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Israel fines Noble Energy-Chevron £850,000 after offshore rig violates discharge permit 16 November 2020

On November 15, Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection imposed a fine of NIS 3,783,276 (£850,000 / $1.1m) on Noble Energy Mediterranean, which was recently acquired by Chevron. The company violated conditions of its discharge permit for the Leviathan gas production platform into the Mediterranean Sea....

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One dead, four injured in industrial incident at Wacker plant in US 16 November 2020

A worker who was among five injured in an accident at Wacker’s chemical plant in Charleston, Tennessee on November 13, has since died of their injuries. The chemical company said that three of the injured continue to be treated in local hospitals while one worker has been treated and released following the incident....

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Factory explosion kills seven in China 13 November 2020

An explosion at a polyethylene factory in northern China killed seven people and injured one on November 12. The blast happened in Hebei Province at around 18:00 local time, local authorities said....

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Hazardex 2021 will now take place on June 16th & 17th 2021 11 November 2020

With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential risk to the health of exhibitors and attendees, the Hazardex team has taken the decision to move the event from February to June 16th & 17th 2021. It will still be staged at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK....

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Hazardex 2021 moves to June 16 & 17 and Call for Papers deadline revised 11 November 2020

The Hazardex 2021 event has been moved to June 16 & 17 due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers is open with a revised deadline and we are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry....

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Renewable power is defying COVID with record growth this year and next, says new report 10 November 2020

A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that renewables will account for almost 90% of the increase in total power capacity worldwide in 2020 and will accelerate in 2021 to their fastest growth in the last six years. The findings were published in the IEA’s Renewables 2020 report published on November 10....

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Two killed and over one hundred rescued after offshore support vessel collides with rig 10 November 2020

Two crewmembers of an offshore support vessel were killed near Malaysia on October 27 after the ship collided with an offshore oil rig operated by state oil company Petronas. The incident happened in the Baram field, 14 miles off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island....

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Libya’s crude oil production exceeds one million barrels a day following months of civil war 10 November 2020

Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on November 7 that it had managed to raise production rates of crude oil above one million barrels a day, the first time this has happened since January due to the civil war in the country....

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UK businesses pledge £3bn investment as they call on PM to back British hydrogen 10 November 2020

The UK could see more than £3 billion invested in the emerging hydrogen sector as more businesses step forward to pledge funding – but only if Prime Minister Boris Johnson backs the low-carbon fuel in his forthcoming Net Zero speech expected this week....

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Petronas sets Net Zero carbon emissions target by 2050 09 November 2020

Malaysian oil and gas major Petronas has announced its aspiration to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 as part of a holistic approach to sustainability. The company said its approach balances Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations which are aligned to its statement of purpose to be a ‘progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future’....

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