• 3 minutes Australian power prices go insane
  • 7 minutes Wind droughts
  • 11 minutes  What Russia has reached over three months diplomatic and military pressure on West ?
  • 10 mins Is Europe heading for winter of discontent with extensive gas shortages?
  • 11 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 3 days The United Nations' AGENDA 2030 - The vision for One World Governance ...an article by the famous Dr Robert Malone
  • 2 days "Mexico Plans to Become an Export Hub With US-Drilled Natural Gas" - Bloomberg - (See image)
  • 4 days Hopes Are Dashed For International Oil Companies In North Iraq
  • 2 days 87,000 new IRS agents, higher taxes, and a massive green energy slush fund... "Here Are The Winners And Losers In The 'Inflation Reduction Act'"-ZeroHedge
  • 1 day "How to Calculate Your Individual ESG Score to ensure that your Digital ID 'benefits' and money are accessible"
  • 3 days The Federal Reserve and Money...Aspects which are not widely known
U.S. Natural Gas Rises To Two-Week High On Strong Demand

U.S. Natural Gas Rises To Two-Week High On Strong Demand

Despite a larger-than-expected stock increase,…

Human Error Leading Cause of Oil Industry Accidents in India

Speaking at the PetroSafe-2016 hydrocarbon safety conference in Jaipur, India this week, M K Surana attributed the main cause of oil and gas industry accidents in the nation to human error. Surana, who is the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation stated: "Human errors have been a major contributing factor in case of mishappenings in the oil and gas sector. Ignorance, negligence, carelessness and dereliction of duty besides equipment failure have led to incidents and they must be checked. We should learn from mistakes of the past and should not repeat them”

According to a story in the Times of India, as far back as 2014, there were plans in place to create an independent entity to monitor safety issues. The Times story reported that the Oil Ministry was ready for approval from the Cabinet on the creation of a petroleum and natural gas safety board, but there was never any movement on the issue. The matter was not considered under the following government. The Times notes that the issue of gas pricing dominated any energy discussions.

The Times also reported that there were eight different entities pertaining to safety in the oil and gas industry, and that those agencies were created under different laws. Furthermore, they were not connected to one another. The Oil Industry Safety Directorate was tasked with monitoring safety in the industry, but had no real legal power to impose sanctions for violations.

At the Jaipur conference, S Kamal the Chief Controller of the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization, or Peso, said that his group has “introduced auto-renewal of licenses of petrol pump, petroleum transportation, LPG godowns and filling plants and the facility will be offered for other premises as well in next three months.”

He stated: "It is the first of its kind initiative which will save time of the stakeholders and PESO as well."

Lincoln Brown for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News