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  • Asphalt tank explosion leaves six dead in Tunisia

    16 March 2021

    An explosion in an industrial area of Gabès, south east Tunisia killed six people on March 14. One person was also injured by the blast....

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  • Military base explosion kills 98, injures 615 in Equatorial Guinea

    09 March 2021

    The death toll following a series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea on March 7 has risen to 98, the country’s health ministry has said. In a statement, the ministry said that of the 615 people injured, 316 have been discharged and 299 remain in care in the various hospitals in the coastal city of Bata....

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  • Explosion kills three workers at ArcelorMittal plant in South Africa

    23 February 2021

    Three workers were found dead at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in South Africa following an explosion on February 17. The bodies of the workers were discovered under rubble after a portion of a 90m stack at one of the site’s coke batteries failed and fell onto a control room....

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  • Future of South Africa’s second largest refinery unknown as cost of repairs estimated at £40 million

    09 February 2021

    The cost to conduct repairs on an Engen refinery in Durban after a December 2020 explosion has been estimated to be around 800 million Rand (£39.1m). The estimation came from an oversight visit conducted by the country’s Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries which said the refinery would remain closed until the refinery submits an investigation report and preventative measures to the relevant authorities....

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  • Two workers die in incident aboard FPSO offshore Ivory Coast

    15 January 2021

    Two people died in an incident onboard an FPSO on January 14, the owner of the production vessel has said. BW Offshore said in a statement that an incident occurred while work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard the FPSO Espoir Ivoirien operating on the Espoir field offshore the Ivory Coast....

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Explosion at ExxonMobil facility kills one and seriously injures another in Nigeria 04 January 2021

A fire and explosion at an ExxonMobil facility in Nigeria killed an employee and injured another on December 13. The incident happened at the Qua Iboe Terminal on the country’s southern coast. Local news reports that the explosion happened while the two employees were lighting a gas flare....

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South Africa chemical factory explosions injure 13, two critically 15 December 2020

A fire and several explosions at a chemical factory in Durban, South Africa injured 13 people on December 8. Over 100 workers were evacuated from the factory and two of the injured are reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries....

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Fire and explosion forces South Africa’s second largest refinery to shutdown 07 December 2020

An explosion and fire at the 120,000 barrel per day refinery operated by Engen in Durban forced operations to shutdown on December 4. Nobody is reported to have been injured in the incident at South Africa’s second largest refinery....

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Libya’s crude oil production exceeds one million barrels a day following months of civil war 10 November 2020

Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on November 7 that it had managed to raise production rates of crude oil above one million barrels a day, the first time this has happened since January due to the civil war in the country....

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Gas tanker explosion kills at least 28 in Nigeria 24 September 2020

A gas tanker explosion killed at least 28 people on September 23 in Lokoja, central Nigeria. The blast happened after the tanker crashed into several other vehicles. Students from a nearby primary school are thought to have been killed in the incident....

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