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  • Explosion at one of Siberia’s largest refineries kills two, injures five

    19 December 2022

    An explosion and fire at the Rosneft-operated Angarsk refinery, the biggest by output in eastern Siberia, killed two workers and injured five others on December 15. The incident is the second to have occurred at the facility in a matter of weeks after a fire broke out in November....

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  • ArcelorMittal mine explosion kills five, injures four

    04 November 2022

    A methane gas explosion killed five people at an ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan on November 3. The steel manufacturer said that four people were also hospitalised by the blast which happened at a mine in the Qaraghandy region in central Kazakhstan....

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  • Energy crisis drives $73bn spend on green hydrogen projects, new study says

    21 October 2022

    The war in Ukraine and resulting energy crisis has spurred over $70 billion (£62.9bn) of fresh investment in green hydrogen projects in just a few months. A new report published by Carbon Tracker also found that fossil fuel-produced hydrogen has become uneconomic as gas prices soar, meaning $100 billion of ‘dirty’ hydrogen assets could become stranded by 2030....

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  • IAEA projections for nuclear power growth increase for second year amid climate, energy security concerns

    30 September 2022

    For a second successive year, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revised up its annual projections of the potential growth of nuclear power during the coming decades, reflecting a shift in the global debate over energy and the environment amid growing concerns over energy security and climate change....

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  • Qatar partners with energy majors to expand world’s largest LNG project

    05 July 2022

    QatarEnergy announced on July 5 that it has signed a deal with Shell as part of the North Field East expansion project, the single largest project in the history of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Shell joins Exxon, TotalEnergies, ConocoPhillips, and Eni in partnering with state-owned QatarEnergy for the planned expansion at the world's largest gas field....

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EU agrees compromise deal on Russian oil import ban 31 May 2022

European Union leaders announced a compromise deal on May 31 that will see the majority of Russian oil imports banned in response to the invasion of Ukraine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that the EU will now be able to finalise a ban on almost 90% of all Russian oil imports by the end of the year....

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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 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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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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Ukraine’s nuclear regulator restores communications with Chernobyl 21 April 2022

Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on April 19 that direct communications between the national regulator and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been restored, more than a month after contact was lost when Russian forces seized control of the site....

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