Recovering Oil Prices Increase Demand for Reliable Oversea Transportation: Trans Ocean Transportation Company Uses Past Success to Meet New Demand

NORWALK, CONN., January 24, 2018 – Global crude oil prices are predicted to recover and the demand for oil and oil-based products increase in 2018. RTM Lines’ team of seasoned ocean transportation professionals believe proven experience in transporting oilfield equipment is critically important to their clients in the oil and gas industry who are working to meet this demand.

“As the price of U.S. oil is projected to average $57 a barrel next year and global oil consumption continues to climb, we anticipate the need for logistical support to increase in proportion,” said Richard Tiebel, the Chief Ocean Transportation Officer for the logistics company. “Having an in-depth understanding of the oil and gas industry is essential to successfully meeting shipping and logistical challenges.”

In its monthly forecast, The Energy Information Administration said it expects Canada, Brazil, Norway, the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan crude production to rise by an average of 700,000 barrels a day in 2018. While OPEC may boost output by 200,000 barrels a day.

“Successfully transporting what is essentially an entire oilfield location is complex and can require weeks of detailed planning,” Tiebel said. “We’ve worked on many of these projects, including an especially challenging one in August that included transporting equipment from one large oil field in Alberta, Canada, to two separate Saudi Arabian ports.”

When shipments require offloading at multiple ports, the loading and stowage process must be mapped out precisely. It is imperative that loading is accomplished in a specifically ordered sequence, to ensure the cargo is unloaded efficiently. Any deviation in the loading strategy could make unloading necessary equipment at the first port problematic, potentially causing delays. This type of impediment can equate to substantial economic losses for both the operator and drilling companies.

“Before production can begin in oil and gas, the equipment has to be present and accounted for. Our success with large oil and gas companies is a prime example of what we do best,” Tiebel said. “We comb through every piece of documentation provided, analyzing, reviewing, confirming the list of all particulars to verify and ensure every detail is in order.”

Due to insurmountable shortcomings over the last few years, many service contractors in the oil and gas industry have suffered irreparable damage, resulting in the losses for the experienced companies. While the public spotlight is on the rising cost of oil and the welcomed increase in job opportunities, major operators are focusing on how to navigate the logistics, safely and efficiently.

RTM Lines has maintained a perfect safety record and has over 30 years of experience handling complex shipments and finding solutions to complicated logistical challenges.

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30′ Self-Contained Telescoping Light Tower

Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, announced the release of a new towable mobile light tower equipped with a water-cooled diesel engine. This telescoping tower is ideal for emergency services in large scale operations such as construction, mining and industrial sites.

KEMP, TX., August 18, 2017 – Industrial lighting leader, Larson Electronics LLC, announced the release of a new towable mobile light tower equipped with a water-cooled diesel engine. This telescoping tower is ideal for emergency services in large scale operations such as construction, mining, and industrial sites. Continue reading “30′ Self-Contained Telescoping Light Tower”

Understanding How Materials Fail

Source: UC Santa Barbara | James Badham |

Dec. 22, 2017 – So you drop your smartphone flat on its back. What’s the worst that could happen? These days, maybe a dent.

A smartphone’s metal body is made of a crystalline material with a highly ordered arrangement of atoms. Such materials have a clear order to disrupt — with potential weak points defined by “defects” in that order — making it relatively easy to predict which atoms would change places or become rearranged to form the aforementioned dent.

The same phone’s glass screen is a different story. Made of atoms that are jammed together in no discernible order, the glass side of your device could shatter when dropped. Like many other disordered solids, glass cannot be deformed significantly before failing, and because these materials lack crystalline order, predicting which atoms will shift during a failure is difficult. Continue reading “Understanding How Materials Fail”

Environmentalist groups question Duke Energy natural gas plants

Environmentalist groups question Duke Energy natural gas plantsASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) December 23, 2015 -Two environmental groups want to take part in hearings on whether Duke Energy needs to build three natural gas-fired plants in western North Carolina.

The Southern Environmental Law Center said Tuesday it’s filed paperwork on behalf of MountainTrue and the Sierra Club to take part in hearings before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

Duke Energy said last month it plans to build two new 280 MW turbines and a 192 MW turbine tentatively planned for 2023. The units would replace a coal-fired plant being retired. Continue reading “Environmentalist groups question Duke Energy natural gas plants”