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Refinery fire injures five in Indonesia, hundreds evacuated 29 March 2021

An oil refinery fire in West Java, Indonesia on March 29 injured five people and forced the evacuation of hundreds of local people. The blaze at Indonesian state oil company Pertamina’s Balongan refinery burnt through the night and could be seen from several miles away....

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INEOS Energy sells its Norwegian oil and gas business to PGNiG for $615m 26 March 2021

INEOS Energy has announced an agreement with PGNiG Upstream Norway to sell its oil and gas business in Norway in a deal worth $615 million. The deal includes all INEOS Oil & Gas interests in production, licenses, fields, facilities and pipelines, on the Norwegian continental shelf....

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UK HSE releases update on setting workplace exposure limits (WELs) following Brexit 26 March 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released a bulletin updating companies on the organisation's work on setting workplace exposure limits in Great Britain following the end of the EU transition period....

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UK's Tank Storage Association appoints new President and Vice-President 25 March 2021

Adrian Jackson, Chief Executive of the Oil and Pipelines Agency, has been elected as the new President of the Tank Storage Association, the trade association representing all aspects of the UK’s bulk liquid storage industry and associated logistics. Adrian succeeds Paul Denmead, Director of Terminal Operations UK at World Fuel Services Europe....

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Tianjin builds China's first smart energy town 23 March 2021

On March 16, Tianjin took a lead in building China’s first "ecological livable" and "intensive industrial" smart energy towns, and released the white paper "Tianjin Smart Energy Town". The town will play a major role as a demonstration and in advancing China's carbon peak and carbon neutral goals....

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Gas pipeline explodes in Venezuela, Oil Minister blames “terrorist attack” 23 March 2021

An explosion occurred on part of a gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela on March 20, according to a report from the state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The country’s Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami blamed the explosion on a “terrorist attack” but did not provide further details....

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EDF to close its sole remaining coal-fired power station 23 March 2021

EDF has announced that it will close its sole remaining coal-fired power station, West Burton A. The energy company said the station will move into decommissioning by 30 September 2022, two years ahead of the UK Government’s deadline for all UK coal generation to be closed by 2024....

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INEOS Energy to acquire all oil and gas interests from Hess 22 March 2021

INEOS Energy has reached an agreement with Hess to acquire its subsidiary Hess Denmark for $150 million, effective 1 January 2021. INEOS said this is the first deal to be announced following the formation of the new INEOS Energy business, which incorporates INEOS’ Oil and Gas business....

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INEOS subsidiary launches clean hydrogen project to support decarbonisation in Norway 16 March 2021

INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, has announced plans to build a new clean hydrogen supply hub at its chemical manufacturing site in Rafnes, Norway. The development will contribute towards the decarbonisation of INEOS’s operations and the wider transport sector....

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Asphalt tank explosion leaves six dead in Tunisia 16 March 2021

An explosion in an industrial area of Gabès, south east Tunisia killed six people on March 14. One person was also injured by the blast....

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