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Tanker truck explosion kills one at Bulgarian lubricants plant 25 November 2022

A worker was killed in an explosion at a lubricants production plant in Bulgaria on November 24. The incident involved a tanker truck exploding at a Lubrica plant in the northern city of Ruse....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases new safety video: “Wake Up Call: Refinery Disaster in Philadelphia” 01 November 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released a new safety video about the fire, explosions, and toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) release that occurred at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June 2019. The incident caused the release of over 2.2 tonnes of highly toxic HF, launched a 17 tonne vessel fragment off-site, and resulted in an estimated property damage loss of $750 million....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases final report into 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion 12 October 2022

On October 11, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigative report into the significant fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that occurred in June 2019....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases updates on four ongoing investigations 07 October 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released updates on four of the Agency’s current chemical incident investigations. While the four investigations are ongoing, the updates provide important factual information to the public about the CSB’s work on them....

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Explosion injures seven at Korean petrochemical plant 01 September 2022

An explosion caused a fire to break out at the SK geo centric Company’s polymer plant in Ulsan, South Korea on August 31. The incident, which reportedly occurred after a chemical leak, injured seven people....

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One person killed in fire at Sinopec refinery in China 21 June 2022

A fire at one of China’s largest refining and petrochemical plants killed one person on June 18. The incident happened at Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company’s plant in Shanghai and sent a thick column of black smoke across the city....

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Explosion at petrochemical plant injures three in Malaysia 28 February 2022

An explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant injured three workers on February 24. The incident happened at a rubber plant in the Tanjung Langsat industrial complex in Malaysia’s Johor state and left three people with serious injuries....

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Petrochemical plant explosion kills four, injures four in South Korea 15 February 2022

An explosion at a petrochemical plant in the city of Yeosu, South Korea killed four people and injured four others on February 11. The blast involved a naphtha-fed steam cracker at the Yeochun Naphtha Cracking Center (YNCC), around 198 miles (320km) south of Seoul....

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Sinopec's first PEM Hydrogen production demonstration station begins operations 09 November 2021

On November 8, Sinopec's first PEM hydrogen production demonstration station began operations at the Yanshan Petrochemical plant in Beijing. This is the first demonstration of Sinopec's use of renewables to produce green hydrogen....

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Serious regulation breaches identified from investigation into December 2020 incident at Equinor plant 29 June 2021

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) announced on June 24 that it had completed its investigation into the December 2020 incident involving a turbine breakdown and subsequent fire at Equinor’s Tjeldbergodden methanol plant. The regulator said serious breaches of the regulations were identified, and that Equinor has now been given an order....

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