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  • South Korea’s LG Chem to build hydrogen plant

    24 June 2022

    South Korean chemical giant LG Chem has announced plans to produce hydrogen as a key component of its long-term 2050 Net Zero corporate sustainability goal. The company said it would establish a plant in the city of Daesan with the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of hydrogen annually by the second quarter in 2024....

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  • One person killed in fire at Sinopec refinery in China

    21 June 2022

    A fire at one of China’s largest refining and petrochemical plants killed one person on June 18. The incident happened at Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company’s plant in Shanghai and sent a thick column of black smoke across the city....

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  • Chemical factory explosion leaves six people missing, eight others injured in China

    17 June 2022

    An explosion at a chemical factory left six people missing and presumed dead in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu on June 16. The incident, which also injured eight people, happened at a pesticide factory in the city of Lanzhou just before 19:00 local time....

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  • China builds first national carbon measurement centre

    24 May 2022

    China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has approved the establishment of the National Carbon Measurement Center (Inner Mongolia), the country’s first national carbon measurement centre....

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  • Refinery explosion kills one, injures nine in South Korea

    20 May 2022

    An explosion at a refinery owned by S-Oil Corp., one of South Korea’s largest refiners, killed one person and injured nine others on May 19. The incident happened in the southeastern city of Ulsan while crude oil was being processed into petroleum, fire officials said....

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CNOOC signs contract to manufacture 12 LNG carriers 19 May 2022

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has signed contracts for the construction of 12 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers worth 16 billion yuan (£1.9bn) – the largest investment in LNG ship construction ever in China....

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IAEA releases first report on safety of planned water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi site 03 May 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force, which is reviewing Japan’s policy to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station against relevant international safety standards, released its first report on April 29....

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Indonesia’s state energy company aiming to double geothermal capacity 26 April 2022

The Indonesian state energy firm Pertamina is aiming to double its geothermal energy capacity by 2027-2028, Reuters news agency has reported. The country is looking to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels by expanding its geothermal capacity in a move that could cost around $4 billion....

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Explosion aboard oil tanker kills one, injures six near Hong Kong 19 April 2022

One person was killed and six others were injured after an explosion occurred on an oil tanker near Hong Kong on April 16. The incident happened on the Panama-registered Chuang Yi tanker that was located around 300km east of Hong Kong in the Taiwan Strait....

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CNOOC establishes a new energy company 19 April 2022

CNOOC has announced the official establishment of CNOOC (China) Co., Ltd. Beijing New Energy Branch. CNOOC Chairman Wang Dongjin announced the formation of the new company during an unveiling ceremony held in Changping Future Science City, Beijing....

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