A typical oil spill can cost a small to medium oil producer between $20,000 to $90,000 depending on the location and amount of oil spilled. These spills can take about 4 months to complete and that doesn’t even include the cost of any fines imposed. Fines can be imposed at $25,000 for each day of violation or $1,000 per barrel of oil spilled.
Oil Spills are expensive and can devastate natural resources, endanger public health by compromising the drinking water, and even cause disruptions to the economy. Everyone needs oil and oil-based products to help maintain our high standards of living. Spills can happen by any number of things such as operator error, equipment breaks down, and even natural disasters such as tornadoes or hurricanes. It is far less expensive to prevent an oil spill than it is to clean one up. Once the oil is released into the environment, the harm has already been done and it takes years for the ecosystem to recover. Oil spills are toxic and pose a huge risk to everyone and everything around it, so prevention is the best way to combat this situation.
Technology has made it possible for even the smallest operator to monitor their sites and get an accurate and up-to-date status of their entire operation. As a responsible oil producer wouldn’t you like to have information available to not only “Stop the Spill” but notify you of potential issues before they happen? These systems are easy to use and provide critical information to you and your site support staff so that you can handle any issues before they happen.
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