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  • bp announces plans for large-scale green hydrogen production facility in Teesside, UK

    30 November 2021

    bp confirmed plans on November 29 for a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility in the northeast of England that could deliver up to 500Mwe (megawatt electrical input) of hydrogen production by 2030. HyGreen Teesside is expected to match production to demand and build on experience to drive down costs. bp is aiming to start production by 2025, with an initial phase of some 60MWe of installed hydrogen production capacity....

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  • Factory fire in Hull, UK involved 300 tonnes of plastic

    30 November 2021

    A major incident was declared in Hull, northwest England on November 24 after a fire broke out at a factory containing around 300 tonnes of plastic. No one was injured during the incident; however, it took a multi-agency response to tackle the blaze, including 14 fire engines and 70 firefighters....

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  • Shell to build Asia's largest pyrolysis oil upgrader unit for recycling plastic waste

    29 November 2021

    Shell announced that it will build a new pyrolysis oil upgrader unit which improves the quality of pyrolysis oil, a liquid made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste that would have gone into a landfill, and turns it into chemical feedstock for its Pulau Bukom plant in Singapore. Slated to start production in 2023, the unit will be the largest in Asia and Shell’s first globally, with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum (tpa)....

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  • Coal mine explosion kills 51, injures dozens in Russia

    26 November 2021

    An explosion killed 51 people and injured 49 at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in Russia’s Kemerovo Region on November 25. There were 285 miners in the mine when the incident occurred with 46 of them being killed by the explosion. Five rescuers also died from suffocation after entering the mine to recover bodies and help trapped miners....

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  • Carbon dioxide leak kills one, injures three at Spanish nuclear plant

    25 November 2021

    One person died and three were rushed to hospital after a carbon dioxide leak at the Ascó nuclear power plant in Catalonia, Spain on November 24. Emergency services said that the incident was not linked to radiological activity but was likely caused by a fault in the plant’s fire prevention system....

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China's first LNG vessel refuelling station put into operation 25 November 2021

On November 20, China's first coastal LNG vessel refuelling station, which was built and operated by CNOOC Gas & Power Group, was officially put into operation....

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Unsafe “explosion proof” fan recalled after being found to be an ignition risk 23 November 2021

The UK Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued a product recall for a pneumatic fan that was sold as “explosion proof”. The product may not be safe for use in potentially explosive or flammable atmospheres as there is no evidence it has been subject to the appropriate conformity assessment, the Trading Standards website says....

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£8.7bn Australian LNG project given final approval 23 November 2021

A major A$16.2bn (£8.7bn) gas project has been given final approval which will see the development of an oil and gas field off Australia’s northwest coast. Approval for the Scarborough project, a joint venture between energy giant Woodside and BHP, was given on November 22 before the two companies announced a merger of BHP’s oil and gas portfolio with Woodside....

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UK offshore industry to spend £16.6 billion recycling 1.2m tonnes of disused oil and gas installations 23 November 2021

An estimated 1.2 million tonnes of disused oil and gas installations ranging from massive rigs to the well heads that sit on the seabed in hundreds of metres of water, are to be brought to shore for reuse, recycling and disposal in the coming decade, a new industry report has said....

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Consortium secures £9.4m of funding for Scottish hydrogen storage project 23 November 2021

The Green Hydrogen for Scotland Consortium has announced that it has been successful in its application for funding from the Energy Innovation Portfolio competition run by the UK Government Department of Business Energy Innovation and Skills (BEIS). The £9.4m of funding will support investment for the first Phase of development for ScottishPower’s 20MW Whitelee Windfarm hydrogen production and storage facility....

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