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  • Hackers demand $50m from Saudi Aramco following 1 terabyte data leak

    27 July 2021

    Saudi Aramco has confirmed that company data has been leaked after cyber criminals demanded $50 million (£36.5m) in cryptocurrency from the oil major. Aramco said in a statement that there was an indirect release of a limited amount of data which was held by third-party contractors. The company’s own systems were not breached, and the leak has had no impact on operations, it said....

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  • Pipeline pumping station explosion kills three in Iran

    09 July 2021

    An explosion at a pipeline pumping station in southern Iran killed three workers and injured four others on July 6, Iranian state media has reported. The blast happened at the Einkhosh oil field around 300 miles southwest of Tehran....

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  • Chemical factory blast injures two in Iran

    04 May 2021

    A chemical factory explosion and fire injured at least two firefighters in Iran on May 2. The incident happened at the Movaledan chemical plant near to the central city of Qom....

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  • Oxygen packing plant explosion injures four in Brazil, oxygen tank explosion in Iraq kills 82

    26 April 2021

    An explosion at an oxygen packing plant in Brazil injured four people on April 24. Elsewhere, a fire caused by an oxygen cylinder blast killed 82 people and injured around 110 at a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq on April 25. The incidents come at a time when both countries are struggling to cope with the demand for oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients....

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  • Fuel tanker explosion on Afghanistan-Iran border injures at least 60, extinguished after three days

    16 February 2021

    A fuel tanker explosion at a border crossing in western Afghanistan injured around 60 people on February 13. The incident happened in the province of Herat on the Iranian border and was eventually extinguished on February 16 after firefighters from both Afghanistan and Iran fought the blaze....

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Vacuum tanker explosion kills two, injures one in Kuwait 11 January 2021

Two people were killed in a vacuum tanker explosion on January 8. The force of the blast blew the tanker 30 metres down a road and caused injuries to a third person....

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Explosive-laden boat causes explosion on oil tanker in Saudi Arabia 15 December 2020

A fuel transport ship suffered an explosion while docked at the Jeddah terminal in Saudi Arabia on December 14 after it was struck by an “external source”, shipping firm Hafnia said. No one was injured in the incident and no damage was sustained to port facilities....

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Yemen rebels to allow UN repair mission on decaying oil tanker to proceed 27 November 2020

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have reached an agreement to allow a United Nations mission to inspect and repair an abandoned, decaying oil tanker that has the potential to cause a major humanitarian and environmental catastrophe. The UN said on November 24 that a repair mission to the stranded FSO Safer could begin by late January or early February....

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Missile causes explosion at Saudi oil storage facility 25 November 2020

A missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels caused an explosion at a petroleum products distribution plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on November 23. No one was injured in the attack on Saudi Aramco’s North Jeddah Bulk Plant which caused damage to an oil storage tank....

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Factory explosion kills two, injures two in Israel 17 November 2020

A suspected gas explosion killed two workers and injured two others at a metalwork factory in Ashdod, Israel on November 16. According to local media, a preliminary investigation determined that workers had been welding a gas tank when the blast occurred....

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