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  • UAE fuel tank explosion kills two, injures three

    06 June 2023

    A diesel fuel tank explosion killed two people and injured three others in the city of Ajman, United Arab Emirates on 4 June. The incident happened at a factory operated by a fuel trading company. Initial reports suggest welding work was being conducted nearby at the time of the blast....

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  • Impact inspections at 20 US mines find 335 violations in April 2023

    05 June 2023

    The US Department of Labor has announced that its Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) completed impact inspections at 20 mines in 15 states in April 2023 and found 335 violations. MSHA began using impact inspections after an April 2010 explosion in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine killed 29 miners....

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  • Gas leak at Europe's only large-scale LNG plant halts production

    05 June 2023

    A gas leak at Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant on 31 May has been stopped and normalisation is under way, the energy major has said. No injuries were reported as a result of the leak, however Equinor’s emergency response organisation was mobilised and emergency services were called to the site....

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  • CCS and hydrogen challenges to be tackled at SPE Offshore Europe 2023

    01 June 2023

    Energy industry leaders are to set out how the sector can overcome challenges posed by the implementation of carbon capture storage (CCS) and the use of hydrogen at SPE Offshore Europe 2023 (OE23)....

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  • Final report into 2021 fatal acid release published

    30 May 2023

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report into the 27 July 2021 fatal acetic acid release at the LyondellBasell La Porte Complex in La Porte, Texas. The CSB’s report found that the inadvertent removal of pressure retaining components of a valve caused the release of 74 tonnes of an acetic acid mixture, killing two contract workers....

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Pemex refinery blaze injures four 30 May 2023

A fire at a refinery operated by Mexican state oil company Pemex injured four people on 23 May. The incident happened at the company’s Lazaro Cardenas refinery in the city of Minatitlan, eastern Mexico....

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Hazardex in the Regions returns in September & November! 30 May 2023

Our renowned Hazardex in the Regions events are back by popular demand! Following the return of the regional events across the UK last year, the much-requested one-day events for 2023 will be taking place in Swansea on 13 September and Grangemouth on 22 November. FREE registration is now OPEN! Sponsorship & Exhibiting opportunities are now available and we are also welcoming submissions of non-commercial presentations. Get in touch now for further details on how to be involved!...

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Demand for engineers increasing, with rapid growth in green jobs 26 May 2023

As the UK ramps up its focus on becoming a net zero economy, a new report commissioned by EngineeringUK has found that demand for engineers is predicted to grow faster than for other occupations and that vacancies for ‘green engineering’* roles in the UK have increased by more than half (55%) over the last five years....

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Refinery explosion injures two in US 24 May 2023

An explosion and fire in a gasoline hydrotreater at a refinery in Oklahoma, US injured two workers on 23 May. The incident happened at CVR Energy’s Wynnewood site, 67 miles (107km) south of Oklahoma City....

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World’s largest green hydrogen project’s total investment value closes at $8.4 billion 23 May 2023

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) has announced that following signing financial documents with 23 local, regional, and international banks, and investment firms, it has now achieved financial close on the world’s largest green hydrogen production facility at a total investment value of $8.4 billion (£6.7bn)....

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