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  • Oil tanker explosion kills one, seven people remain missing

    17 January 2023

    An explosion on an oil tanker at a dockyard in Thailand killed one person and injured four others on January 17. Seven people remain missing after the tanker caught fire and exploded while it was docked on the Mae Klong river....

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  • Petrochemical plant explosion kills five, injures eight in China

    17 January 2023

    An explosion at a petrochemical plant in the north east of China killed five workers and injured eight others on January 15. The incident occurred at an alkylation facility operated by Panjin Haoye Chemical Co Ltd in Panshan County, Liaoning Province....

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  • Saudi Aramco signs MoU with Shandong Energy Group

    14 December 2022

    On December 7, the Saudi oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco and Shandong Energy Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Jinan to jointly develop project opportunities for refining and chemical integration in China....

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  • Sinopec and INEOS sign $7 billion project cooperation agreement

    13 December 2022

    On December 7, INEOS and Sinopec signed a series of joint venture cooperation agreements with a total value of around $7 billion (£5.7bn). The agreement includes three headline deals, including INEOS acquiring a 50% stake in Shanghai Secco, a subsidiary of Sinopec....

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  • Sinopec invests £2.35 billion in green hydrogen in Inner Mongolia

    08 December 2022

    Sinopec is advancing plans to build a large-scale green hydrogen project in Inner Mongolia, which will help Sinopec become China's largest hydrogen energy company. Sinopec will invest 20 billion yuan (£2.35 billion) in the project in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia....

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CNOOC invests almost $2 billion in world's largest deepwater oilfield 06 December 2022

On December 1, CNOOC announced the acquisition of a 5% interest in the Petrobras-operated Búzios project in Brazil, the world's largest deepwater oilfield, for US$1.913 billion (£1.57bn). As a result, it became the largest partner of Petrobras in the oilfield....

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Factory fire kills 36 in China 22 November 2022

A fire at a company that deals with chemicals and industrial goods killed 36 people on November 21. Chinese state media reported that two people were treated in hospital while two others remained missing hours after the incident....

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Petronas pipeline explosion kills one, injures two 21 November 2022

An explosion and fire at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) in the town of Lawas in Malaysia killed one person and injured two others on November 16. The SSGP is operated by Malaysian state energy company Petronas which said the incident involved a third-party contractor performing work unrelated to SSGP operations....

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Pharmaceutical factory explosion kills one, injures 17 in South Korea 04 October 2022

An explosion at a pharmaceutical plant in South Korea killed one person and injured 17 others on September 30. The incident happened at a factory operated by Hwail Pharmaceutical in Hwaesong, around 31 miles (50km) south of Seoul....

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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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