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  • SPE Offshore Europe 2017

    18 August 2017

    SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is taking place at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil and gas industry has seen in decades. Over four days, under the theme Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry, the event will provide opportunities to share knowledge and shape the future of the industry.

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  • Prominent geologist expresses pessimism over likely size of UK shale hydrocarbon reserves

    17 August 2017

    Professor John Underhill of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland has said the UK's potential shale deposits are likely to be far smaller than originally forecast because of fundamental geological realities that have not been taken into account up until now. In the light of this, he said the government would be wise to formulate a Plan B to fracking for future gas supplies....

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  • Explosion kills two at steel plant in Brazil

    16 August 2017

    An explosion at a Brazilian steel plant operated by Gerdau SA killed two people and injured 10 others on August 16, the company and local metalworkers union said. The blast occurred at a coke oven at Gerdau's plant in the state of Minas Gerais according to the Metalworking Union of Ouro Branco (Sindob)....

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  • UK company fined after worker suffers flash burns

    14 August 2017

    A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms. Pyronix Limited manufactures intruder alarm equipment. Part of the manufacturing process involves dipping Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in Fluorocoat Thin Film Coating, which is a highly flammable substance, to provide humidity protection....

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  • US nuclear regulator decides against citing Westinghouse for safety violations

    14 August 2017

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will not issue a civil penalty or cite Westinghouse Electric Co. for safety violations discovered at the company’s nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Richland, Washington state. Westinghouse officials acknowledged that the violations occurred and had taken a number of corrective actions, the NRC said in a press release....

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Initial report into fatal Colorado oil tank explosion says blast linked to emissions-control work 14 August 2017

The May 25 explosion in Mead, Colorado, that killed one worker and left three others seriously injured was caused by a build up of combustible products in a trench being dug between oil storage tanks at the Anadarko Petroleum site, Mountain View Fire Rescue Fire District said in a report....

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Cal/OSHA fines California ski resort for death of worker in avalanche control blasting activities 14 August 2017

Following an investigation into the death of a ski patroller at the Squaw Valley resort, California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has cited and fined Squaw Valley Ski Holdings for violating two workplace safety codes, including for unsafe working practices while carrying out avalanche control blasting....

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Hazardex in the Regions 2017 Antwerp DELEGATE SALES NOW OPEN 14 August 2017

We are pleased to announce that the next Hazardex in the Regions event will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, on November 29th, 2017. This event will be co-located with PEFTEC - the event for petroleum, refining & environmental monitoring technologies....

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Tata Steel UK fined after uncontrolled release of toxic substances 11 August 2017

A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe. Hull Crown Court heard on 17 June 2011 a large quantity of Benzole was released at an open site glass in Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe Steel Works. The release resulted in a large flammable vapour cloud that exposed five workers to the risk of serious injury of death had the cloud ignited....

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Shell restarts Europe's largest refinery after fire causes 10-day outage 10 August 2017

On August 9, Royal Dutch Shell said it would begin the phased reintroduction of units at its 400,000 barrel per day Pernis oil refinery and petrochemical plant near Rotterdam, Europe's largest refinery, after a fire in a power unit and  subsequent hydrogen fluoride leak caused its shutdown on July 29. The company initially estimated the restart process would take two weeks....

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