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  • Perenco fined record £225,000 for exceeding vent consent

    07 May 2024

    Perenco UK has been fined £225,000, the highest ever financial penalty handed out by the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), for venting 59 tonnes of gas for over a month from its Dimlington onshore gas processing plant without consent....

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  • Oman and TotalEnergies sign LNG supply deal

    29 April 2024

    Oman LNG has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with TotalEnergies to supply 800,000 metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ten years from 2025. At the same time, the energy major also announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) of the Marsa LNG project, which will see 150 million cubic feet of natural gas per day coming from the Mabrouk North-East field....

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  • Gas leak forces evacuation of Europe's only large-scale LNG plant

    23 April 2024

    Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant in northern Norway was evacuated on 23 April due to a gas leak that occurred during maintenance, the company said. Production at the facility was halted after the leak was discovered while all 54 people who were at the plant at the time were accounted for....

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  • Fire on Pemex offshore platform kills one, injures 11

    09 April 2024

    At least one person was killed after a fire broke out on an offshore platform operated by Pemex on 6 April. Mexico’s national oil company said that the fire broke out at 16:48 local time on one of the platforms of the Akal-B Process Centre (Akal-B1), in the area where the pipelines that handle fuel gas for the turbomachinery are located....

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  • Fire at Phillips 66 refinery injures two

    02 April 2024

    Two employees were injured after a fire broke out at a Phillips 66 refinery in Texas, US on 1 April. The incident happened at the company’s Borger, Texas refinery after a blaze started at around 11:20 local time....

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Global refinery capacity totalling 3.6 million b/d at high-risk of closure, new report says 02 April 2024

As much as 3.6 million barrels a day (mmbd) of global refinery capacity has been assessed as being under high-risk of closure, according to energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie’s latest refinery closure threat analysis....

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Ithaca Energy, Eni start UK merger talks 02 April 2024

UK independent Ithaca Energy and Italian major Eni have entered into an exclusivity agreement centred on Eni’s upstream assets, excluding its carbon capture and Irish Sea assets. Ithaca and Eni have up to four weeks from 27 March to progress the contractual documentation required in connection with the merger, Ithaca said in a stock-exchange announcement....

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UK publishes new guidance for carbon storage industry 02 April 2024

The UK’s North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has published two sets of guidance which will help the developing carbon storage industry prepare for first injection. Last year, the Government set out its vision for the carbon storage industry pledging up to £20billion investment and suggesting that it has the potential to store the carbon equivalent of taking 6 million cars off the road, and support 50,000 jobs, by 2050....

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Company facing £81,000 fine following confined space fatality 26 March 2024

A US employer's failure to follow federal safety procedures left a 30-year-old worker suffering fatal asphyxiation as they tried to make repairs inside a water tank at a wellsite in Oklahoma City in September 2023, a federal investigation has found....

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Fire on Perenco oil platform kills at least five 22 March 2024

Five people were killed after a fire broke out on a Perenco offshore oil platform off the coast of Gabon on 20 March. The Anglo-French oil company said an incident involving fire occurred at the Perenco Becuna platform at approximately 15:25 local time and that five people were confirmed to have died with another person missing....

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