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  • Oil rig explosion injures three workers

    13 September 2022

    An explosion on an oil rig in northwest North Dakota injured three workers on September 7. The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state regulators, and local officials....

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  • UK ends moratorium on fracking

    13 September 2022

    Newly-elected UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced an end to the moratorium on shale gas drilling in England on September 8 as she unveiled her plans to limit energy bill rises. The ban on fracking was introduced in 2019. Truss has backed fracking as a way to help boost the UK’s domestic gas supplies, saying the “huge reserves” of shale gas would help the UK become a net energy exporter by 2040....

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  • Key Iranian refinery hit by explosion

    09 September 2022

    An explosion and fire broke out at a key refinery in Iran on September 2. The incident happened in the southwestern city of Abadan where one of the country’s oldest and largest refineries is located. According to state news, no one was injured in the incident at the refinery which produces around 25% of the country’s fuel....

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  • Canadian refinery blast injures eight

    05 September 2022

    An explosion and fire injured eight workers at an idled oil refinery in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada on September 2. The incident happened at the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery, previously known as the Come by Chance refinery, which has been idled for over a year....

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  • Bulk carrier and LNG tanker collision causes oil spill off Gibraltar

    01 September 2022

    An LNG tanker collided with a bulk carrier off the coast of Gibraltar on August 30. The collision forced the British overseas territory’s port to close numerous times while the Gibraltar Port Authority worked to prevent an oil spill from spreading....

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Gas plant explosion injures five in Thailand 30 August 2022

An explosion at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant near Bangkok, Thailand injured five people on August 30. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning and left three workers in serious conditions with severe burns....

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CCUS planned capacity nearing 1 billion tonnes per annum 26 August 2022

The planned global carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) capacity pipeline has reached 905 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with more than 50 new projects announced this quarter, energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie has said....

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Explosion injures two at oil recycling plant 23 August 2022

An explosion at an oil recovery and recycling company injured two people in New Mexico, US on August 19. The incident happened at a facility belonging to Mesa Oil in the town of Belen, around 40 miles (64km) south of Albuquerque....

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UK Health & Safety Executive seeks contributions towards corrosion under insulation research 23 August 2022

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is hosting a workshop to discuss the options for a Shared Research Project on the topic of Corrosion under insulation (CUI). The HSE is welcoming individuals to join the workshop to discuss the challenges and identify opportunities posed by CUI....

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Germany to restart coal-fired power plant as Russia announces three day suspension to gas supplies 23 August 2022

German utility company Uniper has announced it will begin producing electricity from the Heyden 4 hard-coal-fired power plant in Petershagen, North Rhine-Westphalia from August 29 until April 2023. The decision came after Gazprom announced that gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline would be suspended between August 31 until September 2 for maintenance....

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