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  • Proposed US budget targets EPA, regulation and environment initiatives

    21 March 2017

    On March 16, President Donald Trump's administration published its budget plans, which involve reducing the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 31% and eliminating 3,200 of its employees (19% of the workforce). Other major themes include reducing funding for enforcing regulations, water and air pollution clean-up initiatives, toxic waste site remediation and promoting energy-efficient appliances....

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  • Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak kills one, injures three

    21 February 2017

    Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco said that one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the country on February 19. The company said in a statement that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak in Abqaiq, 37 miles southwest of the company's main Dharan compound....

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  • Iran fears oil plant fires could be due to hacking

    23 September 2016

    AP says in one of its Big Story reports that a series of fires at Iranian petrochemical plants and facilities have raised suspicions about hacking having played a role, with authorities saying that viruses have contaminated equipment at several of the affected complexes. This follows the targeting of the country’s nuclear uranium enrichment facilities by the Stuxnet virus in 2010....

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  • Gas pipeline explosion in Iran kills one, injures three

    08 August 2016

    A gas pipeline explosion in southern Iran has killed one person and injured three others, the IRNA press agency reported on August 6. The blast happened at a gas pressure boosting station in Shul village, near the town of Genaveh in the southern province of Bushehr, and was extinguished after five hours....

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  • Fire at Saudi petrochemical plant kills 12

    18 April 2016

    Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured with six in a critical condition after fire broke out in a petrochemical factory in Saudi Arabia’s largest industrial area, Jubail, state news agency SPA reported. The incident took place in an area that was under construction and during routine maintenance at Jubail United Petrochemical Company plant....

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ADIPEC 2015 - The largest oil and gas event in the Middle East, Africa and Asia 03 November 2015

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will take place on 9 – 12 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Hosted by ADNOC in the energy capital Abu Dhabi, ADIPEC is projected to attract 85,000 attendees across the four days of the show, creating an ideal platform for petroleum professionals worldwide to drive and support innovation within the industry....

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Five killed in fireworks explosion in Jordan 27 October 2015

Five people were killed and 10 others injured on October 27 when two trucks loaded with fireworks exploded in a car park at the customs department in Amman, a civil defence spokesperson said. The explosion also started a fire that spread through the car park and damaged a dozen vehicles, creating a dense plume of smoke over the site....

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ADIPEC 2015 Awards shortlist 23 October 2015

ADIPEC 2015 will feature the ADIPEC Awards, which celebrate achievement and accomplishment in the oil & gas industry and recognise the leading companies, individuals, initiatives, projects and technologies that have displayed a level of excellence within the MENA region....

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Eleven injured in Abu Dhabi factory blast 23 October 2015

Eleven people were injured, seven of them critically, after an explosion at Gulf Piping Company in the Mussafah industrial area, Abu Dhabi, at around 2pm on October 22. Police cordoned off a 500m area around the blast site, and Khaleej Times quoted sources saying the explosion was due to a significant carbon monoxide leak at the factory....

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At least 11 killed in Saudi Aramco compound fire 01 September 2015

A fire at a residential compound for foreign workers of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, killed at least 11 people and injured more than 200 on August 30, according to local officials. The cause of the blaze at the Khobar compound, in the east of the country, has yet to be determined.Saudi Aramco operates several gated compounds for its foreign workforce in Saudi Arabia....

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