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Life on the North Sea can now be explored from a sofa as the world’s first Google Street View tour of an offshore platform is launched.

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In June 2017, there was a power cut that affected an estimate of 63,000 properties in North Lancashire, and Edinburgh Airport had to delay flights within the same month due to a power-related issue. With more than 170,000 km of electricity cables to maintain, power cuts will sometimes happen. But how much can they affect businesses?

Reconomy says when dealing with hazardous waste in your business, no matter the type, then it’s important that you implement an effective waste management plan to tackle any problems that could occur and can cause unpleasant damage to your company. It’s recommended that all companies avoid this, especially when the waste can be harmful to the environment as well as its employees.

The international standard for compressed air quality, ISO 8573:2010, is the primary documentation to facilitate compressed air systems component selection, design and performance measures. Hi-line Industries, UK manufacturer of high-quality compressed air purification equipment reports it has been working closely with the British Compressed Air Society to produce a best practice guide for the filtration and drying of compressed air.

Planet Earth is made up of 71% oceans. NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center estimate that to be 321,003,271 cubic miles of water within these vast areas.

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Editor's Comment 

The UK oil and gas sector is fighting hard in a bid to restore competitiveness, and expects to have improved efficiency and its average unit operating cost by more than 40% compared with two years ago.

The current challenges for the offshore oil & gas industry are significant. But it is also important to recognise there are also continuing opportunities. Concerted action by the industry to improve efficiency across the sector is leading to an estimated 22% – over £2 billion – reduction in the cost of operating existing assets by the end of 2016. Supported by the first annual production increase for 15 years, the unit cost of operating UK oil and gas assets will also improve.

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