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BP Settles 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Claims With US States For Record $18.7bn

BP Settles 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Claims With US States For Record $18.7bn

BP has reached an agreement to settle claims for the worst offshore spill in US history BP will pay a record $18.7bn in damages the US government and five Gulf states related to the worst offshore oil spill in American history. A record $5.5bn of ...

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UK Offshore Safety Performance Report Shows Improvements

UK Offshore Safety Performance Report Shows Improvements

There have been further improvements in the management of major safety hazards offshore, according to Oil & Gas UK’s Health & Safety 2015 Report published on July 1. Based on incidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive for April 2014 to March 2015 and shared ...

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DuPont Contesting OSHA Violations In Quadruple Fatality

DuPont Contesting OSHA Violations In Quadruple Fatality

DuPont is continuing to contest all violations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with last year's chemical leak that killed four workers at the La Porte plant, records show. OSHA proposed $99,000 in penalties against the chemical giant in May after documenting ...

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PSA – Personal Injuries On The Norwegian Continental Shelf 2004-2014 – Report

PSA - Personal Injuries On The Norwegian Continental Shelf 2004-2014 – Report

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has published its statistics on the number of personal injuries on fixed and mobile facilities with figures updated for 2014. Links: Injuries per million man-hours distributed according to function - fixed facilities   Injuries per million man-hours distributed according to function - mobile facilites   ...

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Pirates & Hold-Ups: Crime Strikes Venezuela's Oil Industry

When night falls over western Venezuela, armed gangs known as "pirates" sometimes ride boats into muggy Lake Maracaibo to steal equipment from oil wells. In the country's Paraguana peninsula, opposite the Caribbean island of Aruba, slum dwellers at times break through a perimeter wall into Venezuela's ...

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World News

Indonesia Transport Plane Crash Death Toll Rises

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Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday. The military says … Continue reading

Nigeria – Oil Tanker Explosion Kills 6

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A oil tanker accident yesterday resulted in the death of six people in Zuru local government area of Kebbi State. The accident also resulted in … Continue reading

China Sets Up Oil Spill Fund

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China has established a national compensation fund for oil spills caused by ships. “This marks a new milestone for China’s compensation mechanism for ship-caused oil … Continue reading

Turkey – Oil Tanker Collides With Cruise Ship

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An oil tanker collided with a cruise ship off the Gallipoli coast in the Dardanelles Strait late Friday. Fortunately, no one was harmed in the … Continue reading

Indonesia – Fire Breaks Out As Container Ship & Tanker Collide

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A 23,333 dwt LPG tanker owned by Navigator Gas collided with a container ship in waters off Gresik, nearby the Port of Tunjung Perak in … Continue reading

Taiwan – Fire Injures More Than 500

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TAIPEI— More than 500 people have been sent to hospitals in Taiwan with burns after a fire broke out at a water park party late … Continue reading

Aden Oil Refinery Fire Still Raging

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A fire triggered by shelling at an oil refinery in Yemen’s restive port city of Aden risked getting out of control yesterday as firefighters struggled … Continue reading

California Oil Spill Gushed Like Hose ‘Without a Nozzle’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a Central California beach last month didn’t take long to realize a spill had … Continue reading

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Gielle Fire Fighting Systems Announce VdS Approval of Components and Systems

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GIELLE valves are designed and manufactured in fullest compliance with the strictest international standards and Fire Protection Certifications and Approvals in order to offer the … Continue reading

Solberg Expands RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Line – Company to Introduce New Foam Concentrates at Interschutz 2015

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Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing processes, environmental issues, stricter regulations, and improved safety standards pose … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates ARCTIC™ 3×6% ATC™ – AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification

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ARCTIC™ 3X6% ATC™ AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and … Continue reading

New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders & Horn/Beacon Units From E2S

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The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent warning device manufacturer, is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone … Continue reading

Spectrex SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

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The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has … Continue reading

SharpEye Protects Chubb Adhesive Factory

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A contract was recently awarded by Chubb to protect machinery where hot glue is applied to adhesive tape at a world leading adhesive tape production … Continue reading

SOLBERG® RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Line Expanded Company Introduces Low Viscosity and Multipurpose Foam Concentrates at Interschutz 2015

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Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing processes, environmental issues, stricter regulations, and improved safety standards pose … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals Gains Additional Global Approvals For The E2x Series Of Signals

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The E2x series of high performance non-sparking alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe beacons and combined devices from E2S, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of warning … Continue reading

Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition to fully C6 based Carbon Chain Fluorosurfactant based AFFF’s and AR-AFFF

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Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition from C8 Carbon Chain … Continue reading

E2S – VdS Approval For Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders

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E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It … Continue reading