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  • Oman and TotalEnergies sign LNG supply deal

    29 April 2024

    Oman LNG has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with TotalEnergies to supply 800,000 metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for ten years from 2025. At the same time, the energy major also announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) of the Marsa LNG project, which will see 150 million cubic feet of natural gas per day coming from the Mabrouk North-East field....

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  • Global refinery capacity totalling 3.6 million b/d at high-risk of closure, new report says

    02 April 2024

    As much as 3.6 million barrels a day (mmbd) of global refinery capacity has been assessed as being under high-risk of closure, according to energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie’s latest refinery closure threat analysis....

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  • Fire at Iranian refinery kills at least one person, injures several more

    12 March 2024

    A fire broke out during maintenance at the Aftab refinery in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas on 7 March. There were contradictory reports on the number of fatalities and injuries from Iranian state news, however several local news sites reported that one person was confirmed to have died and at least three were injured....

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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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