Monthly Archives: June 2015

Australia – Power Station Blast Injures 3

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Three people, including two firefighters, have been injured at Alinta Energy’s Northern Power Station outside Port Augusta, South Australia, after an explosion . The Country … Continue reading

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Canada – New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

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Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company and six former employees over a 2013 explosion that killed 47 people in … Continue reading

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Pemex’s Akal-H Oil Platform Fire & Explosion

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Mexico, D.F. – Not more than two months after a disastrous fire at the Abkatun platform where hundreds of people were injured and several died, Pemex … Continue reading

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Petrobras: Oil Thieves To Blame For Pipeline Spill

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Brazil’s Petrobras said Friday that thieves trying to break into a pipeline are to blame for a small oil spill near Rio De Janeiro that contaminated a … Continue reading

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Rosneft- Owned Saratov Oil Refinery Hit By Fire

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MOSCOW, June 23 (Reuters) – A diesel tank at Saratov oil refinery, controlled by Russia’s top crude oil producer Rosneft , caught fire on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Malaysia – Petronas Chemicals’ Silo Catches Fire

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Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd said on Tuesday that a fire occurred at one of its silos or intermediate product storage vessels at its plant … Continue reading

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Japan – Cosmo Oil Refinery Fire

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Japanese refiner Cosmo Oil Co said today the 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) No.1 crude distillation unit (CDU) at the 220,000 bpd Chiba refinery was still operating … Continue reading

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Chemical Safety Board Still in Disarray

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The federal agency charged with investigating incidents at chemical plants continues to face turmoil nearly three months after its chairman resigned amid a slew of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Closes 3 Offshore Platforms Due To Oil Spill.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation has suspended oil production at three of its offshore platforms. The company has been forced to take the decision following the shutdown … Continue reading

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OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three on Open-Flame Heater

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Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured in December 2014 when a drilling rig caught fire in Coalgate, Okla. Now OSHA says an … Continue reading

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Massive Fire Caused By Texas Gas Pipeline Rupture Forces Evacuations

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Residents in a rural part of DeWitt County, Texas were ordered to evacuate their homes on Sunday night after a natural gas pipeline rupture set off a massive … Continue reading

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Clean Up Plan Approved By Japan – Robots Will Be Used In Debris Removal

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Japan’s government approved Friday a revised 30- to 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions remain. The plan, endorsed … Continue reading

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India – Ammonia leak kills 5, More Than 140 Injured

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The ammonia gas leak occurred when a tanker got stuck under a flyover near Ludhiana. The affected people have been admitted to different hospitals, said … Continue reading

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Report About Fire Accident At Singapore’s Oil Platform Is Fictitious, Thai Authorities Confirm

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BANGKOK – Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sek Wannamethee has reaffirmed that a piece of news about fire accident at an oil rig … Continue reading

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Petrobras – Offshore Gas Leak Shuts Platform

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Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has ceased production from its semisubmersible production platform in the offshore Marlim Sul field following a gas leak on the vessel. An … Continue reading

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“Horrific” Lack Of Checks & Balances Exposed In Turkish Mine Disaster Trial

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Testimony from company officials exposes negligence towards scandal in the Ermenek mine, Karaman province, where a water pipe explosion caused a collapse killing 18 miners … Continue reading

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Oil Blast Sparks Off Major Fire in Mumbai Port

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A fire broke out due to a suspected leakage in an oil pipeline passing through a land owned by the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) in … Continue reading

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New Zealand – Coast Oil Spill Spans 14km But Source Still Mystery

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The oil spill on the Manawatu-Horowhenua coastline has affected a larger area than expected and authorities still do not know where it is coming from. … Continue reading

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Explosion & Fire Hit Chemical Plant In East China

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Photo taken on June 12, 2015 shows the fire at a chemical plant in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. An explosion and ensuing … Continue reading

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Malaysian Navy Frees Hijacked Oil Tanker

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An oil tanker hijacked by pirates last week in the South China Sea has been released, the Malaysian Navy says. It says eight hijackers fled … Continue reading

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Oil Companies Set Up $345 Million Fund For Lac-Mégantic Victims

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A group of oil firms have agreed to establish a $345 million fund for victims of a 2013 oil train wreck in Quebec that killed 47 people and … Continue reading

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Shell’s Alaska Arctic Spill Response Plan Wins Court Approval

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A divided federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by a coalition of environmental groups to revoke federal approval of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s … Continue reading

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Israel – Dimona Chemical Plant Goes Up In Flames

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20 fire crews struggle to contain blaze at Rotem Amfert factory amid worries dangerous substances could burn Twenty firefighting crews were attempting to extinguish a … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Military Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures Four

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A blast at a military plant in central Bulgaria killed one and injured four others on Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement. The … Continue reading

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Japan – Regulator says Fukushima Hydrogen Leaks Risk Explosions

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Leaking containers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are at risk of possible hydrogen explosions, according to Japan’s nuclear regulator. The Fukushima facility, owned … Continue reading

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California Oil Spill Cleanup Costs Reaches $62M

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The cost of cleaning up last month’s oil spill that fouled beaches along the California coast has reached $62 million, the pipeline company said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Death Toll up to 150 in Ghana Gas Station Explosion

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s president says the death toll from a gas station explosion in the capital and widespread flooding has increased to 150 people. John … Continue reading

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USA – Huge Fire Breaks Out at Penn. Chemical Plant

CONEWAGO, Pa. (AP) — Officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that raged for hours at a south-central Pennsylvania chemical plant. https://youtu.be/f_MpV3ntgD0 The blaze broke out … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Firefighters Feared Dead After Fuel Depot Explosion

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Several firefighters are feared to have died in a huge explosion at a fuel depot outside the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on June 9. The subsequent … Continue reading

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CSB Releases Draft Investigation Report into 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum Terminal Facility in Puerto Rico; Report Finds Inadequate Management of Gasoline Storage Tank Overfill Hazard

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Washington, D.C., June 11, 2015 – The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released its draft investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at the … Continue reading

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Nigeria – Emergency Workers Struggle to Access Site of NNPC Pipeline Explosion

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Over 24 hours after an explosion rocked the vandalised Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline at Ije Ododo, Lagos, emergency workers are yet to access … Continue reading

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Southern Australia Power Station Blast Injures 3

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Three people, including two firefighters, have been injured at Alinta Energy’s Northern Power Station outside Port Augusta, South Australia, after an explosion on the morning … Continue reading

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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

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Chevron Fined $940,000 For Fatal Gas Well Explosion, Fire.

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PITTSBURGH — Chevron Appalachia LLC has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the state Department of Environmental Protection over a natural gas … Continue reading

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USA – 10 Injured in Ammonia Gas Leak

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BORGER, Texas (AP) — Ten people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia gas leak at a chemical plant in the Texas Panhandle. The incident happened about … Continue reading

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Emergency Response by Operator of Broken Oil Pipeline Faces Scrutiny

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to … Continue reading

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Wildfire Intensifies Near Two Alberta Oil-Sands Sites

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CALGARY, Alberta, – An out-of-control wildfire, burning near two major oil sands projects in the key crude-producing region of northern Alberta, grew in size on … Continue reading

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China Fines Chemical Company $12M For Polluting, Jails Staff

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BEIJING — A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and … Continue reading

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Toll In Nigeria Tanker Explosion Rises To 85

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The toll from a tanker explosion in the southeastern Nigerian city of Onitsha in Anambra state has risen to 85 as of Monday night, authorities … Continue reading

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Belarus, Norway, Finland, Sweden To Sign Memorandum Of Understanding On Nuclear Safety

MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – Belarus, Norway, Finland and Sweden intend to sign a memorandum of understanding between the radiation and nuclear safety authorities. This … Continue reading

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High-tech show and get-together: biggest INTERSCHUTZ of all time to be a pace-setting event for the fire protection/prevention and rescue sectors

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INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8–13 June): High-tech show and get-together: biggest INTERSCHUTZ of all time to be a pace-setting event for the fire potection/prevention and rescue sectors … Continue reading

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At Least 3 Injured After Tornado Hits Texas Gas Drilling Rig

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At least three people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling rig in northern Texas, the Hemphill County sheriff and … Continue reading

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Statoil Says North Sea Platform Leak In February 2015 Had “major incident potential.”

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After a three-month internal investigation, Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil said that a condensate leak on the Gudrun platform in the North Sea on … Continue reading

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EPA Orders $43 Million Clean-up at Former DuPont Plant

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Federal regulators this week announced a final $43 million plan for removing mercury contamination near a since-closed DuPont ammunition plant in northern New Jersey. The … Continue reading

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A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) 2015

The UK Health and Safety Executive has published a guide to the new regulations that came into effect on 1 June 2015. The COMAH Regulations … 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

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