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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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  • 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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