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  • Ghanaian tanker drivers blame high propane content in LPG as cause of recent explosions

    17 October 2017

    According to GhanaWeb, the Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Truck Drivers is blaming the high propane content in gas from the Atuabo processing plant as the cause of recent gas explosions during discharge at filling stations in the country. The most recent explosion, at Atomic Junction in a suburb of Accra on October 7, killed seven and injured at least 132....

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  • One missing, seven injured in Louisiana oil rig explosion

    16 October 2017

    One person is missing and seven have been hospitalised after an oil rig explosion and fire in Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans, late on October 15. Officials at a news conference said all those injured in the explosion were either on the rig or an adjacent barge and that cleaning operations were being undertaken on the rig at the time of the blast....

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  • Norwegian regulator shuts down Goliat FPSO over potentially faulty Ex motors

    09 October 2017

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has issued an order to Eni Norge AS as operator to minimise the ignition threat posed by possible faulty Ex motors on the Goliat field in the Barents Sea. Until the order has been complied with, all production from the Goliat floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit must remain shut down....

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  • Gas terminal blasts kill seven in Ghana

    09 October 2017

    At least seven were killed and scores injured, mostly suffering burns, after a series of explosions at a natural gas station in Ghana's capital, Accra, on October 7. A statement from the Ghanaian Ministry of Information the following day said that seven people had been killed and 132 injured. About half of them had already been treated and discharged, the statement said....

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  • ADIPEC confirms expanded programme for world’s largest oil and gas technical conference

    29 September 2017

    Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and gas professionals, will see a significant increase in scope for 2017 to include the downstream industry for the first time....

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Commission says 428 pipelines failed leak test after Colorado explosion 29 September 2017

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) said that 428 oil or gas pipelines near occupied buildings failed a leak-detection test that the state ordered following the April blast that destroyed a house, killed two and seriously injured a third in the town of Firestone. The blast was traced to a nearby uncapped gas line. ...

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Exxon Mobil moves to reduce methane from oil and gas operations 26 September 2017

On September 25 ExxonMobil announced a program to reduce methane emissions from its production and midstream facilities across the United States. The program will prioritise actions at sites operated by shale subsidiary XTO Energy and includes efforts to develop and deploy new, more efficient technologies to detect and reduce facility emissions....

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Israel gas supply affected by closure of Tamar offshore field after leak 25 September 2017

Israel's natural gas supply was interrupted from September 22 after a leak was detected on the Tamar platform causing all production from the field to be shut down. Tamar, 20 kilometres off the coast of Ashkelon, began production in 2013 and is Israel's primary source of natural gas, as well as supplying gas exports to Jordan. So far it has produced more than 1 trillion cubic feet....

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At least three killed in explosion at gas processing plant in Uzbekistan 22 September 2017

At least three people were killed and another was hospitalizsed due to gas poisoning after a blast in the Mubarek gas processing plant in Kashkadarya region, Uzbekistan, on September 20, according to centralasian.org. Local sources said those killed and wounded are employees of the plant, who were conducting installation and repair work in the department where the explosion occurred. ...

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UK oil and gas reserves may last only a decade, study claims 20 September 2017

The UK oil industry is entering its final decade of production, research by scientists at the University of Edinburgh suggests. A study of output from offshore fields estimates that close to 10% of the UK's original recoverable oil and gas remains, 11% of oil and 9% of gas resources. The study also claimed that fracking is unlikely to be economically feasible in the UK because of a lack of sites with suitable geology....

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