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Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED 30 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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Equinor’s Melkøya LNG plant closed after fire 29 September 2020

A fire at Equinor’s Melkøya plant, Europe’s only large-scale LNG plant, shut the facility down on September 28 shortly after it had reopened following four weeks of maintenance. There were no reports of injuries after all personnel not participating in the handling of the incident were evacuated....

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Chemical plant explosion in central China kills five, injures one 29 September 2020

An explosion at a chemical plant killed five workers and injured one other on September 28 in central China. The blast happened in the Yuekou Industrial Park in the city of Tianmen....

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Five injured in explosion at sugar beet factory 29 September 2020

Five workers were injured in an explosion on September 28 at a sugar beet processing plant in Idaho, US. The blast happened in the city of Nampa at a factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company....

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16 dead, one injured in China after coal mine fire 28 September 2020

A fire in a coal mine killed 16 people and injured one on September 27 in southwest China. The incident happened near the city of Chongqing at the Songzao coal mine, China’s state news agency Xinhua reports....

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Total to spend €500m on converting Grandpuits refinery to biofuels and bioplastics 24 September 2020

French energy major Total announced on September 24 that it will spend €500m (£456m) to convert its Grandpuits refinery into a zero-crude platform by 2024. The platform will focus on four new industrial activities: production of renewable diesel primarily intended for the aviation industry, production of bioplastics, plastics recycling, and operation of two photovoltaic solar power plants....

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Gas tanker explosion kills at least 28 in Nigeria 24 September 2020

A gas tanker explosion killed at least 28 people on September 23 in Lokoja, central Nigeria. The blast happened after the tanker crashed into several other vehicles. Students from a nearby primary school are thought to have been killed in the incident....

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Six countries formally establish eastern Mediterranean gas forum 22 September 2020

On September 22, six east Mediterranean states signed a charter giving formal status to a Cairo-based gas forum seeking to promote gas exports and cooperation between the countries. The East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) comprises Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, and the Palestinian National Authority....

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New evidence contradicts official explanation of March 2020 explosion that killed 23 in Nigeria 22 September 2020

A BBC documentary has uncovered new evidence that contradicts the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) official explanation of an explosion that killed 23 people in March. At the time, the NNPC said the blast was caused by a truck crashing into gas cylinders near one of its pipelines, however new evidence from BBC Africa Eye shows a leak from an NNPC pipeline was to blame....

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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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