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  • Pennsylvania clears major hydrocarbon products pipeline to resume operations

    15 June 2018

    Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on June 14 to allow Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Sunoco Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline to return to service, reversing a suspension linked to safety concerns. The PUC stopped flows on Mariner East 1 through West Whiteland Township after sinkholes were discovered near the pipeline....

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  • Dry weather affects Norway’s hydro electricity output

    15 June 2018

    Norway, Europe’s largest hydropower producer, faces higher energy costs this summer as much of the snow accumulating in its mountains evaporated or melted into the ground during a heat wave, its water resources and energy regulator said. The NVE directorate told Reuters power companies had been relying on a gradual spring melt to replenish dams, but projections showed this was unlikely to happen....

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  • Lloyd’s Register Foundation and HSE set up new health and safety data programme

    15 June 2018

    Every year, huge amounts of incident investigation findings and operational health and safety data are collected globally. The Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Thomas Ashton Institute are running an ambitious new programme, ‘DISCOVERING SAFETY’ which aims to substantially improve health and safety and ultimately save lives, particularly in poorer or developing nations....

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  • UK company fined more than £500,000 following overhead power line incident

    15 June 2018

    A Construction company has been fined after a tipper vehicle driven by one of its employees came into contact with overhead power lines during the construction of a waste transfer station.Northampton Crown Court heard that on 9 March 2016 a driver employed by Mick George Ltd was emptying a load of soil from his tipper vehicle at a site in Northampton....

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  • Explosion at UK facility leaves man with gas or chemical burns

    15 June 2018

    An explosion at a depot in Gloucester has left a man with suspected gas or chemical burns to his face and chest. The incident, which happened on June 11 shortly before 2pm, was at the Amey depot in Eastern Avenue. Two fire crews and an ambulance were called to the scene after a recycling compactor machine exploded....

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China gas pipeline explosion seriously injures 24 11 June 2018

Twenty-four people were seriously injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in southwest China's Guizhou Province on June 10, local authorities said. Gas leaked from a section of a gas pipeline operated by PetroChina in Shazi town of Qinglong county and then ignited, causing a significant explosion and fire....

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West Virginia gas pipeline suffers massive explosion and fire 11 June 2018

A newly installed TransCanada natural gas pipeline exploded on June 7 in the remote Nixon Ridge area of Marshall County in West Virginia. No injuries were reported but flames and smoke from the blast could be seen as far as 20 miles away, residents told local media. Area police told CBS News the fire was very large....

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Utility held responsible for fatal California wildfires 11 June 2018

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said in a media release on June 8 that an additional 12 of the wildfires that overwhelmed Northern California's wine country last October were due to tree branches touching Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) power lines. Two weeks previously, Cal Fire said PG&E had been responsible for three of the other wildfires that swept across the region. ...

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French factory explosion injures three 08 June 2018

On June 7 an explosion at the Soprema plant in Saint-Julien-du-Sault, 25 km from Sens in central France, injured three workers, two seriously. The cause was initially attributed to two contractors using a grinder near a tank where solvents were stored. The subsequent fire was quickly extinguished by company personnel....

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Canadian company claims breakthrough in transforming CO2 into liquid fuel 08 June 2018

A Canadian company is making liquid fuel that is carbon neutral, low cost, and made by combining CO2 sucked from the air with hydrogen made by breaking down water through renewable energy. British Columbia-based Carbon Engineering is aiming to keep the costs below $100 for each tonne of CO2 removed from the atmosphere, against $600 and above up until now....

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EDF Energy Nuclear Generation: a decade of transformation

Over the last decade, the safety and operational performance of EDF Energy's UK nuclear plants has been transformed. After years of sustained improvement, combined safety and operational results now represent the best overall performance in the past 40 years and are, in many instances, world leading. ...

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New Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex takes advantage of shale revolution

In November 2017, Shell Chemicals officially started construction on its $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Potter Township, Pennsylvania, a project that will take several years to complete. Shell made it official in June last year when it announced a final investment decision on the plant. Since then, crews have been working around the clock to prepare the site for main construction....

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CSB: The Last Chance Saloon

At the PS Congres process safety conference in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, in late May, US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) chairwoman Vanessa Sutherland confirmed to Hazardex that she had resigned her position at the agency. ...

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