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Russian pipeline company faces claims of up to $1bn for polluted oil 06 February 2020

Industry sources have told Reuters news agency that the Russian oil pipeline operator Transneft is facing claims of up to $1 billion relating to the contamination of around five million tonnes of oil in April 2019....

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Pipeline corrosion and leak detector inspired by bats 04 February 2020

Engineers have developed a new scanning technique that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines by using a method that mimics bats. Similar to how a bat uses differing wavelengths of ultrasound to detect its surroundings, the new system combines two separate types of radiation, fast neutrons and gamma rays, to detect corrosion....

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German government plans to exit coal industry by 2038 03 February 2020

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on January 29 that the government is backing plans to stop using coal as an energy source by 2038. The move is part of the ruling coalition’s efforts to protect the climate and move towards renewable energy sources....

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At least four dead following oil tanker fire off UAE coast 03 February 2020

A fire on a disused oil tanker on January 29 has killed four people and injured eight others. The fire broke out on the Zoya 1 while it was around 21 miles (34km) off the coast of Sharjah, UAE....

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Texas oil well explosion kills three, injures one 03 February 2020

An explosion at an oil well killed three contractors and inured one person in the US on January 29. One of the workers died at the scene while two others died in hospital in the following days having suffered severe burns....

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