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  • “Greenwashing”: industry now able to provide independent proof for environmental claims

    14 November 2023

    With accusations of greenwashing increasing, industry has urgently needed independent proof that environmental and sustainability claims have been established based on agreed methodology and best practice....

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  • Iran refinery explosion kills one, injures four

    26 September 2023

    An explosion at Iran’s Bandar Abbas oil refinery killed one person and injured four others on 22 September. The incident happened after a gas leak during emergency repairs at the site, Iranian state media said....

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  • Explosion kills six at Iranian coal mine

    14 September 2023

    An explosion in a coal mine killed six people in northern Iran on 3 September. Iranian state media reports that several miners became trapped underground after the blast with search and rescue efforts being carried out overnight....

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  • Explosives and ammunition factory blast kills five in Türkiye

    13 June 2023

    An explosion at a rocket and explosives factory near the Turkish capital Ankara killed five workers on 10 June, authorities have said. The incident involved a ‘chemical reaction’ that caused a blast at the Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE) factory in the Elmadag district, around 25 miles (40km) east of Ankara....

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  • UAE fuel tank explosion kills two, injures three

    06 June 2023

    A diesel fuel tank explosion killed two people and injured three others in the city of Ajman, United Arab Emirates on 4 June. The incident happened at a factory operated by a fuel trading company. Initial reports suggest welding work was being conducted nearby at the time of the blast....

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World’s largest green hydrogen project’s total investment value closes at $8.4 billion 23 May 2023

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) has announced that following signing financial documents with 23 local, regional, and international banks, and investment firms, it has now achieved financial close on the world’s largest green hydrogen production facility at a total investment value of $8.4 billion (£6.7bn)....

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Turkey begins natural gas deliveries from Black Sea reserve 21 April 2023

Turkey has started taking deliveries at a new onshore plant of natural gas from its strategically important Black Sea reserve. Turkish Petroleum Corporation’s (TPAO) launch of Sakarya Phase One has been labelled a “game changer” that will redefine the scale of the country’s upstream sector....

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UN purchases tanker to store oil from stranded, decaying oil tanker off Yemen coast 15 March 2023

The United Nations announced on March 9 that it had signed an agreement to purchase an oil tanker to remove more than a million barrels of oil from a decaying tanker off Yemen’s Red Sea coast that threatens a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe....

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Major oil terminal and pipeline shut down following earthquakes in Turkey 07 February 2023

A major Turkish oil export hub and a key crude oil pipeline were shut down following the 7.8 and 7.7 magnitude earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6. Operations at the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) Terminal in Ceyhan on Turkey’s southern coast were stopped after a “small” leak was reported while crude oil imports from Iraq via the Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline were also stopped....

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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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