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EDF ends electricity generation at Hunterston B power station 11 January 2022

EDF announced on January 7 that electricity generation at the Hunterston B power station in North Ayrshire, UK had ended after 46 years. Reactor 4 was shutdown at midday on January 7 by Station Director, Paul Forrest, EDF said in its statement....

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South Korean chemical giant to build $3.9 billion petrochemical complex in Indonesia 10 January 2022

South Korean chemical giant Lotte Chemical announced on January 7 that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indonesian government to build a large-scale petrochemical complex worth around $3.9 billion (£2.9b)....

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CNPC releases 2021 edition of ‘World and China Energy Outlook’ report 10 January 2022

On December 26, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) released the 2021 edition of World and China Energy Outlook report in Beijing. This is the sixth consecutive year that CNPC has released a medium and long-term outlook report about energy. For the first time, the report focuses on the goal of "carbon neutrality" in 2060 and discusses the trend and path of clean and low-carbon energy transformation in China and the world....

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SPE Offshore Europe 2022 postponed 06 January 2022

Organisers of SPE Offshore Europe have announced the postponement of the 2022 event which was due to take place in-person on 1-4 February. In alignment with Scottish Government guidance on the coronavirus situation, the organisers said they had made the difficult decision to postpone the event until September 2023....

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The January 2022 issue of Hazardex is now available! 05 January 2022

The January issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Onshore Oil & Gas, Safety Culture, Batteries, and Dust. Read it now!...

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Metal dust explosion kills one, injures six in Taiwan 04 January 2022

An explosion at an aerospace facility killed one person and injured six others in Taiwan on December 29. According to the website Taiwan English News, the blast happened at one of Taiwan’s key defence contractors....

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Germany shuts down three of its last six nuclear plants 04 January 2022

As part of its move towards wind and solar power, Germany shut down three of its last six nuclear power plants on December 31. The three plants, operated by E.ON and RWE, were shut down after more than 30 years of service following the German government's decision to speed up the phasing out of nuclear power following Japan’s 2011 Fukushima meltdown....

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Fire injures four at ExxonMobil refinery in Texas 04 January 2022

A fire at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Baytown, Texas injured four people on December 23. All four of the injured were contractors at the site, one of the largest refining and petrochemical facilities in the world located around 25 miles east of Houston....

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Rolls-Royce SMR is now fully funded after £85m backing from Qatar 04 January 2022

Rolls-Royce announced on December 20 that it had reached an agreement with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to invest £85 million in the company’s small modular reactors (SMR). The investment follows £210 million of new funding provided by the UK government in November and means that the Rolls-Royce SMR business is now fully funded, having secured £490 million....

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No injuries at Baltimore coal mine in US 03 January 2022

An explosion occurred at a coal facility in Baltimore, Maryland on December 30. No one was injured by the blast which was heard across the city. The incident happened at the CSX Curtis Bay Coal Terminal....

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