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  • Partnership of six energy majors aims to cut UK carbon emissions in half

    27 October 2020

    BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and the UK’s National Grid have formed a new partnership, the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), to develop the offshore infrastructure to transport and store millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions safely in the UK North Sea....

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  • Equinor’s Melkøya LNG plant to be closed for up to a year after fire in September

    27 October 2020

    Surveys of the damage caused by the fire at the Melkøya LNG plant in Norway on September 28 have indicated that the facility will be closed for up to 12 months for repairs, Equinor said in a statement on October 26....

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  • No injuries as tank collapses at INEOS chemical plant in US

    27 October 2020

    A tank collapsed at an INEOS chemical plant in the town of Lima, Ohio on October 25. No injuries were reported, however locals reported hearing an explosion from several miles away....

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  • Explosion at petrochemical plant injures one in Iran

    26 October 2020

    An explosion and fire injured one person at a petrochemical plant in southwest Iran on October 23. The incident happened at the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex, one of Iran’s largest petrochemical sites....

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  • Seven arrested after special forces board hijacked tanker off UK coast

    26 October 2020

    Members of the UK’s Special Boat Service (SBS) boarded a hijacked oil tanker off the UK’s southern coast on October 25 and detained seven stowaways who had turned violent earlier in the day. The boarding of the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda ended a 10-hour standoff between UK authorities and the stowaways, believed to be Nigerians seeking asylum in the UK....

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Official says tilting Venezuelan tanker poses no risk as new images raise concerns of environmental catastrophe 23 October 2020

A damaged and idled oil tanker in the Caribbean poses no significant risk of spilling or causing an environmental catastrophe, a Trinidad and Tobago official said on October 22. Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Franklin Khan said the Venezuelan tanker, the FSO Nabarima, was stable despite images posted by an environmental group showing the vessel listing to one side....

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Gas line explosion kills three, injures 28 in Thailand 22 October 2020

A gas line explosion killed three people and injured 28 in Thailand on October 22. The blast happened on a natural gas line owned by state owned oil and gas company PTT PCL and happened in Samut Prakan, southeast of Bangkok....

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Former Mayor convicted for role in Russian oil spill as clean-up cost surpasses £30 million 20 October 2020

A court in Russia convicted the former Mayor of Norilsk on October 19 for his role in an oil spill at a power plant near the Siberian city on May 29. Rinat Akhmetchin was convicted of criminal negligence after authorities failed to report the 20,000-litre oil spill for two days after it happened. Meanwhile, the clean-up cost of the spill surpassed three billion roubles (£30m) the mining company behind the spill announced....

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New undersea power cable between UK and France powered up for first time 20 October 2020

On October 15, utility company National Grid launched Britain’s latest interconnector, the IFA2, a 149-mile-long power cable that runs along the seabed between Portsmouth in the UK to Caen in France sharing surplus clean energy between the two countries....

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Dust explosion injures 3 at US food processing factory 20 October 2020

An explosion at a food processing plant in Arkansas, US injured three workers on October 15 and caused damage to the facility’s structure. The blast happened in a building used to store rough and milled rice at a facility owned by food manufacturer Riceland....

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