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  • Fire on Perenco oil platform kills at least five

    22 March 2024

    Five people were killed after a fire broke out on a Perenco offshore oil platform off the coast of Gabon on 20 March. The Anglo-French oil company said an incident involving fire occurred at the Perenco Becuna platform at approximately 15:25 local time and that five people were confirmed to have died with another person missing....

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  • Explosion at Tunisian gas depot injures 35

    19 March 2024

    A fire and explosion at a gas depot near the Tunisian capital injured 35 people on 14 March. The incident happened at a facility operated by the National Oil Distribution Company (AGIL) within the Bradas Petroleum Zone, southeast of Tunis. Four of the injured remain in a critical condition....

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  • Shell to end onshore oil operations in Nigeria after almost a century

    16 January 2024

    Shell has reached an agreement to sell its Nigerian onshore subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), to Renaissance, a consortium of five companies comprising four exploration and production companies based in Nigeria and an international energy group. The $2.4 billion (£1.8bn) deal marks the end of the energy major’s onshore operations in Nigeria where it has operated since the 1930s....

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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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  • Cement factory fire kills three in Nigeria

    22 March 2022

    An explosion and fire at a cement factory in Sokoto, Nigeria killed three people on March 18. The incident occurred during routine maintenance work that was being conducted on a storage tank at a factory owned by BUA Cement Plc....

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Spanish explosives company fined £4.4 million for Ghana truck blast that killed 13 14 February 2022

A Spanish explosives company has been fined $6 million (£4.4 million) by Ghana's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources after one of the company’s trucks was involved in an explosion on January 21 which killed 13 people and injured at least 100 others....

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Three crewmembers found alive four days after Nigerian FPSO explosion 07 February 2022

Three crewmembers of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel were found alive four days after an explosion tore the ship apart off the coast of Nigeria in the Niger Delta on February 2. Three other crewmembers of the FPSO Trinity Spirit were also found dead nearby the survivors following a search and rescue operation on February 6. Four other crewmembers remain missing....

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Oil tanker explosion kills at least 99, injures over 100 08 November 2021

At least 99 people were killed and over 100 others were injured on November 5 after an oil tanker exploded in Sierra Leone, western Africa. The incident occurred after crowds gathered on the outskirt’s of the country’s capital Freetown to collect leaking fuel following a crash involving the tanker and a bus....

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South Africa’s largest coal-fired power plant suffers explosion just one week after coming online 17 August 2021

An explosion caused extensive damage at South Africa’s newest and largest coal-fuelled power plant on August 8, just one week after the plant had come fully online. No injuries were reported in the incident at the Medupi Power Station near Lephalale in the northeast of the country....

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Tanker explosion kills one person, injures another in South Africa 04 June 2021

A man was killed while cleaning the inside of a tanker in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on May 29. The incident happened on the premises of a cleaning services company in Cliffdale....

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