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Year: 2001 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

Poor air quality is a concern in many countries in Latin America, particularly in large cities. Like many other urban areas, sources of common air contaminants may be divided into three categories: point, mobile and area. Point sources are typically associated with industrial processes, mobile sources relate to emissions caused ...

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

ARPEL Workshop on "Building Capacity for emissions credits in Latin America and the Caribbean" took place in Mexico City, on October 23-25, 2001, hosted by PEMEX. Attached you will find the 5° ARPEL Upper Management Report with its main outcomes (available only in Spanish).

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

This document deals with the singularities of oil spill contingency planning regionalization in Latin America and the Caribbean, an ARPEL approach that is described in the ARPEL Guideline on “Regionalizing Oil Spill Contingency Planning in Latin America and the Caribbean”. This approach has been perfected with the input of government ...

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

Outcomes of the Bonn Agreement. The Chairman of ARPEL Climate Change Working Group participated at the second part of the Conference of the Parties (COP-6 (bis)) in Bonn, GERMANY. Since it is most likely that ARPEL members have heard -directly or indirectly- of the negotiations that took place before reaching ...

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

ARPEL is aware of the many concerns and uncertainties of the Kyoto Protocol, which include: scientific uncertainties about climate change, costs of emissions reductions, impact on the demand of fossil fuels, and the role of carbon sinks.

At the same time, ARPEL considers the Clean Development Mechanism to be a ...

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Studies Public document

Given the increased motorization in Latin America and the Caribbean, air quality has undergone an increasing deterioration. It has been established that the contribution of the emissions proceeding from motor vehicles to the inventory of the main air pollutants of some of the most important urban centers of the Region, is high. This has required the development of strategies and action plans to achieve an effective improvement of the air quality. This ARPEL Report presents a systemic approach of the origin and characteristics of vehicle emissions based on the present state of the knowledge on scientific, technological and regional aspects.

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

Energy Companies have different attitudes to the challenge of climate change and the Kyoto Protocol. The 2° ARPEL Upper Management Report summarizes the positions of 6 of them: The Royal Dutch/Shell Group Companies; The ExxonMobil Group, BP, Texaco, Statoil, and Alberta Energy Company.

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Year: 2001 Publication type: Benchmarking Documents only for registered users

One of the activities of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee of the Regional Association of Oil and Natural Gas Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL) is focused on the ARPEL initiative to gather information about occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the oil industry in Latin America ...

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Executive Reports Public document

Outcomes of the 6th Conference of Parties in The Hague. You may have seen numerous news items about the failure of COP6 (6th Conference of the Parties) at the Hague to produce an agreement on the details of the Kyoto Protocol. This is a preliminary assessment after participating in a ...

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

This report provides a consolidation and analysis of information relating to alternative fuels, automotive technology, and other technical options available to manage air quality. The emphasis is on emissions from vehicles and fuels and there is a discussion on the air quality management plans which have been developed in various ...

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Key words: Pumps / fugitive emissions / engine / maintenance / change /- Company: ARPEL- Country: Uruguay- Dates: 2000- Document: Guideline- Author: Brian Tyers and Neil Franklin

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Key words: Pollutants / water treatment / turbine /- Company: ARPEL- Country: Uruguay- Dates: 2000- Document: Guideline- Author: Neil A. Franklin

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Keywords: Fuels / contaminants / loss / efficiency / control / - Company: ARPEL-Country: Uruguay-Dates: 2000 - Document: - Author: Neil A. Franklin

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Key words: Safety / care / standards /- Company: ARPEL- Country: Uruguay- Dates: 2000- Document: Report- Author: Martin Sich / Dave Randell / Stewart Behie Works

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

This document answers the most important questions to develop a regional strategy for the regional cooperation of oil spill contingency planning: what is regionalization? why? who? where? when? and -most important of all- how?

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Safety Issues for Contractors in the Upstream and Downstream Sectors of the Oil and Gas Industry

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Key words: Occupational hazards / hazardous agents / exhibition / - Company: ARPEL-Country: Uruguay-Dates: 2000 - Document: Report-Author: Mike Breward / Edward Morgan

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

This report describes a number of alternative approaches and strategies to evaluate, manage and control stress at work in the global oil and gas sector. It contains descriptions of psychosocial risk factors and the presentation of a model of audits and management of work stress.

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Key words: Psychosocial risk / stress / analysis / measurement /- Company: ARPEL- Country: Uruguay- Dates: 2000- Document: Report- Author: Lorne Sulsky

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Studies Public document

The report addresses the concepts of risk and a sampling of the best international risk management systems, as applicable in all the operations of the oil and gas industry value chain.

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Year: 2000 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

Industrial Safety Management Indicators (02-2002)

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Year: 1999 Publication type: Benchmarking Documents only for registered users

ARPEL Safety Benchmarking Report (1998 data)

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Year: 1999 Publication type: Studies Public document

International Review of Health Risks for Oil and Gas Industry Workers: Current Status and Future Prospects (1999, OHSAR#5)

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Year: 1999 Publication type: Best Practices Public document

In order of the oil and gas industry to be able to assess the energyusage and efficiency of the operations of facilities within theirindustry, a set of standardized energy indices and methods forestimating these indices is required. This guideline presents key factors that have to beconsidered when establishing and estimating energy indices for both theupstream and downstream oil and gas industry. These indices can be usedby companies and facilities to benchmark where they stand in comparisonwith an industry average. The guideline notes how facilities'complexity factors evolved and how those factors have a directcorrelation to energy use.

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