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INEOS launches new Clean Hydrogen business; BP announces new German hydrogen partnership 20 November 2020

INEOS and BP have both announced new hydrogen projects in recent weeks as industries continue to invest in green hydrogen as part of a worldwide drive towards a zero-carbon future. INEOS launched a new business on November 9 to develop and build Clean Hydrogen capacity across Europe, while BP announced a joint project with Ørsted to develop green hydrogen in Germany....

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Chemical leak injures one at BP’s Rotterdam Refinery 19 November 2020

A worker was injured during an incident involving hydrogen fluoride at BP’s Rotterdam Refinery on November 14. BP said that the release of hydrogen fluoride occurred late at night and led to one person receiving immediate treatment on-site....

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Partnership of six energy majors aims to cut UK carbon emissions in half 27 October 2020

BP, Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and the UK’s National Grid have formed a new partnership, the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP), to develop the offshore infrastructure to transport and store millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions safely in the UK North Sea....

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BP and Equinor form partnership to develop offshore wind energy in US 10 September 2020

BP and Equinor announced a new strategic partnership on September 10 that will see the two energy majors develop offshore wind projects in the US. This includes the development of existing offshore wind leases on the US East coast and jointly pursuing further opportunities for offshore wind in the US....

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BP to sell its petrochemicals business to INEOS 29 June 2020

BP announced on June 29 that it had reached an agreement to sell its global petrochemicals business to INEOS for $5 billion (£4bn). The sale is the next strategic step in reinventing BP, strengthening its balance sheet, and delivering its target for divestments a year early, the energy major said in a statement. Under the terms of the agreement, INEOS will pay BP a deposit of $400 million (£323m) and will pay a further $3.6 billion (£2.9bn) on completion.

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BP quits three trade associations over climate policy, including main US refining lobby 28 February 2020

On February 26, BP announced that it would be leaving the main US refining lobby and two other trade groups after a review of the alignment of 30 trade associations' climate-related policies and activities with BP's own positions....

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BP fined £400,000 for 2012 Shetland oil leak 03 October 2019

On September 21, BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd was fined £400,000 for an uncontrolled release of fluids in 2012 at its Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland....

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BP deploys Mars technology on UK continental shelf as part of worldwide methane monitoring initiative 12 September 2019

BP's North Sea division has successfully executed a pilot project testing innovative ways of remotely monitoring methane emissions around its offshore assets. This includes the use of drones with advanced sensor technology originally designed by NASA for its Mars exploration programme....

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BP Canada reports offshore drilling mud spill 22 June 2018

On June 22, BP Canada reported a leak of about 136,000 litres of synthetic-based drilling mud from the West Aquarius semi-submersible, about 330 kilometres from Halifax off Nova Scotia’s Atlantic Coast. The leak happened about 30 metres below sea level. According to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, the drilling mud is of “low toxicity” and would have sunk to the ocean floor....

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Better Investigations – getting value from investigation methods and process 31 May 2018

In this article, two very experienced ex-regulatory investigators working for the BP group give a practical view of investigation as a process and an activity, rooted in a largely non-methodological approach. BP International Human Factors Advisor (Downstream) Simon Monnington and Independent Human Factors Consultant John Wilkinson here build on an earlier joint paper (Ref. 1) and update the ongoing case study, presented at the Hazardex 2017 Conference.