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  • Explosion at South Korean steel plant kills three

    26 November 2020

    An explosion at a factory belonging to South Korean steel manufacturer POSCO killed three people on November 24. The blast happened at around 16:00 local time at a steel mill in Gwangyang, southwest of Seoul....

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  • Missile causes explosion at Saudi oil storage facility

    25 November 2020

    A missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels caused an explosion at a petroleum products distribution plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on November 23. No one was injured in the attack on Saudi Aramco’s North Jeddah Bulk Plant which caused damage to an oil storage tank....

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  • Venezuela cracks down on oil industry critics, arrests union leaders

    24 November 2020

    Venezuela has continued its crackdown on oil industry critics and whistleblowers in an attempt to block information leaks about state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the country’s deteriorating oil facilities, and unsafe working conditions....

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  • Belarusian nuclear plant reopens after transformer explosions halt production

    23 November 2020

    Belarus’s new Astravets nuclear power plant has resumed operations after a series of transformer explosions halted production on November 8, just one day after President Alexander Lukashenko officially opened the country’s only nuclear power plant....

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  • Cosmetics factory fire kills three, injures six

    23 November 2020

    A fire at a cosmetics factory in South Korea killed three people and injured six others on November 19. The incident happened at a factory belonging to Silverex located in Guzhan-dong, Incheon....

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New report shows industry maintains focus on improving HSE performance in challenging times 20 November 2020

A new report released on November 4 by OGUK, a UK trade association for the offshore oil and gas industry, outlines the UK offshore oil and gas industry’s health, safety and environmental performance in 2019, and highlights future plans for further improvement....

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INEOS launches new Clean Hydrogen business; BP announces new German hydrogen partnership 20 November 2020

INEOS and BP have both announced new hydrogen projects in recent weeks as industries continue to invest in green hydrogen as part of a worldwide drive towards a zero-carbon future. INEOS launched a new business on November 9 to develop and build Clean Hydrogen capacity across Europe, while BP announced a joint project with Ørsted to develop green hydrogen in Germany....

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Chemical leak injures one at BP’s Rotterdam Refinery 19 November 2020

A worker was injured during an incident involving hydrogen fluoride at BP’s Rotterdam Refinery on November 14. BP said that the release of hydrogen fluoride occurred late at night and led to one person receiving immediate treatment on-site....

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Tank Storage Association comments on the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution 18 November 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his vision for a net-zero UK, setting out an ambitious Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. The Tank Storage Association has said it stands ready to work with Government in order to meet the ambitious commitments....

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Fire at Indian natural gas well extinguished five months after initial blowout 17 November 2020

An Oil India Limited (OIL) natural gas well in the state of Assam which suffered a blowout in May before erupting into flames has now been extinguished. Three people have died and several have been injured over the last five months during operations to tackle the blaze and plug the leaking well....

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