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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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Fire erupts at fuel storage facility as shortages continue in Lebanon 11 October 2021

Firefighters managed to extinguish a significant fire at a tank farm in southern Lebanon on October 11. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident at the Zahrani oil facility, although it took firefighters several hours to bring the blaze under control....

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Fuel tank explosion kills at least 20, injures 80 in Lebanon 16 August 2021

A fuel tank explosion killed at least 20 people and injured 80 others in northern Lebanon on August 15. The blast happened in the Akkar region of the country and comes at a time when Lebanon is struggling with an economic crisis and severe fuel shortage....

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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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