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  • UK company fined £80,000 after surveyor killed by electrical explosion

    24 January 2023

    A company has been fined after a surveyor died from injuries caused by an electrical explosion in December 2020. The incident happened at Nigg Energy Park, in the Cromarty Firth in Scotland where the surveyor was carrying out an asbestos survey....

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  • UK’s offshore oil and gas licensing round attracts over 100 bids

    24 January 2023

    More than one hundred applications have been received for the UK’s 33rd offshore oil and gas licensing round, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) announced on January 17. The round, which has now closed, attracted a total of 115 bids across 258 blocks and part-blocks, from a total of 76 companies....

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  • BP to evaluate feasibility of a new hydrogen hub in Germany

    24 January 2023

    BP announced on January 18 that it would evaluate the feasibility of building a new hydrogen hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The project is expected to include an ammonia cracker which could provide up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen from green ammonia, per year, from 2028....

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  • UK government to offer steel firms £600m to go green

    23 January 2023

    The UK government is set to provide British Steel and Tata Steel with £600 million in funding to help the two steelmakers switch from coal-fired blast furnaces and to help with their energy costs. The BBC reports that the funding is set to be announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt this week in a move which will protect thousands of jobs....

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  • Hazardex Awards 2023 - Voting closing soon!

    23 January 2023

    A total of 20 nominees have been shortlisted across four categories for the Hazardex Awards 2023, designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector. The winners will be announced during a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live! 2023 on March 1 in Harrogate. Voting closes on February 3, so case your votes now!...

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Phillips 66 fuel storage facility explosion injures three people 20 January 2023

An explosion and fire at a fuel storage facility in northern Texas, US injured three people on January 17. The incident happened at the Phillips 66 Johnson Tank Farm which is linked to the oil company’s Borger Refinery....

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Fire injures one person at US chemical plant, shelter-in-place ordered 19 January 2023

A fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois, US on January 11 injured one person and resulted in nearby residents being told to shelter-in-place as fire crews worked to contain the blaze. The incident happened at the Carus Chemical facility in the city of LaSalle, around 100 miles south west of Chicago....

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Join us for FREE at Hazardex Live! 2023 18 January 2023

Hazardex Live! 2023 – the globally recognised event specific to hazardous area personnel, process & plant safety operations – is taking place in Harrogate, UK on 1st & 2nd March 2023. The two-day exhibition is FREE to attend and includes access to some seminar content too! Register online NOW and secure your attendance....

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Oil tanker explosion kills one, seven people remain missing 17 January 2023

An explosion on an oil tanker at a dockyard in Thailand killed one person and injured four others on January 17. Seven people remain missing after the tanker caught fire and exploded while it was docked on the Mae Klong river....

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Explosion at hazardous waste facility kills worker 17 January 2023

An explosion at a hazardous waste facility in Ontario, Canada killed one person on January 12. The incident happened at a site operated by Ssonix Products which produces gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, residual fuel oils, and lubricants....

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