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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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South Sudan oil pipeline leak affects wide area 09 October 2019

A report by VOA News from South Sudan quoting a local government official claimed an oil leak from a ruptured pipeline had had a serious impact on the surrounding population and environment....

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71 dead after fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania 12 August 2019

71 people died and 59 others injured when an overturned oil tanker exploded in Tanzania on August 10. The explosion happened after people began to siphon petrol and collect spilt fuel shortly after the tanker had crashed on a main road near Morogoro, 200 km (124 miles) west of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam....

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Death toll in DRC Glencore copper mine accident rises to 43 28 June 2019

Mining giant Glencore confirmed that dozens of illegal miners were killed when part of an open-pit copper mine in the Kolwezi area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) collapsed on June 27. Local officials told Reuters the death toll was 43....

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