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  • EDF submits planning application for Sizewell C nuclear power plant

    27 May 2020

    EDF said on May 27 that it had submitted a development consent order (DCO) to the UK’s Planning Inspectorate after the process was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic in March. Sizewell C is the second new nuclear plant that EDF plans to build after Hinckley Point C....

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  • Global oil & gas decommissioning to total $42 billion through 2024, dominated by UK North Sea

    26 May 2020

    Independent energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy has estimated that the total value of the global pool of decommissioning projects that will accumulate through 2024 could reach $42 billion. The prediction is a result of many energy companies looking to increase spending in decommissioning work due to a shortage in profitable investment alternatives caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

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  • World’s first 100% green hydrogen project set for east coast of Scotland

    21 May 2020

    Fife on the east coast of Scotland has been chosen as the location for the world’s first 100% green hydrogen project if approved by UK energy regulator Ofgem. Gas distribution company SGN has asked Ofgem to approve its plans for the H100 Fife project which will see the production of green hydrogen to replace natural gas for an initial 300 homes....

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  • Research lab fire kills one, injures two in South Korea

    20 May 2020

    A fire at an LG Chem research centre on May 19 killed one person and injured two others. The blaze happened at the company’s catalyst lab in the city of Seosan, around 75 miles (120km) south of Seoul....

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  • Oil storage tank explosion injures two in US

    20 May 2020

    Two people were injured by an oil tank explosion in Galveston, Texas on May 19. Local officials said workers had been conducting welding near or on the crude oil storage tank before the explosion happened at the storage terminal on the coast of Texas, southeast of Houston....

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TSA comments on the new UK Global Tariff 19 May 2020

On May 19, the Government published the new UK Global Tariff (UKGT). The UKGT will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021. This tariff will only apply to goods from countries which the UK does not have a preferential trading relationship with....

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China announces campaign to tackle oil refinery and chemical plant emissions 19 May 2020

China has announced a campaign to cut toxic emissions from July as part of its efforts to reduce ground ozone pollution. The campaign will focus on reducing emissions from several industries including oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, and packaging....

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Factory explosion kills two, injures eight in China 18 May 2020

An explosion at a factory in the city of Danyang in the east of China has killed two people and injured eight others. State-run news agency Xinhua said the blast happened on May 15 at a factory which manufacturers glue for shoes....

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Arms plant fire injures two 18 May 2020

A fire at an arms factory in Kazanlak, Bulgaria injured two workers on May 14. The plant belongs to Bulgarian arms manufacturer Arsenal. The fire was caused by the ignition of a chemical mixture used in smoke grenades....

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Cannabis oil factory explosion injures 12 firefighters in Los Angeles 18 May 2020

An explosion in downtown Los Angeles on May 16 injured 12 firefighters after they responded to a fire at a cannabis oil factory. Over 230 firefighters in total responded to the incident after a “mayday” call was put out when first responders arrived at the scene to find firefighters retreating from the building on fire and suffering from severe burns....

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