Since OPEC sets the price for crude oil, there is already a base price set for the end product of gasoline that is assigned the day the oil barrel was purchased. OPEC takes into consideration of production technology and resource costs and prices the barrels accordingly. The oil producing countries also must take into account future expectations of crude oil so they may adjust the supply. Once converted in gasoline, the other factors that determine price come into effect. The federal government adds 18.4 cents per gallon of gas in taxes, and then each state adds their individual taxes ("GasPriceWatch.com").
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is authorized under the act and sets the standards and oversees the entities that are subject to enforce these standards. The law has been amended in 1986 and 1996 to not only protect the water coming into our homes but also its sources. This includes ground water wells, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and springs. The EPA sets health based standards that protect fresh water against any kind of man-made or naturally occurring contaminant that can cause illness or harm from consumption. At its inception, this act primarily focused on treating water at the tap only and did not offer solutions at their sources.
A major oil field was discovered in the North Slope of Alaska in 1968. In June 1969, the oil companies constituting the consortium owning Alyeska submitted an application to the Department of the Interior for rights-of-way for a pipeline that would transport oil from the North Slope across land in Alaska owned by the United States a major part of the transport system which would carry the oil to its ultimate markets in the lower 48 States. The respondents brought suit in March 1970, and sought declaratory and injunctive relief against the Secretary of the Interior on the grounds that he intended to issue the right-of-way and special land-use permits in violation of s 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 41 Stat. 449, as amended, 30 U.S.C. s 185, and without compliance with the Nation Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the District Court granted a preliminary
Based on the safety infractions outlined in the two independent investigative reports, the below list provides an overview of what will be addressed during the two-day Oil Refinery Risk Workshop Agenda items, which was created to identify ways to change the “history of poorly regulated safety measures in the plant” (Custom Book, 2011, p. 13). Figure 1-1 provides an outline of the British Petroleum Oil Refinery Risk Workshop Agenda. 1. Introductions 2. Outline Oil Refinery Project Objectives 3.
GO’s Stores, Inc. 900 Speight Ave. Waco, TX 76798 November 10, 2008 Ms. Alice Stevens 1302 Redwood Circle Waco, TX 76712 Dear Ms. Stevens: You will be pleased to know that GO’s Stores has taken great steps to resolve your recent troubles. After reading your claim about having problems with tainted gasoline two weeks ago, GO’s Stores has decided to reimburse you for your damages. Due to severe weather and an operation mishap, the gasoline at our Bellmead location was contaminated. In order to receive full reimbursement, please provide receipts from your gasoline purchase at our Bellmead location as well as receipts from the other companies that you have used to repair your vehicle. Because GO’s Stores is dedicated to providing
"Think about that. If another country threatened to wipe out an American town, we'd do everything in our power to protect ourselves," Obama said in the address. "Climate change poses the same threat, right now. "Even though environmentalists welcome the President's focus, some conservationists have accused Obama of climate hypocrisy, citing the recent approval for Royal Dutch Shell to begin oil and gas drilling in the Chukchi Sea off of Alaska's northwest coast.
BP's Apparent Ethical Standards Cheryl Harrison & Renee Davis PHL/323 Version 4 September 18, 2012 Patrica "Mary" Morriss BP's Apparent Ethical Standards After the worst manmade environmental disaster in recorded history of the United States, British Petroleum proclaimed to self discipline themselves with an alleged machination for an all out overhaul of their now questionable standards. Some of those proclamations included; * Enhanced requirements for blowout preventers (BOP) to include both two blind shear rams and a casing shear ram on BP operated dynamically-positioned rigs. * Third-party verification for BOP testing and maintenance. * Enhanced review standards for cementing procedures and materials. * Enhanced offshore spill response capabilities.
Iran claims the recent uranium stockpile is specifically for the use of their peaceful energy program; however, the United States and other P5 countries share the concern that the stockpile and dramatic production increase needs to be stopped immediately, preventing Iran from creating nuclear weapons. Iran’s nuclear program is assumed to be capable of creating a nuclear weapon within the next year. In a speech addressed to the UN General Assembly Netanyahu physically drew a red line on a diagram of a cartoon bomb under a divided section marked, “final stage” (Nichols 1). Netanyahu and other experts suggest that if uranium enrichment stockpiles remain at these levels or increase, Iran will be capable of nuclear weapons and sooner than expected. Netanyahu’s illustration for his speech approximates Iran is 90 percent along the way to the creation of nuclear weapons.
Prior to this, Amazon critics targeted Bezos for not disclosing and encouraging charitable donations. Amazon has a solid foundation for CSR, but there is always room for improvement. My recommendations will fall into three categories: Environmental, Community, and Organization. A1. Environment.
Bush lifted a 1990 executive order by the first President Bush banning offshore drilling, while at the same time calling for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As of August 2008, however, a 1982 congressional ban is still in place, making Bush's action a symbolic gesture, and now the congressional ban is being debated in terms of both environmental issues and U.S. energy independence. In an almost complete reversal of policy, on July 30, 2008, the U.S. Department of the Interior released a news report saying that the nation's energy situation has dramatically changed in the past year. Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, said, "Areas that were considered too expensive to develop a year ago are no longer necessarily out of reach based on improvements to technology and safety." Kempthorne went on to say that, "The American people and the President want action, and a new initiative (the development of a new oil and natural gas leasing program for the U.S.