Petro Guardian News

July 16, 2020
Fire burns to the ocean at the Union Oil tank farm in Avila Beach in January 1908

The 112 Year Old Problem Still Affecting The Oil & Gas Industry

The Petro Guardian team has been working to help our customers protect their assets from lightning for over 20 years, but tank battery fires caused by lightning have been around for far longer. In fact, the first recorded tank battery fire caused by a lightning strike happened over 112 years ago in Avila Beach, California.
April 27, 2020

Protecting Your Unique Storage Solutions

The Oil & Gas Industry is facing a tough challenge due to the drop in oil price. Where do operators store the oil they have on hand? Over the past few weeks, we have seen a run on traditional storage options and companies are now having to turn to more unique storage solutions. Many of these options can store your oil, but is your investment safe in these tanks?
April 7, 2020

Petro Guardian Launches Electrical Services

Petro Guardian, LLC is excited to announce the launch of Petro Guardian Electrical. The Petro Guardian Electrical team offers a variety of electrical services for the Oil & Gas, Utility, and General Business industries. Petro Guardian Electrical is insured and licensed in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The team brings decades of experience, and along with the Petro Guardian, LLC. team, can offer full turnkey installation capabilities to our clients.
February 17, 2020

4 Common Problems Found During Tank Battery Lightning & Static Protection Inspections

Our team estimates that 40% of sites inspected fail compliance within the first year of installation. Our Preventative Maintenance and Inspection Team does hundreds of inspections every year and they see that some problems are more common than others. Below is a list of the most common problems we see and tips on how to avoid them.
January 27, 2020
Vaisala 2019 Lightning Report

3 Takeaways From The 2019 Lightning Report For Oil & Gas

Vaisala released their 2019 report highlighting analytical lightning data collected from their worldwide system. The report provides us a full picture of the year's lightning activity in the United States. Below are 3 main takeaways from the report that oil and gas industry professionals should know from the report.
January 22, 2019
Lightning in a purple sky

4 Oil & Gas Takeaways From The 2018 Lightning Report

Vaisala released their 2018 Annual Lightning Report. The report highlights analytical lightning data collected from Vaisala’s worldwide system and helps give us a clearer picture of the amount and intensity of lightning that occurred in the US in 2018. Below are 4 takeaways that oil and gas companies and employees should review and consider when moving into the 2019 lightning season.