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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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