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Oil refinery explosion in South Africa kills two, injures six 02 July 2020

An explosion at an oil refinery in Cape Town, South Africa killed two people and injured six others on July 2. The blast happened in the early hours of the morning and caused a fire to break out at the plant which is operated by a Glencore subsidiary....

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Tanker blast kills four in Nigeria 22 June 2020

Four people were killed on June 21 near Lagos, Nigeria after several explosions involving four vehicles. The first explosion involved a collision between two petroleum tankers which caused a fire to spread to another tanker carrying natural gas....

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Five people sentenced to death for pipeline explosion in Egypt 30 March 2020

A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced five people to death for their role in an oil pipeline explosion that killed nine people and injured 13. The explosion in November 2019 happened near Itay al-Baroud in the northern province of Bahira, a village located halfway between Cairo and Alexandria. The pipeline transports oil between the two cities....

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Global industries announce measures in response to coronavirus 19 March 2020

Companies from all over the world are announcing the precautions they are taking in response to the impact of coronavirus and COVID-19 on several markets and industries....

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Gas processing plant explosion kills 17, injures 25 in Nigeria 16 March 2020

A blast at a gas processing plant in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, killed at least 15 people and injured 25 others on March 15. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said the explosion was caused by a truck hitting gas cylinders near the company’s pipeline. The blast destroyed around 50 buildings in the surrounding area....

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Five dead after pipeline explosion in Nigeria 20 January 2020

An explosion and fire on a pipeline in Lagos, Nigeria killed five people and injured dozens on January 19. According to authorities, the blaze broke out after oil thieves ruptured the pipeline when trying to steal oil....

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23 dead and 150 wounded after gas explosion in Sudan 09 January 2020

23 people died and around 150 were injured after an explosion in Khartoum, Sudan on December 3. The blast occurred while a gas tanker lorry was transferring its load to an underground storage facility at the Sila ceramics factory....

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New report finds Nigeria has lost $42bn to crude oil theft in last decade 09 December 2019

A report published by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has revealed that crude oil and refined products worth $41.9 billion have been stolen in Nigeria since 2009. The report, titled ‘Stemming the increasing cost of oil theft in Nigeria’, urges the federal government to embrace new technologies to combat oil theft and pipeline vandalism....

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Six dead, 16 injured after pipeline explosion in Egypt 14 November 2019

An oil pipeline in northern Egypt exploded on November 13 killing six people and injuring 16 others. Officials said the six people who died were illegally siphoning fuel from the pipeline when the explosion occurred....

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Fatal South African munitions plant explosion caused by faulty product, operator error and electrostatic build-up 05 November 2019

A year after an explosion killed eight employees at a munitions factory near Cape Town, an internal investigation has found that due process was not followed in ensuring the safety of materials....

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