Monthly Archives: October 2015

Russia’s Rosneft Says Fire at Yugansk Reservoir Localised but Not Out

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MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Oil output at Yuganskneftegaz, Rosneft’s largest oil producing unit, has not been affected by a fire at a reservoir, the company said … Continue reading

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Ex-Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Confirmed to Have Cancer

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TOKYO (AP) — A man in his 40s who worked at the Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 disaster is the first person confirmed to have … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Worker Dies in Accident

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WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A crew member on a Gulf of Mexico oil rig contracted by Chevron Corp was killed in an accident, the company said … Continue reading

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22 dead, 8 Trapped After Blast In Chinese Mine

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22 dead, 8 Trapped After Blast In Chinese Mine BEIJING — A gas explosion in a coal mine has killed twenty two miners and left … Continue reading

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CSB Approves Final Investigation Report and Video from 2009 Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum Terminal Facility in Puerto Rico

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Washington, D.C., October 21, 2015 – The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today voted on the final investigation report into the 2009 massive explosion at … Continue reading

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Fuel Storage Tank Explodes – 3 Firefighters Hurt

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A fire at an Owasso rock quarry caused a fuel tank at the site to explode, injuring three firefighters and sending two to the hospital. … Continue reading

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PSA Investigate Statfjord Oil Spill

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PSA Investigate Statfjord Oil Spill Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority is to investigate last week’s oil spill from Statoil’s Statfjord A platform tanker. The spill, reported … Continue reading

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Mexico – Abkatun Offshore Explosion Findings Released

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Mexico’s official findings have been released into the fatal Abkatun-A Permanente platform explosion that killed seven offshore oil and gas workers. The explosion occurred on … Continue reading

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Families of Three Firefighters Agree on Settlement for 2013 Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

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Families of Three Firefighters Agree on Settlement for 2013 Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion The families of three firefighters who were killed in the April 17th, … Continue reading

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USA – Gas Facility Explosion Leaves 3 Dead

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USA – Gas Facility Explosion Leaves 3 Dead An explosion at a Louisiana natural gas facility Thursday left three workers dead and two seriously injured, … Continue reading

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China – 9 Killed in Blast at Chemical Plant

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BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China on Wednesday killed nine people and injured two others, officials and news reports … Continue reading

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Bosnia – 4 Coal Miners Dead, 2 Injured in Accident

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Bosnia – 4 Coal Miners Dead, 2 Injured in Accident KAKANJ, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A spokesman for a Bosnian coal mine says four miners died … Continue reading

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MSA’s ALTAIR® 5X Multi-Gas Detector Now with PID and Bluetooth

MSA’s ALTAIR® 5X Multi-Gas Detector Now with PID and Bluetooth MSA’s ALTAIR 5X Multi-gas detector for simultaneous detection of up to six gases offers a … Continue reading

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Apollo Fire Detectors – ED BROWNING APPOINTED AS SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR EMEA

Apollo Fire Detectors – the world-leading independent fire detection manufacturer – has further strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Ed Browning as Sales … Continue reading

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Pemex says evacuated 85 workers after gas leak at Mexico platform

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Pemex says evacuated 85 workers after gas leak at Mexico platform Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex said on Tuesday that it was working to control … Continue reading

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Brazil – Fire Breaks out Onboard Offshore Supply Vessel

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Brazil – Fire Breaks out Onboard Offshore Supply Vessel A fire has broken out onboard an offshore platform supply vessel (PSV), the Skandi Stolmen, off … Continue reading

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CSB Probe: Safety Problems at DuPont Plant Where 4 Died

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CSB Probe: Safety Problems at DuPont Plant Where 4 Died A federal investigation into a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area chemical plant … Continue reading

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41 hospitalized after chemical plant leak in central China

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41 hospitalized after chemical plant leak in central China ZHENGZHOU, — Forty-one people have been hospitalized after a synthetic ammonia leak at a chemical plant … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil Fined $2.6 million For Spill

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ExxonMobil Fined $2.6 million For Spill The ExxonMobil Pipeline Company was hit with a $2.63 million civil penalty on Thursday from the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Blaze Put Out At Shell Chemical Plant

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Blaze put out at Shell chemical plant A small fire was quickly extinguished Tuesday night at a Hexion Inc resin processing plant within Royal Dutch … Continue reading

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Nigeria – Offshore Helicopter Crashes Killing Four Two Missing

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Nigeria – Offshore Helicopter Crashes Killing Four Two Missing A helicopter carrying 10 offshore oil workers has crashed on its return journey, killing at least … Continue reading

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China – Chemical plant blast injures 7

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China – Chemical plant blast injures 7 HANGZHOU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Seven workers were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in Zhejiang … Continue reading

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DuPont to Pay $724K After Explosion That Killed Worker

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DuPont to Pay $724K After Explosion That Killed Worker DuPont has agreed to pay $724,000 to settle Clean Air Act violations that contributed to a … Continue reading

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USA – 4 Workers Hurt in Explosion at Chemical Plant

USA – 4 Workers Hurt in Explosion at Chemical Plant Police say four workers are being treated for burns after an explosion and fire at … Continue reading

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Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks After Colliding With Gas Tanker

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Dutch Cargo Ship Sinks After Colliding With Gas Tanker A Dutch cargo ship sank off the Belgian coast after colliding with a gas tanker early … Continue reading

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Norway’s Safety Regulator Slam Conoco Over Eldfisk Oil Spill

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Norway’s Safety Regulator Slam Conoco Over Eldfisk Oil Spill Norway’s offshore safety regulator, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), have released their report into the 2014 … Continue reading

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Spectrex – To Detect and Protect

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weather conditions, such as in the North Sea or Alaska. Although a different area of the world, similar tough surroundings are faced at the other … Continue reading

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USA – EPA To Toughen Refinery Emissions Rules

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Federal regulators on Tuesday announced plans to reduce emissions from petroleum refineries. The regulations, once fully implemented in 2018, will reduce toxic air pollutants by … Continue reading

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India – 2 Killed in Chemical Unit Blast

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India – 2 Killed in Chemical Unit Blast VISAKHAPATNAM: Two died and five workers were injured when a chemical reactor ripped open due to high … Continue reading

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USA – Report – Refinery Explosion Could Have Been Much Worse

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When part of the ExxonMobil refinery blew up in February south of Los Angeles, smoke filled the sky and ash rained down on nearby neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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Report Slams FAA Response to Fire at Air Traffic Facility

Report Slams FAA Response to Fire at Air Traffic Facility The Federal Aviation Administration had insufficient contingency plans and security protocols in place at a … Continue reading

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Philippines – Valenzuela – 3 Injured After Fire Hits Chemical Storage

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Philippines – Valenzuela – 3 Injured After Fire Hits Chemical Storage Three workers were injured, two of them critically, after fire broke out at warehouse … Continue reading

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PSA – Report – RNNP: Acute Spills 2001 – 2014

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The Trends in risk level in the petroleum activity – Acute spills (RNNP-AU) report for 2014 shows that targeted safety work is a prerequisite for … Continue reading

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CEO in Deadliest US Mine Accident in 4 Decades Facing Trial

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CEO in Deadliest US Mine Accident in 4 Decades Facing Trial Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship hits the courtroom for a criminal trial Thursday, … Continue reading

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USA – 3 Groups Will Use $5.9M to Train Firefighters For Oil Trains

USA – 3 Groups Will Use $5.9M to Train Firefighters For Oil Trains Three groups will receive $5.9 million in federal grants to train first … Continue reading

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CSB Board Approves The DuPont La Porte Interim Recommendations With A Unanimous Vote

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CSB Board Approves The DuPont La Porte Interim Recommendations With A Unanimous Vote. Click this link to read the CSB’s DuPont La Porte interim recommendations

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