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  • 11 dead, four injured in Colombian mine blast

    06 April 2020

    An explosion on April 3 killed at least 11 miners and injured four others in Colombia. Two more workers at the coal mine in Cucunuba, north of Bogota remain missing following the suspected methane gas blast....

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  • Explosion damages natural gas pipeline and interrupts supply on Iran-Turkey border

    03 April 2020

    An explosion damaged a natural gas pipeline in eastern Turkey on March 31 and stopped gas flow coming from neighbouring Iran. Iranian state media said the blast, which occurred in the town of Dogubayazit, was caused by “terrorists”....

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  • Tank Storage Association appoints new SHE Committee Chair and Vice Chair

    01 April 2020

    The Tank Storage Association (TSA) has announced the appointment of Michael Derbyshire (PRAX Petroleum Ltd) and Graham Hipkin (Coryton Advanced Fuels Ltd) as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Committee for a period of two years....

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  • TC Energy to begin construction of long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline

    31 March 2020

    On March 31, TC Energy announced that it would go ahead with the construction of its Keystone XL pipeline after the Alberta government committed to investing $1.1 billion into the $8 billion project. The pipeline, which will be 1,210 miles (1,947 kilometres) in length and carry around 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day, has been delayed for years after opposition from landowners, environmental groups and tribes....

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  • Composite metal foams move closer to use in hazardous material transportation applications

    31 March 2020

    Researchers have said that Composite Metal Foams (CMFs) have passed a “simulated pool fire test” which moves the material closer to widespread adoption in applications such as packaging and transportation of hazardous materials. CMF is a foam that consists of hollow, metallic spheres embedded in a metallic matrix, providing much greater strength to density ratio and energy absorption than other metal foams....

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UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh consecutive year 31 March 2020

Government figures have shown that a record year for renewable energy in 2019 meant that the UK experienced a seventh year in a row of falling greenhouse gas emissions. The provisional figures were revealed on March 26 and reveal a 3.6% fall in emissions compared with 2018, a 28% difference from 2010, and a 45% drop from 1990 levels....

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The April issue of Hazardex is now available! 31 March 2020

The April issue of Hazardex can now be read online. The issue includes features on Fire Safety, Valves, Non-electrical Ignition, and Offshore....

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Five people sentenced to death for pipeline explosion in Egypt 30 March 2020

A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced five people to death for their role in an oil pipeline explosion that killed nine people and injured 13. The explosion in November 2019 happened near Itay al-Baroud in the northern province of Bahira, a village located halfway between Cairo and Alexandria. The pipeline transports oil between the two cities....

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Hazardex 2020 event review video 27 March 2020

Hazardex 2020 was a great success for the industry, facilitating essential knowledge sharing amongst global peers. It has been heralded as one of the best Hazardex events to date. Take a look at the 2020 event review video now and we look forward to seeing you next year at Hazardex 2021!...

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UK HSE warns Ithaca Energy for exposing workers to potentially explosive atmosphere 26 March 2020

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has warned oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy after it exposed workers to the risk of injury from fire or explosion on one of its floating storage vessels in the North Sea....

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