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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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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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