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  • Regulator identifies serious breaches of safety regulations on Equinor’s Oseberg A platform

    26 June 2019

    The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), Norway’s oil and gas safety regulatory body, has ordered Equinor to rectify serious breaches of regulations relating to the alarm systems in the control room on the Oseberg A platform in the northern North Sea. This follows an audit of these systems in March 2019....

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  • Numerous safety deficiencies led to four deaths at DuPont plant in 2014 – CSB

    26 June 2019

    The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report into a fatal chemical leak which killed four workers in November 2014 at the DuPont Plant in La Porte, Texas. The report, released on June 25, revealed that a number of safety deficiencies led to the release of methyl mercaptan and the subsequent death of four workers....

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  • Turkish search for oil off Cyprus stokes tension with EU

    25 June 2019

    Turkey has sent a second drillship to waters in the eastern Mediterranean claimed by European Union member Cyprus. Reuters quoted Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez as saying that the drillship Yavuz, owned by state oil and gas group TPAO, would operate off the Karpas Peninsula, which since the 1974 invasion has been occupied by Turkey and its client Northern Cypriot Turkish offshoot....

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  • Simple mesh cleans up oil spills

    25 June 2019

    Researchers from the University of Durham have developed a special coating which can be sprayed onto a mesh and then separate oil and water. The material could be eventually be used to help clean up oil spills in the ocean....

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  • 44,000 evacuated after ammo depot blast

    25 June 2019

    One person has been killed and over 70 injured after an ammo depot exploded in Kazakhstan on June 24. The blast happened in the town of Arys, located in the southern Turkistan region, and forced the evacuation of around 44,000 locals....

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12 dead in Nigerian pipeline explosion 24 June 2019

At least 12 people have died in an oil pipeline explosion in south-eastern Nigeria, with the death toll potentially rising further as more bodies are recovered. The explosion happened on June 22 near Oyigbo in the oil-rich Rivers State of Nigeria....

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Four injured in explosion at Philadelphia refinery 24 June 2019

A fire and subsequent explosions at the largest refinery on the US East Coast have injured four workers. Several explosions occurred at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s oil refinery in the early hours of June 21 following the ignition of a fire in a tank....

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Norwegian hydrogen transport sector on hold after explosion 17 June 2019

A major explosion at a hydrogen filling station in Sandvika west of Oslo on June 12 has brought most of the hydrogen vehicle industry in Norway to a standstill. Both Toyota and Hyundai halted deliveries of hydrogen cars pending the release of more information about the explosion. ...

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US power grid probed by Russian-linked hacker group 17 June 2019

A Russian-linked hacking group has been probing the US power grid network in search of weaknesses, according to security experts. The hacking group, ‘Xenotime’, is the same group which used its 'Triton' malware in an attempt to sabotage a Saudi petrochemical plant in 2017....

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Husky fined $3.8m for 2016 oil spill 17 June 2019

Husky Energy has agreed to pay a $3.8m fine for an oil spill in July 2016 that saw a pipeline leak 225,000 litres of oil and chemicals into the North Saskatchewan River. The leak was discovered on a pipeline operated by Husky Oil Operations, a subsidiary of Husky Energy, whch harmed local wildlife and forced the closure of several communities' water supply systems for almost two months....

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