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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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  • India to be largest source of energy demand over next 20 years, report says

    09 February 2021

    A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that India is set to see the largest increase in energy demand of any country over the next 20 years. The IEA’s India Energy Outlook 2021, released on February 9, reports that India’s energy consumption will almost double by 2040 as its gross domestic product (GDP) expands to an estimated $8.6 trillion under current national policy....

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Electric rickshaw battery explosion kills one, injures four 03 December 2020

A 12-year old boy was killed and four people were injured on December 2 after a battery for an electric Rickshaw exploded while charging. The incident happened in a home near India’s capital city New Delhi....

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Fire and explosion at Indian beer production facility injures two 30 November 2020

Two people were injured in an explosion and fire on November 29 at a beer factory in an industrial area of Pithampur, central India. According to the Times of India, workers had been welding inside the plant when the incident occurred....

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Fire at Indian natural gas well extinguished five months after initial blowout 17 November 2020

An Oil India Limited (OIL) natural gas well in the state of Assam which suffered a blowout in May before erupting into flames has now been extinguished. Three people have died and several have been injured over the last five months during operations to tackle the blaze and plug the leaking well....

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Gas leak at food processing plant kills one, injures another in India 09 October 2020

One person was killed and another injured on October 9 after an ammonia gas leak at a food processing plant in South Goa on India’s west coast. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning at a factory belonging to Quality Foods....

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One person dead, one injured after supertanker catches fire off Sri Lanka coast 07 September 2020

A Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) caught fire on September 3 off the coast of Sri Lanka and burned for three days before the flames were extinguished. One person died in the incident aboard the MT New Diamond tanker, while another crewman was injured and taken to hospital in a serious condition....

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