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  • Chemical plant explosion and fire kills two, injures 17

    05 January 2023

    An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Maharashtra, India killed two people and left 17 others injured on January 1. The incident occurred at a chemical plant operated by Jindal Poly Films which produces polyester and polypropylene films....

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  • Petronas pipeline explosion kills one, injures two

    21 November 2022

    An explosion and fire at the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) in the town of Lawas in Malaysia killed one person and injured two others on November 16. The SSGP is operated by Malaysian state energy company Petronas which said the incident involved a third-party contractor performing work unrelated to SSGP operations....

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  • Gas plant explosion injures five in Thailand

    30 August 2022

    An explosion at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant near Bangkok, Thailand injured five people on August 30. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning and left three workers in serious conditions with severe burns....

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  • Container depot explosion kills at least 49, injures hundreds in Bangladesh

    07 June 2022

    A fire and subsequent explosion at a shipping container depot near Chittagong, Bangladesh killed at least 49 people and injured over 300 more on June 4. Many of those killed and injured had arrived at the depot to help extinguish a blaze that had erupted before several containers storing chemicals exploded....

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  • Explosion at Tata Steel plant injures three

    13 May 2022

    An explosion at a Tata Steel plant in the city of Jamshedpur, India injured three people on May 7. According to Telegraph India, the blast involved a gas pipeline at the plant....

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Coal mine explosion leaves four dead in Pakistan 08 February 2022

An explosion in a coal mine near Quetta, southwestern Pakistan killed four workers on February 5. The blast caused a partial collapse of a mine shaft which meant three more workers had to be rescued following a search and rescue operation....

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Chemical plant explosion kills three, injures 15 in India 17 December 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in the state of Gujarat on India’s west coast killed three people and injured 15 others on December 16. The incident happened at a chemical manufacturing plant belonging to Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (GFL) in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat....

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Shell to build Asia's largest pyrolysis oil upgrader unit for recycling plastic waste 29 November 2021

Shell announced that it will build a new pyrolysis oil upgrader unit which improves the quality of pyrolysis oil, a liquid made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste that would have gone into a landfill, and turns it into chemical feedstock for its Pulau Bukom plant in Singapore. Slated to start production in 2023, the unit will be the largest in Asia and Shell’s first globally, with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum (tpa)....

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Two separate coal mine incidents kill 13 people in Pakistan 16 March 2021

An explosion at a coal mine near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border killed six miners on March 11. This was followed by a second incident in the same region on March 15 where five miners and two rescuers died of suffocation following a methane gas fire....

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Firecracker factory blast kills 19, injures more than 30 in India 15 February 2021

A series of explosions at a firecracker factory in southern India killed 19 people and injured over 30 on February 12. The first of the explosions happened during the afternoon at a small factory around 325 miles (520km) south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu....

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