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Reviewed P2 Options
for the
Oil and Gas - Oil Recovery Process

Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Oil and Gas - Oil Recovery Options

Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.


Manage unused or spent chemicals

Control inventory by accurately estimating amounts required, or ordering smaller quantities only as needed.

Exchange unused chemicals

Offer (or exchange) unused chemicals to other facilities in lieu of recycling, treatment, or disposal.

Explore less hazardous chemicals

Determine whether non-hazardous or less hazardous products are available by asking manufacturers representatives and trade groups.

Manage fuel oil filters

  • Change filters only when necessary. Use differential pressure as an indicator of needed change.
  • Evaluate applicability of filterless centrifugal oil cleaning. Use spinners to replace or lengthen oil filter life.

Use resusable fuel oil filters

Use stainless steel, reusable filters.

Install purification equipment

Install lubricating oil purification equipment to reduce frequency of conventional filter replacement.

Recycle spent filters and liquids

Before recycling spent filters, drain all free liquids, from the cartridge or filter media into a container. Recycle free liquids back into production stream.

Place sump for spilled oil

Sump placed at fill line (sump equipped with pump and level switch).

Change filters when necessary

Change filters only when necessary. Use differential pressure as an indicator of needed change.

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