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  • Four Austrians sentenced in relation to fatal 2017 gas plant explosion

    07 June 2022

    Four men have been given 10-month suspended sentences after they were found guilty of negligence in relation to an explosion at the Baumgarten an der March natural gas transfer station in Austria which killed one person and inured 17 others in December 2017....

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  • Biodiesel plant explosion kills two, injures 19 in Spain

    27 May 2022

    An explosion at a biodiesel plant in Spain’s northeastern region of La Rioja killed two people and injured 19 others on May 26. The incident happened at a plant operated by biodiesel producer Iniciativas Bioenergeticas....

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  • Russia halts gas supplies to Finland

    24 May 2022

    Finland has become the latest European country to have its natural gas supplies from Russia halted as a result of the ongoing payment dispute between Western countries and Russia. Natural gas imports via Imatra, the entry point for natural gas imports from Russia into Finland, were halted on May 21....

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  • EU announces green transformation to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian energy

    23 May 2022

    On May 18, the European Commission outlined a new plan to rapidly reduce its dependence on Russian fossil fuels by accelerating the transition towards renewable energy. The REPowerEU Plan is a response to “the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine”, the EU said....

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  • Equinor ordered to correct several regulation breaches on offshore platform

    23 May 2022

    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has identified breaches of regulations following the completion of its investigation into an incident involving the discovery of cracks in the outer shell of second-stage gas coolers on Equinor’s Troll C offshore platform in October 2021. The PSA has given Equinor an order to correct six breaches of its regulations....

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Equinor’s Melkøya LNG plant closure extended by a week 17 May 2022

Equinor has announced that while extensive repairs at its Melkøya LNG plant in Norway have been completed, the restart of the plant will take longer than expected. The plant has been closed since a fire at the plant in September 2020....

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Chemical plant blast kills six, injures five in Slovenia 13 May 2022

An explosion at a chemical plant in southeastern Slovenia killed six people and injured five others on May 12. The incident happened at a plant belonging to chemical producer Melamin in the town of Kocevje....

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EU proposes complete ban on Russian crude oil 06 May 2022

On May 5, the European Union proposed a total ban on Russian oil imports as part of a new round of sanctions as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. During a speech, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Russian crude oil would be phased out within six months, however the proposal has been met by opposition from some EU members, including Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic....

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Finnish nuclear power company cancels contract with Rosatom to build nuclear power plant 06 May 2022

Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima has terminated a contract with Russia’s state nuclear company Rosatom for the delivery of a nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, western Finland. In a statement, Fennovoima said it terminated the delivery of the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant due to significant delays and the inability of Rosatom to deliver the project....

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Russia’s fossil fuel revenues have doubled since invasion of Ukraine, new report claims 03 May 2022

A new report has claimed that Russia has almost doubled its fossil fuel revenues since its invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Russia has received around €62 billion (£52.2bn) from exporting oil, gas and coal to the European Union (EU) in the two months since it began its invasion, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has said....

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