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  • Saudi Aramco and TotalEnergies to build world scale petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia

    16 December 2022

    Saudi Aramco and TotalEnergies announced on December 15 that they have taken the final investment decision for the construction of a world scale petrochemical facility in Saudi Arabia. The “Amiral” complex will be owned, operated, and integrated with the existing Saudi Aramco TotalEnergies Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP) refinery located in Jubail on Saudi Arabia’s eastern coast....

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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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  • Coal mine blast kills 41 in Turkey

    17 October 2022

    A coal mine explosion in Turkey’s northern Bartin province killed 41 people on October 14. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said that 110 people were in the mine when the blast happened and that 58 managed to escape or were rescued. A two-day search and rescue operation ended after the final missing body was discovered around 20 hours after the explosion happened....

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  • Key Iranian refinery hit by explosion

    09 September 2022

    An explosion and fire broke out at a key refinery in Iran on September 2. The incident happened in the southwestern city of Abadan where one of the country’s oldest and largest refineries is located. According to state news, no one was injured in the incident at the refinery which produces around 25% of the country’s fuel....

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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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Chlorine gas leak kills 13, injures over 300 in Jordan 28 June 2022

A chlorine gas leak from a storage tank killed 13 people and injured over 300 others at a port in Jordan on June 27. The incident happened in the city of Aqaba on the Red Sea coast in the south of the country after a 25-tonne tank filled with chlorine gas fell while being loaded onto a ship at the facility....

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Chemical plant blast injures 133 people in Iran 17 June 2022

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern Iran injured 133 people on June 13 after a leak from an ammonium tank ignited. The incident happened in the city of Firouzabad, around 480 miles (770km) south of Tehran near Iran's Persian Gulf coast....

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ADNOC announces hydrogen strategic partnerships with Germany 25 March 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced on March 21 that it has signed new memorandum of understanding (MoU) and joint study agreements (JSA) with counterparts in Germany in order to accelerate and deepen collaboration in clean hydrogen....

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Second fire in just three months at Kuwait’s largest refinery kills two, injures ten 18 January 2022

A fire at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery in Kuwait killed two contractors and injured 10 others on January 14. The incident is the second fire to have happened at the country’s largest refinery in the last three months after a number of people were injured in October....

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Fire injures “a number of people” at Kuwait’s largest oil refinery 19 October 2021

A fire broke out at Kuwait’s largest oil refinery on October 18 and injured several people. The incident occurred at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery on the Persian Gulf coastline just south of Kuwait City....

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