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  • Oil refinery explosion injures two in US

    21 September 2020

    An explosion at an oil refinery near Evanston, Wyoming injured two workers on September 19. The blast happened at the Silver Eagle Refinery, around eight miles to the east of Evanston in south west Wyoming....

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  • Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement to build $3.5bn oil pipeline

    18 September 2020

    Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement on September 13 to allow for the construction of a 989 mile (1,445km) long crude oil pipeline from Uganda's oil fields to Tanzania's port of Tanga on Africa's eastern coast. The pipeline will cost around $3.5bn to construct....

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  • Hitachi confirms withdrawal from £20bn UK nuclear project

    16 September 2020

    Japanese engineering group Hitachi has officially confirmed to the Isle of Anglesey council that it is withdrawing from the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project which was planned for Anglesey in north Wales. Activity at Wales’ largest ever energy project stopped in January 2019 after Hitachi failed to reach an agreement with the UK government on financing for the project....

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  • UK HSE issues safety alert for personnel specifying and selecting devices for measuring concentrations of flammable and toxic gases

    16 September 2020

    The UK HSE issued a safety alert on September 10 to highlight the risk of misleading gas detection readings associated with the use of sampling tubes with pumped gas detectors. Sampling tubes are sometimes used to extend the reach of the detection device and/or to allow detection at an increased distance from the user....

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  • Turkey to send second drill ship to Black Sea after announcing its largest ever natural gas discovery

    15 September 2020

    Turkey intends to send a second drill ship to the Black Sea, weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the country’s largest ever natural gas discovery in August. The drill ship Kanuni will be sent to support the Fatih drill ship which discovered the 320 billion cubic metre natural gas field 100 nautical miles off Turkey’s northern coast....

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Heat wave blamed for series of explosions at military facility in Jordan 15 September 2020

A series of explosions at a military facility near Jordan’s capital city Amman has been blamed on a heat wave currently occurring in the middle eastern country. The blasts happened on September 11 in the city of Zarqa, north east of Amman, at an old ammunition depot that stored unusable mortar shells....

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Restart of Europe’s only large-scale LNG plant delayed after gas leak 14 September 2020

Equinor has delayed the restart of it’s Melkøya LNG plant near the town of Hammerfest on Norway’s northern coast until September 23 due to a gas leak. The plant had been shut down for a short time due to an outage and was scheduled to restart at 11:00 on September 13....

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10 to 20 billion boe or more potential resources remain in the UKCS 14 September 2020

On September 10, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) published the ‘UK Oil and Gas Reserves and Resources as at end 2019’. It provides an estimate of the UK Continental Shelf’s (UKCS) remaining recoverable petroleum resources. The report estimates that there remains in the range 10 to 20 billion barrels or more of oil equivalent (boe), including discovered and undiscovered petroleum resources....

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US Chemical Safety Board issues new type of safety product entitled 'Dust Hazard Learning Review' 11 September 2020

On September 10, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a new contractor report stemming from the 2017 fatal dust explosion at the Didion Milling facility in Cambria, Wisconsin....

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Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers OPEN 11 September 2020

Share your knowledge and expertise with the industry's finest members.  The Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers is open and we are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry....

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