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Draeger Launches X-act 5000 Gas Detection Device

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Safety and medical equipment manufacturer Draeger has launched its new Drager X-act 5000 device, it says represents a major step forward in measuring the levels of dangerous gases. The company said that the new era device is aimed at assisting offshore based companies achieve the target of a 50% reduction in 2009/10 hydrocarbon releases, set by the Offshore Division, an arm of the Health and Safety Executive. 


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Study Finds Venezuela is Cheapest Place to Buy Petrol

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A new study conducted by Evans Halshaw and ‘This is Money’ has found Venezuela to be the cheapest place in the world to buy petrol, with an average price of $0.13 per litre. However, the study also surveyed the average citizen’s income after tax to discover real affordability of fuel, finding that Venezuelans' lower disposable income of $560 put them at a disadvantage to other countries. The average Venezuelan, the report says, spends 2.73% of his or her wages on motor fuel.

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USA: PEI Launches Overfill Testing Manual

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The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has published a new document entitled Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities (PEI/RP1200). The document - a concise summary of guidelines for the inspection and testing of leak detection, release prevention and overfill prevention equipment at underground storage tank (UST) facilities - was authored by the organisation's Overfill, Release Detection and Release Prevention Equipment Testing Committee.

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