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US Department of Labor cites oil company $450,000 after three workers suffer severe injuries in well explosion 10 May 2022

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $453,982 (£369k) in penalties after its investigators determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion in North Dakota on 4 November 2021....

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UK offshore companies to invest £250 billion in new and low-carbon energy by 2030 09 May 2022

The UK’s offshore energy producers are to invest £200-£250 billion by 2030 to provide the nation with secure and increasingly low carbon energy, according to new research by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK)....

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Chinese coal power to change from main electricity source to regulating source 08 May 2022

At a recent technical conference, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced that the country is aiming to transition coal power from a main source of electricity to a regulating power source....

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EU proposes complete ban on Russian crude oil 06 May 2022

On May 5, the European Union proposed a total ban on Russian oil imports as part of a new round of sanctions as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. During a speech, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Russian crude oil would be phased out within six months, however the proposal has been met by opposition from some EU members, including Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic....

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Finnish nuclear power company cancels contract with Rosatom to build nuclear power plant 06 May 2022

Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima has terminated a contract with Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom for the delivery of a nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, western Finland. In a statement, Fennovoima said it terminated the delivery of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant due to significant delays and the inability of Rosatom to deliver the project....

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Russia’s fossil fuel revenues have doubled since invasion of Ukraine, new report claims 03 May 2022

A new report has claimed that Russia has almost doubled its fossil fuel revenues since its invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Russia has received around €62 billion (£52.2bn) from exporting oil, gas and coal to the European Union (EU) in the two months since it began its invasion, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has said....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases new safety video into fatal May 2019 explosion involving incompatible chemicals 03 May 2022

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new safety video on its investigation into an explosion and fire that occurred in May 2019 at the AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, Illinois. The incident killed four workers, destroyed the facility, and caused extensive damage to nearby businesses....

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IAEA releases first report on safety of planned water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi site 03 May 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force, which is reviewing Japan’s policy to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station against relevant international safety standards, released its first report on April 29....

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Hazardex in the Regions 2022 are underway! Next event is Ellesmere Port on MAY 18 - attendance is FREE! 30 April 2022

Hazardex in the Regions 2022 are now underway after a hugely successful first event in Swansea on April 27. The next stop for the event is ELLESMERE PORT on MAY 18. Attendance is FREE, so register NOW!...

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The May 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available! 29 April 2022

The May 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Hydrogen, Human Factors, Pipelines, and Safety Valves, as well as PPTEx Supplement #16 with articles on mobile analytical technology for detecting natural gas leaks and new technologies helping to improve worker safety. Read it now!...

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