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December 2017, Vol. 244, No. 12

More Drones Helping Monitor Storage Tanks After incidents that occurred during Hurricane Harvey, energy companies along the Houston Ship Channel are working to avoid and prevent leaks, emissions and spills, reports the Houston Chronicle. Royal Dutch Shell, for instance, is using flying drones to help monitor its tanks. Now, Phillips 66 wants to put the drones inside the tanks and is partnering with the Boston startup Square Robot for robotics that can inspect tank floors, survey and map out any obstacles while they are filled with oil, gasoline or other petroleum products. They would identify…

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