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UPSS Regulations in NSW
5 days ago

UPSS Regulations in NSW

By  •  Environment

Petroleum industry stakeholder briefing and discussion forum

The proper management of Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) is a significant legal obligation for all service station operators under State …
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Corio residents near Viva Refinery report “black grease-like” droplets falling on homes
2 weeks ago

Corio residents near Viva Refinery report “black grease-like” droplets falling on homes

DROPLETS of a “black grease-like” chemical used to refine petrol have showered at least three properties near the Viva Refinery in Corio.

Testing by Viva has revealed di-isopropanolamine used to …
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Fuel contaminates soil, groundwater at 7-Eleven servo
1 month ago

Fuel contaminates soil, groundwater at 7-Eleven servo

Leaking fuel from a Matraville petrol station has significantly polluted soil and surrounding groundwater, prompting an investigation into potential health impacts on nearby shop workers and residents.

The NSW Environment …
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Gas station leak United Petroleum (UP) in The Strand, Dee Why has ‘potential to cause harm’
1 month ago

Gas station leak United Petroleum (UP) in The Strand, Dee Why has ‘potential to cause harm’

Leaky tanks at a Dee Why petrol station have polluted surrounding groundwater, potentially “causing harm” to human health and the environment.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued United …
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The dirt on clean electric cars: they’re not as green as you think they are
5 months ago

The dirt on clean electric cars: they’re not as green as you think they are

Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery.

Every big carmaker has plans …
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New Draft Guidelines for forecourt runoff released in NSW
5 months ago

New Draft Guidelines for forecourt runoff released in NSW

By  •  Environment

At its most basic level, current environmental laws in all Australian States and Territories put an absolute obligation on service station operators to take all reasonable steps to prevent pollution …
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Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff
5 months ago

Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting feedback, particularly from industry and local councils, on a draft guide that outlines how service stations can better protect the environment from …
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Petrol company forced to pay for leak close to the coast
6 months ago

Petrol company forced to pay for leak close to the coast

A PETROL company has been slapped with a hefty fine after a serious leak at a service station.

Puma Energy (Australia) Fuels Pty Ltd was ordered to pay $75,000 with …
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ExxonMobil agrees to join oil and gas climate change alliance
6 months ago

ExxonMobil agrees to join oil and gas climate change alliance

ExxonMobil has joined the oil and gas industry’s flagship climate change project, reversing its decision not to join the alliance four years ago.

The company was a notable holdout when the Oil …
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7-Eleven hit with contamination fine
8 months ago

7-Eleven hit with contamination fine

7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd has been fined almost $8,000 for causing contamination of soil with hydrocarbons (fuels and oils) that then leaked into the stormwater system at a Hampton Park …
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