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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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Engen to convert “financially unsustainable” Durban refinery into import terminal 27 April 2021

Engen has announced that it will be converting its 120,000 barrel-per-day Durban refinery into an import terminal. Engen began to consider the refinery’s future in October before a December explosion closed the plant. Repairs have been estimated to cost as much as 800 million Rand (£39.1m), however Engen has said global product supply surplus and depressed demand were the primary reasons behind the company’s decision....

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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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