among the services offered by Pragmaxis is a cost-effective 45-60 day diagnostic for identifying those areas with the greatest opportunities for advancing innovation and assessing the readiness of a company to take advantage of the new business models and technologies available to accelerate their transformations.

About Pragmaxis LLC
Pragmaxis LLC is a management consulting firm that specializes in assisting Fortune 2000 companies to define and operationalize innovation management strategies and initiatives. The firm helps executives understand how their industries are likely to change over the next 24-60 months and what steps they should implement today to achieve and sustain Ownable Distinction in the future. Primary industries served include financial services, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, high-tech, electronics and telecommunications.

Peter Balbus, an MIT graduate, has more than 20 years consulting experience working with client executives to make their companies more innovative. Prior to founding Pragmaxis, he held senior practice management and practitioner roles at Booz Allen & Hamilton, CSC Index and KPMG Strategic Services.

For more information please visit: www.pragmaxis.com

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Sales and Distribution of Yamatake Electro Magnetic Flowmeters in North America

Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America

(PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America.

Yamatake America, Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, http://www.yainc.net/ announced that the Yamatake Corporation of Japan has terminated its brand-label agreement with Honeywell International, Inc for magnetic flowmeters. Yamatake America, Inc. will take over the sales and distribution of the MagneW brand Electromagnetic Flow Meters for all industrial markets including Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals. Yamatake America, Inc. will also market the Yamatake Pressure Transmitters and Temperature Transmitters throughout North America.

The Yamatake Electromagnetic Flow Meter product line has long been recognized as a leader in flowmeter technology providing the Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Food & Beverage, and Pharmaceuticals industries with a broad range of flow measurement capabilities. Also known as a magmeter or mag meter, these magnetic flow meters were formerly distributed by Honeywell as the Yamatake Honeywell Electromagnetic Flow Meter.

Yamatake America, Inc., Sales Director, Dave Miller said, “Yamatake flowmeters, and magmeters are operating in more than 100,000 loops worldwide with more than 10,000 loops in North America alone. Yamatake recognizes the importance of the North American market and has decided to pursue this opportunity as part of a worldwide growth strategy.”

Yamatake's electromagnetic flowmeters possess unique flow measurement technology that has been developed over the past 40 years. The family of flow meters is tailored to specific applications. "One example," said Miller, “is the MagneW3000 PLUS HENRI which - by minimizing the output fluctuation caused by slurry, AC and electrochemical noise – it is the ideal solution for many demanding applications across many different industries.”

When asked by a member of the press, “What in the world is a flow meter?” Marketing Manager, Bob Harvey responded, “It is difficult to explain to the public the importance of electro magnetic flow meters, but so many of the items used in everyday life have been measured with a flow meter. For example, the raw materials used to produce your morning newspaper were measured with a magnetic flowmeter. They are far more pervasive than you might imagine.”

Additional information about Yamatake flowmeters can be obtained at:
http://www.yainc.net/flow_meters/

Yamatake America, Inc. also manufacturers and distributes pressure transmitters and temperature transmitters that are state of the art and used across a broad base of industries.

Pressure Transmitters: http://www.yainc.net/press_trans/

Temperature Transmitters: http://www.yainc.net/temp_trans/

About Yamatake Corporation and Yamatake America, Inc.

Yamatake America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yamatake Corporation.
Since our founding in 1906, Yamatake has built on its core of measurement and control technologies to maintain its position at the forefront of Japan's automation industry. Over our long history, during which we once operated under the name Yamatake-Honeywell, we have built a sterling reputation for providing optimum solutions in industrial automation, factory automation and building automation.

Industrial Automation: Process Control Systems, Field Instruments, and Control Valves for the industries, such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, and public utilities

Control Products: Control Products for factories, such as semiconductor manufacturing, electric, electric components, industrial machinery, and automobiles

Building Automation: Systems and products for the building market, such as office buildings, factories, hotels and public facilities

Innovative Products: Innovative products developed with Yamatake's own advanced technologies.

Contact:
Dave Miller
1-888-2-magnew (1-888.262-4639)
or visit http://www.yainc.net/

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WellDog Demonstrates Natural Gas Technology Advantages to Governor of Wyoming

Governor Dave Freudenthal tours company's Laramie headquarters and is apprised of WellDog's commercialization progress and pivotal role in responsible coalbed methane development.

Laramie, WY (PRWEB) August 2, 2021 -- WellDog, Inc., an energy technology company, welcomed Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal to its Laramie headquarters in early July.

The visit, which included a tour of WellDog’s sophisticated optical spectrometer production facility, familiarized the Governor with WellDog’s substantial progress in the natural gas marketplace since full commercialization of its services earlier this year. WellDog’s technology and services provide coalbed natural gas developers the information they need to produce natural gas faster and more profitably with less environmental impact.

“The technology WellDog has developed offers great potential for planning efficient and environmentally sound development of our oil and gas resources,” said Freudenthal. “This is exactly the kind of company we appreciate having in Wyoming and I hope they receive broad support.”

Wayne Greenberg, CEO of WellDog, said, “We were honored to have the opportunity to demonstrate to Governor Freudenthal the ways in which WellDog can play a pivotal role in the rapid and responsible development of coalbed natural gas in Wyoming.”

Greenberg and Dr. John Pope, CTO and founder of WellDog, gave a presentation on the future of coalbed methane and how WellDog can help solve challenges faced by developers, including optimal well placement for the fastest development of natural gas through efficient water management.

For photos of this event, visit http://www.welldog.com/page/pressroom_media_kit.cfm.

About WellDog, Inc.
Founded in 1999, WellDog, Inc. develops chemical sensing technologies for natural gas exploration and production. WellDog® services give coalbed natural gas developers the information they need to produce more gas, more quickly, with less environmental impact. These services support coalbed natural gas, an industry that has been identified as the fastest growing sector of natural gas production in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.welldog.com.

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August 01, 2021

Spatial Network Solutions Announces the Release of NuMap, the Automated Mapping Product Built on the Strength of AutoCAD Specifically for the Small and Mid-Sized Utility

Spatial Network Solutions’ NuMap brings AutoCAD's robust drafting tools and engineering accuracy to the small and mid sized utility mapping space.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 1, 2021 -- Spatial Network Solutions’ NuMap brings AutoCAD's robust drafting tools and engineering accuracy to the small and mid-sized utility mapping space.

NuMap is an automated mapping and facilities management system built on the 2006 releases of AutoCAD and Autodesk Map 3D. The product provides a utility context and excellent mapping tools on this powerful platform. Functionality includes electric network connectivity management, data integrity verification, context sensitive data entry and domain specific query functionality.

NuMap was created for mapping professionals, utility designers and engineers whose needs are closely aligned with producing accurate and complete digital representations of their distribution system. We talked to the users to find out what it is that “they” wanted, which frankly took some of them by surprise.

It is our mission to provide real value through intimate customer relationships and disciplined business/engineering processes and services.

NuMap is available at press release time and will be followed in the fall of this year by a MultiSpeak v3.0 interface to Milsoft’s WindMil® engineering analysis product.

About Spatial Network Solutions:
Spatial Network Solutions was formed in 2004, and is dedicated to providing products and services to the utility industry. Our staff has over 50 years of combined experience in application development and end user related services using Autodesk products geared towards utility mapping. Our guiding business principle is that adding value to the customer leads to competitive advantage and success for everyone.

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The Filtration of Process Water, and Its Importance in the Petroleum Industry

The Petroleum industry is one of Ronningen-Petter's areas of expertise. Therefore, I feel that this paper--written by one of our employees, Craig Annable, and published by Hydrocarbon Engineering--would be of interest to you. Due to its length, this will be posted in five different articles: Introduction, Oilfield Production Site, Cooling and Amine Systems,Selecting the Right Filter, Disposable and Cleanable Filter Media.

(PRWEB) July 31, 2021 -- Upstream, downstream, and throughout the petroleum industry most discussions of filtration focus on the oil itself, and it is extracted from the wellhead and refined into saleable products. Yet throughout this process, a critical and consistent component is the use of water. Although the water quality required depends upon its end use, without filtration, unfiltered water can foul downstream equipment and contaminate catalysts. The result is increased maintenance and repair costs, a potentially downed system and lower conversion rates and process yields.

Filtering process water is very important due to its influence on process flow, its ability to protect downstream equipment/piping, and its significant role in the quality/value of finished goods. Hence, this can play a critical role in optimizing the refining process. The right filtration equipment can affect a company's environmental impact through the reduction of emissions and waste generation. It can also safeguard employees by minimizing their exposure to hazardous materials. These factors, in turn, affect the company's productivity and bottom line.

Despite its significance, many refineries have not realized the benefits of optimized filtration for process water. Installing a system where none has previously existed can be difficult to justify with tight capital budgets. Decision makers face the same challenge when a filtration system is in place and operating. However, a careful look at key cost factors can quickly justify an investment that will generate a significant return. In addition to minimizing overall maintenance costs, other factors include labor costs, the potential costs of lost production, conversion, and recovery of petroleum products during schedule and unscheduled downtime.

When exploring water treatment filtration options, another consideration is water conservancy. With an increased emphasis on reducing environmental impact, there is also an increased emphasis on reducing the amount of water used for industrial processes--especially freshwater. There are two ways to achieve this. One method is to use equipment that requires less fresh water. The second method is water reuse when the amount of water used is mandated by the process requirement. This trend is fuelled by several economic benefits that can be broken down into four separate and specific areas of cost savings:

• Reduced cost for purchase and treatment of fresh water
• Reduced cost for heating process streams or money saved through energy recovery.
• Reduced process losses of expensive and unspent catalyst fines that can be reintroduced and reused.
• Reducing waste treatment costs.
Any decision regarding filtration of water should be weighed against the relative importance of each of these factors.

The next article will examine some specific areas for water treatment within the petroleum industry, and some suggested solutions.

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man forum at http://www.rpaprocess.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp.

Contact:
Linda Stacy
269-329-7587
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