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  • Pemex refinery blaze injures four

    30 May 2023

    A fire at a refinery operated by Mexican state oil company Pemex injured four people on 23 May. The incident happened at the company’s Lazaro Cardenas refinery in the city of Minatitlan, eastern Mexico....

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  • Refinery explosion injures two in US

    24 May 2023

    An explosion and fire in a gasoline hydrotreater at a refinery in Oklahoma, US injured two workers on 23 May. The incident happened at CVR Energy’s Wynnewood site, 67 miles (107km) south of Oklahoma City....

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  • UK awards 20 carbon storage licences

    22 May 2023

    The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) awarded 20 carbon storage licences at offshore sites on 18 May. The UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round was launched in June 2022, with applications closing in September. The 20 licences in total are around 12,000 square kilometres in size and are located in areas such as Aberdeen, Teesside, Liverpool and Lincolnshire....

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  • Fire at Marathon Petroleum refinery kills one worker, injures two

    16 May 2023

    A fire at Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas killed a worker and injured two others on 15 May. The incident comes days after a gas leak injured four employees at a Marathon refinery in California on 4 May....

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  • Cleanup of inactive Gulf of Mexico wells estimated at $30 billion, new research suggests

    16 May 2023

    Wetlands, coastal areas and offshore waters near Alabama, Louisiana and Texas in the US have more inactive oil and gas wells than producing ones, and the cost to permanently plug and abandon them could be $30 billion (£24.1bn), University of California, Davis, researchers have suggested....

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UK has 22 major energy security projects capable of producing 1.5 billion barrels planned 16 May 2023

Major North Sea energy operators met in May to discuss future opportunities and get clear messages on energy security, driving down emissions, and the importance of accelerating the transition at an annual meeting organised by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)....

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Gas leak at Marathon Petroleum refinery injures four 09 May 2023

A gas leak at a Marathon Petroleum refinery in California, US resulted in four employees being transported to hospital on 4 May. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said that one of the employees was in a serious condition after they were overcome by a butane and hydrogen sulphide leak....

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Middle East gas production to jump by almost 20% by 2030 05 May 2023

The Middle East is set to spend as much as $120 billion (£105bn) to increase gas production by 14 billion standard cubic feet a day (bcfd) to 86 bcfd by 2030, according to a new report by energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie....

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Health & Safety Executive release safety notice on hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in cargo and slop tanks 05 May 2023

The UK Health & Safety Executive has issued a safety notice after identifying high concentrations of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in ullage spaces of cargo and slop tanks. The safety notice, issued on 23 April, is aimed at operators of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) and floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessels and floating storage units (FSU) in the UK continental shelf (UKCS)....

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Port of Aberdeen investing £55 million to become UK’s first net zero port 02 May 2023

The Port of Aberdeen has announced its commitment to invest £55 million over the next 10 years to become the UK’s first net zero port by 2040. The aim of the investment is to reduce emissions from vessels visiting the port as well as emissions from the port’s own operations....

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