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  • UK's Tank Storage Association launches new Energy Transition Charter

    26 October 2021

    The UK's Tank Storage Association (TSA) formally launched a new Energy Transition Charter on October 26 affirming the sector’s shared commitment to supporting the achievement of the UK’s climate neutrality targets....

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  • UK announces new plan to reach 2050 net zero target

    19 October 2021

    The UK government released a new Net Zero Strategy on October 19, setting out how the country will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The plans are laid out in the report ‘Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener’ which has been published 12 days before global leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26....

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  • Fire erupts at fuel storage facility as shortages continue in Lebanon

    11 October 2021

    Firefighters managed to extinguish a significant fire at a tank farm in southern Lebanon on October 11. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident at the Zahrani oil facility, although it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control....

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  • China's first offshore 'shore power' project is put into operation

    27 September 2021

    On September 23, the shore power application demonstration project of the Bohai Oilfield Group was put into operation. This is China's first offshore oil field group shore power application project, and is also the world's largest offshore oil field AC transmission voltage shore power project....

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  • State Grid Corporation of China unifies electric charging standards

    22 September 2021

    On September 16, at the 2021 World New Energy Vehicle Conference, Xin Baoan, Chairman of State Grid Corporation of China announced that State Grid has created and unified China's charging facilities and charging interface standards....

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Fire forces closure of key UK electricity cable as prices hit record high 16 September 2021

A fire at a facility in Kent in the early hours of September 15 has forced the shutdown of a key electricity cable that imports power from France into the UK. In a statement, National Grid said that a fire at its IFA interconnector site in Sellindge, between Ashford and Folkestone, had been evacuated and that emergency services were in attendance. The shutdown of the cable comes as the UK experiences record high market prices for wholesale energy....

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Chemical incident at commercial truck washing company kills two workers in US 14 September 2021

Two employees of a commercial truck washing company were found dead after they were exposed to an unknown chemical, police have said. The incident happened while the workers were cleaning the inside of a tanker in Avondale, around 19 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona....

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Series of explosions at ammunition depot kills 15, injures 98 in Kazakhstan 30 August 2021

An arms depot explosion in southern Kazakhstan killed 15 people and injured 98 others on August 26. Kazakhstan’s Emergency Ministry confirmed the death toll after further bodies were found amongst the rubble following search and rescue efforts on August 30. One person remains missing, the ministry said....

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South Africa’s largest coal-fired power plant suffers explosion just one week after coming online 17 August 2021

An explosion caused extensive damage at South Africa’s newest and largest coal-fuelled power plant on August 8, just one week after the plant had come fully online. No injuries were reported in the incident at the Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in the northeast of the country....

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Working group says ageing FPSO fleet poses evolving safety challenges 16 August 2021

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has brought together leading companies in the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sector to address the safety challenges produced by a fleet where more than half of the ship type vessels are over 30-years-old and a quarter are over 40-years-old....

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