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Nexen Group

560 Oak Grove Parkway
Vadnais Heights
MN 55127

Telephone : +651-484-5900
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Nexen Energy charged over fatal 2016 oil sands plant explosion in northern Canada 02 January 2018

On December 19, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety filed eight charges against Nexen Energy over an incident in January 2016 when two workers were killed in an explosion at Nexen’s Long Lake site south of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta. The facility has been shut down ever since....

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Nexen to shed 350 jobs following January Alberta oilsands plant explosion 14 July 2016

Nexen Energy of Canada said on July 12 it would cut 350 jobs this year after deciding not to repair its Long Lake oil-sands upgrader in northern Alberta following a fatal explosion in January. The facility, which processes bitumen into light synthetic crude oil, cannot be feasibly repaired in the short term, company executives told reporters. Workers will lose their jobs at Long Lake and at the Calgary headquarters. ...

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Alberta oil sands explosion kills one, injures one 18 January 2016

Nexen chief executive Fang Zhi confirmed on January 16 that an explosion at the company’s Long Lake oil sands plant in Alberta killed one maintenance worker and seriously injured another.  The explosion occurred in a hydrocracker at the facility, about 75 kilometres south of Fort McMurray, the previous day....

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Alberta regulator orders 95 Nexen pipelines to close after leak 31 August 2015

On August 29 the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) ordered the immediate suspension of 15 pipeline licenses issued to Nexen, the Canadian unit of China’s CNOOC, after finding “noncompliant activities” at the company’s Long Lake oil-sands operations. The order will result in the closing of 95 pipelines carrying natural gas, crude oil, salt water, fresh water and emulsion, the regulator said in a statement....

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Alberta oil sands pipeline leak is one of North America’s largest ever spills 20 July 2015

Nexen Energy apologised on July 17 for the spill of 31,500 barrels of emulsion, a mixture of bitumen, water and sand, across an area of 16,000 square meters in an inaccessible area of the province. The Alberta Energy Regulator said the leak did not contaminate any water bodies and Nexen confirmed  the area has been isolated with clean-up crews working around the clock....