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Refinery explosion kills one, injures another in Russia 26 January 2021

An explosion and fire at the Ufaorgsintez oil refinery in central Russia killed one worker and injured another on January 25. Russian news sites report that two methane-hydrogen tanks exploded at the Rosneft operated refinery....

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Explosion at petrochemical plant injures one in Iran 26 October 2020

An explosion and fire injured one person at a petrochemical plant in southwest Iran on October 23. The incident happened at the Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex, one of Iran’s largest petrochemical sites....

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Explosion at plastics refinery injures 3 in Taiwan 21 July 2020

Three workers suffered injuries on July 15 after an explosion and fire at the Formosa Plastics refinery in Yunlin County, Taiwan. The blast comes just a year after a similar explosion at the same plant and will likely see the owner, Formosa Plastics, fined for breaching air pollution laws....

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Explosion at Petronas-Aramco refinery in Malaysia kills five 16 March 2020

An explosion and fire at the Pengerang refining complex in Malaysia on March 15 has killed five people. The blast occurred at the plant’s diesel hydrotreater unit, which uses hydrogen to remove sulphur waste from raw diesel....

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Fire breaks out at fifth-largest US refinery 17 February 2020

A fire broke out at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 11. The refinery is the country’s fifth largest, with an input capacity of around 503,000 barrels per day. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident....

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