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Explosion injures four utility workers in US 23 June 2020

A gas pipeline explosion injured four utility workers in Arkansas on June 18. The blast happened after an underground natural gas line was ruptured in the city of Maumelle, north west of Little Rock....

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Tank Storage Association releases 2020 Annual Review 23 June 2020

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) has released its 2020 Annual Review of the UK’s bulk liquid storage sector. The review contains key data and information on terminals, process safety, occupational health and safety as well as on the industry’s significant contribution to the UK economy....

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New analysis finds UK should commit to 10GW of new nuclear power beyond Hinkley, but costs must fall 22 June 2020

New analysis by innovation agency Energy Catapult Systems, has found that committing to a further 10GW of new nuclear energy beyond Hinkley Point C is a low regrets option for the UK as it targets a Net Zero economy. However, the analysis says that costs must fall significantly if the technology is to fulfil its long-term potential....

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Tanker blast kills four in Nigeria 22 June 2020

Four people were killed on June 21 near Lagos, Nigeria after several explosions involving four vehicles. The first explosion involved a collision between two petroleum tankers which caused a fire to spread to another tanker carrying natural gas....

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Three injured after factory explosion in UK 19 June 2020

Three workers were taken to hospital with burns on June 19 after an explosion at an oilseed processing factory in Erith, southeast London. The blast occurred around 09:00 local time and caused a fire to break out....

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Enbridge fined $6.7 million for failing to fix pipeline safety issues 19 June 2020

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Canadian energy company Enbridge $6.7 million for violating a 2017 settlement relating to pipeline safety issues. Enbridge announced on June 18 that it had agreed to pay the fine after the company failed to repair or mitigate thousands of “shallow dents” on its Lakehead pipeline in a timely fashion....

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Scotland announces £62 million fund to support energy sector 18 June 2020

The Scottish government announced a £62 million fund on June 12 which will go towards helping the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the oil and gas price crash....

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Total considers future of French refinery near Paris 16 June 2020

French oil major Total is considering the future of its Grandpuits oil refinery near Paris while it inspects a pipeline which supplies around 90% of the refinery’s crude. The 161-mile (260km) long Pipeline d'Ile-de-France (PLIF) which connects Grandpuits with Le Havre port on France’s north west coast is currently undergoing an audit after several leaks in recent years....

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UK offshore oil and gas industry outlines plan to cut emissions as talks on sector deal begin 16 June 2020

On June 16, the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry committed to halving operational emissions in the next decade, confirming its pathway to becoming a net zero emissions basin by 2050. The sector is one of the first in the UK to commit to industry-wide targets and provide details on how they will be achieved....

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Hazardex 2020 event review video 16 June 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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