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Recently, a U.N.panel made convincing arguments for governments and businesses to take action on the matter of climate change. Steven Mufson reports in The Washington Post:

Climate Panel

“The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that climate change is already hurting the poor, wreaking havoc on the infrastructure of coastal cities, lowering crop yields, endangering various plant and animal species, and forcing many marine organisms to flee hundreds of miles to cooler waters.


But the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group said that climate change’s effects will grow more severe and that spending and planning are needed to guard against future costs, much as people insure themselves against possible accidents or health problems.”

Sometimes, though, insuring and taking steps against said possible disasters is not enough. Apart from ample preparations before, say, a super typhoon hits, there is also the issue of rebuilding and recovery that must be addressed. This comes part and parcel with emergency response situations, be it due to a natural calamity borne out of climate change, or if it is man-made.

For example, when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, it left so much damage that the area was inaccessible for weeks. Even up to now, they still, in fact, have not fully recovered. In situations like this, one of those that could help are dependable on-site fuel service companies that provide fuel for the vehicles and heavy equipment needed to keep the clean-up and rescue processes going.

This kind of service also helps businesses and entire locales manage their resources better in case they get cut off from major roads and access to the neighboring towns or cities.

The benefits that can be reaped from availing onsite fuel service also go beyond emergency situations. Companies, for one, won’t have to worry about running out of stock, or loading the wrong type of petroleum product, because professionals will be assisting them.

Onsite service also offers businesses with a safer working environment, as it eliminates the need to have their own thanks that are prone to leaks and physical degradation. Service providers will be hauling fuel and lubricant tanks on trucks and they’ll come and go to sites or factories as often as clients require them to. This refueling mode significantly reduces and transfers risk from businesses to the service provider.

Companies like Apache Oil Company are experienced in providing businesses with their onsite fuel service needs. These companies can give the best fueling solutions to businesses and options to provide a more immediate response for emergency situations, like natural disasters.

(Source: U.N. climate panel: Governments, businesses need to take action now against growing risks, Steven Mufson, March 31, 2014)

Posted on May 19, 2014

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