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'Eye of fire' in Gulf of Mexico caused by electrical storm, PEMEX says 06 July 2021

Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has said that the cause of the ‘eye of fire’ that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on July 2, was the combination of an electrical storm and gas pipeline leak. The oil company said there was no oil spill and immediate action to control the fire on the surface helped avoid any environmental damage....

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Explosion kills one, injures five at Romania’s largest crude oil refinery 05 July 2021

An explosion and fire at Romania’s largest crude oil refinery killed a worker and injured five others on July 2. The incident occurred at the Petromidia refinery on the Black Sea coast. The company which operates the refinery, Rompetrol Rafinare, said the explosion occurred inside the diesel hydrotreating unit....

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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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UK Tank Storage Association publishes 2021 Annual Review of the bulk liquid storage sector 25 June 2021

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) has published its 2021 Annual Review of the UK’s bulk liquid storage sector. The review contains key data and information on terminals, process safety, occupational health and safety as well as on the industry’s contribution to the UK economy....

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Oil company fined £400,000 for North Sea platform gas leak 22 June 2021

Offshore oil company Apache has been fined £400,000 after it failed to provide written safety procedures for the depressurisation of an oil well, which led to the release of more than 1000kg of hydrocarbon gas at their Beryl Alpha production installation in the North Sea....

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