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Marathon Oil fined over £1 million for North Sea gas release 21 May 2019

An oil firm has been fined £1.16 million - one of the biggest ever fines in a case of its type - over a gas leak in the UK sector of the North Sea. The incident happened on Marathon Oil's Brae Alpha platform, 155 miles north east of Aberdeen, on December 26, 2015. No-one was injured in the incident....

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Portable speakers sold in USA recalled due to explosion risk 20 May 2019

According to the recall announcement by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), ION Audio is recalling some of its portable speakers because hydrogen gas can leak from the battery when charging, making them an explosion hazard....

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California regulators report on Aliso Canyon gas leak says lack of maintenance by SoCalGas a major factor 20 May 2019

The four-month leak of gas from the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) gas storage site at Aliso Canyon near Los Angeles was caused by a corroded well casing, according to a report commissioned by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources....

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US Coast Guard says it has contained 14-year-old Gulf of Mexico oil seep 17 May 2019

An ongoing oil spill that has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for more than 14 years is finally being contained, the US Coast Guard announced on May 16. The Taylor Energy platform MC-20 Saratoga was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan on September 15, 2004, and some of its wells have been seeping oil into the Gulf ever since....

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Explosion and fire at Oklahoma paper plant injures five 16 May 2019

The Georgia-Pacific plant in Muskogee, Oklahoma, suffered a fire and explosion on May 14 that injured five people. Initial reports suggested a forklift truck caught fire which the company’s emergency response team attempted to extinguish, but they were evacuated when the vehicle’s propane tank became too hot and exploded. ...

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