• In 1971, Nigeria joined the OPEC and, in line with OPEC resolutions, the Nigerian National Oil Corporation (NNOC) was established, later becoming Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in 1977. (sourcewatch.org)
  • Fish from petroleum-contaminated sites in the marine environment have elevated levels of benzopyrene hydroxylase activity in liver and gill tissue. (sciencemag.org)
  • Long-term effects of discharges of produced water the marine environment from petroleum-related activities at Sonda de Campeche, Gulf of México. (nih.gov)
  • In addition to pollution through human activities, millions of tons of petroleum enter the marine environment every year from natural seepages. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today's industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment. (environmental-expert.com)
  • The Clean Water Act is a result of the 1972 amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, which was passed to ultimately eliminate pollution discharge into any body of water in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Decades of Antarctic exploration have left a significant legacy of petroleum pollution on-land and in nearshore marine environments, particularly around human stations. (nasa.gov)
  • A fossil fuel power station is a power station which burns a fossil fuel such as coal, natural gas, or petroleum to produce electricity. (wikipedia.org)
  • A fossil fuel, petroleum is formed when large quantities of dead organisms, usually zooplankton and algae, are buried underneath sedimentary rock and subjected to both intense heat and pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pollution, due to activities related to the oil industry, represents a serious threat to the natural environment. (edu.qa)
  • The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements apply to all phases of the petroleum industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Petroleum industry waste, including frac flowback and produced water, cannot be discharged to the waters of the United States, except under an NPDES or equivalent state permit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both in Pechelbronn as in Wietze, the coal industry dominated the petroleum technologies. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Several industry groups also recognize light pollution as an important issue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Department of Petroleum Resources estimated 1.89 million barrels of petroleum were spilled into the Niger Delta between 1976 and 1996 out of a total of 2.4 million barrels spilled in 4,835 incidents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Accordingly, petroleum must therefore be transported in large quantities, mostly by oceanic tankers, barges on inland waters, and both subsea and overland pipelines. (jrank.org)
  • Other addresses with longtime unresolved leaking petroleum tanks include 525 West Ben White Blvd., 2915 East First and Caesar Chavez, 1001 Bolm Road, 8805 North IH-35, and 1135 Airport Blvd. and Manor Road. (blogspot.com)
  • A marine transfer of petroleum products cannot be conducted unless it is supervised by a person-in-charge (PIC) on the vessel who is seafarer in the Merchant Marine and another person-in-charge on the dock. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, petroleum is often mined in places that are far away from the regions where most of its consumption occurs. (jrank.org)
  • Air pollution in India is quite a serious issue with the major sources being fuelwood and biomass burning, fuel adulteration, vehicle emission and traffic congestion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In autumn and winter months, large scale crop residue burning in agriculture fields - a low cost alternative to mechanical tilling - is a major source of smoke, smog and particulate pollution. (wikipedia.org)
  • In petroleum coker units, residual oils from other distillation processes used in petroleum refining are treated at a high temperature and pressure leaving the petcoke after driving off gases and volatiles, and separating off remaining light and heavy oils. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since not everyone is irritated by the same lighting sources, it is common for one person's light "pollution" to be light that is desirable for another. (wikipedia.org)
  • Petroleum is a critically important natural resource. (jrank.org)
  • Petroleum, in one form or another, has been used since ancient times, and is now important across society, including in economy, politics and technology. (wikipedia.org)