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Hydroelectric power plant explosion kills seven in Italy 10 April 2024

An explosion at a hydroelectric power plant in northern Italy killed seven people on 9 April. Another five people were rushed to hospital in serious conditions after the blast at the plant in Bargi near Bologna....

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Hazardex in the Regions return in 2024 09 April 2024

We are excited to announce the return of our one-day regional events in 2024! The free to attend Hazardex in the Regions events are taking place in Dundee, Ellesmere Port, and Southampton in June, September and October respectively. The events comprise a conference programme of high-profile speakers presenting insights of local & national relevance, as well as an exhibition consisting of leading high hazard industry companies showcasing the latest products and services. Register for FREE now!...

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US Chemical Safety Board launches investigations Into two toxic chemical incidents 09 April 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has launched investigations into toxic chemical releases at two facilities in Louisiana during 2023: the release of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and chlorine at the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies facility in January 2023, and the release of ethylene oxide (EtO) at the Dow Chemical Louisiana Operations facility in July 2023....

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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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INEOS completes acquisition of TotalEnergies’ petrochemical assets in southern France 08 April 2024

INEOS has completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies’ 50% share in four facilities at Lavera in southern France. The deal includes one of Europe’s largest steam crackers with an annual capacity of 720,000 tonnes of ethylene, an aromatics business with an annual capacity of 270,000 tonnes and a polypropylene business with an annual capacity of 300,000 tonnes....

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Publication of International Atomic Energy Agency review of Operational Safety at Heysham 2 Power Station 08 April 2024

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published its review of Heysham 2 power station’s operational safety following a three week visit to the station in October 2023. The visit was carried out by an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) made up of nuclear industry experts from across the world....

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The April 2024 issue of Hazardex is now available! 03 April 2024

The April 2024 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Process Safety, Training, Maintenance, Gas & Vapour, plus all the latest industry news. Read it now!...

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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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