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  • Forty-two killed in Zimbabwe bus explosion and fire

    19 November 2018

    A gas cylinder in the luggage compartment is thought to be the source of a deadly fire which engulfed a bus travelling from Zvishavane in Zimbabwe to the South African border town of Musina on November 16. This is the second bus disaster inside two weeks after two buses collided on November 7, killing 47 people....

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  • Pacific Gas & Electric stock price falls ahead of lawsuits by California fire victims

    19 November 2018

    The admission by California’s biggest power company that it may be to blame for at least one of the deadly fires ravaging the state sent company stock prices crashing by more than 60% compared to its pre-fire level. PG&E told the US Securities and Exchange Commission on November 13 that its equipment may have sparked the Camp Fire in Northern California, the worst fire in the state’s history in terms of fatalities....

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  • Australia power plant arc flash kills worker

    15 November 2018

    A worker died after suffering significant burns to most of his body in an explosion at a major power plant in Victoria, Australia. Initial reports indicate the Yallourn Power Station employee was working on a generator unit after an outage when a high-voltage circuit breaker exploded and the man suffered serious injuries as a result, including widespread burns to his upper and lower body....

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  • Montana trucking company owner jailed for his part in 2012 oil plant explosion

    14 November 2018

    A Montana trucking company owner has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after being convicted of criminal charges stemming from an explosion at an oil processing plant. A US District court also ordered Donald Wood of Woody's Trucking to pay $1.3 million in penalties and restitution after three workers were seriously injured in the 2012 explosion at Custom Carbon Processing Inc. near the town of Wibaux....

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  • UK companies fined after workers injured by gas mains fire

    09 November 2018

    A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired, injuring two workers. Southern Gas Networks Plc, which had pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, was fined £1.2million and ordered to pay costs of £18,975.43. ...

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Thousands evacuated near San Francisco after fire threatens gas pipeline 19 October 2018

A fire in an underground natural gas storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted the evacuation of thousands of Contra Costa County residents on October 17 because of the possibility the fire could set off an explosion in a nearby gas pipeline. The evacuation order was issued for about 1,400 homes near the pipeline in Bay Point with about 4,000 people affected....

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DRC fuel tanker explosion kills more than 50 08 October 2018

A fuel tanker collision in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on October 6 killed more than 50 and injured 100, Atu Matubuana, interim governor of the province, said. The tanker caught fire at Mbuba village, about 80 miles from the capital after crashing into a parked truck. A local official told a radio news station people ran to collect fuel after the crash and were killed when it ignited....

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Pennsylvania authorities file formal complaint against utility over fatal gas explosion 05 October 2018

According to ABC, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has filed a formal complaint alleging UGI Utilities violated state and federal regulations regarding a fatal natural gas explosion in a house near Lancaster, central Pennsylvania, last year....

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German energy minister says Russian gas pipeline necessary to secure European energy supply 01 October 2018

Thomas Bareiss, Germany’s state secretary for energy, told an energy conference in London that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, from Russia to Germany, is important to secure German energy supplies into the future. He also told the Bloomberg NEF Future of Energy summit that Russia was a safe and reliable provider. US President Donald Trump earlier threatened companies working on the project with sanctions....

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Huge North Dakota oil spill finally cleaned up after five years 24 September 2018

The clean-up of a 840,000 gallon (3.8 million litre) leak from a Tesoro Logistics oil pipeline which polluted a site in the heart of the Bakken Shale in 2013 some 10 miles northeast of Tioga, North Dakota, is now complete. Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, originally thought it could clean up the site in two years for about $4 million. It later estimated the cost at $93 million, and was fined $454,000 by the state....

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