Monthly Archives: December 2015

Shell To Face Nigeria Oil Spill Lawsuit

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A Dutch judge has ruled that a court in the Netherlands should hear a case against Royal Dutch Shell brought by four Nigerian farmers. The … Continue reading

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Thirty Presumed Dead: Azeri Gas Wells Still Burning, Platform Fire Controlled

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After nearly two weeks, emergency teams finally extinguished several oil well fires that were sparked by a deadly platform blaze in the Azerbaijani portion of … Continue reading

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Zhejiang Explosion: Another Massive Blast at Chemical Plant Rocks China

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Zhejiang Explosion: Another Massive Blast at Chemical Plant Rocks China Another explosion at a chemical plant has rocked China’s Zhejiang province The blaze was said … Continue reading

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19 Coal Miners Trapped in Northeast China Are Presumed Dead – Video

19 Coal Miners Trapped in Northeast China Are Presumed Dead – Video http://nyti.ms/1Ykhs2X BEIJING — Nineteen coal miners trapped for more than 24 hours after … Continue reading

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Fire Onboard Petrojarl FPSO Blamed On Procedures

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Fire Onboard Petrojarl FPSO Blamed On Procedures A fire that broke out on a Norwegian offshore FPSO, was caused by a mixture of design errors … Continue reading

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India – Man Dies After Being Sucked Into Jet Aircraft Engine

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Airport and airline authorities in India on Thursday began investigating the death of a technician who was sucked into an aircraft … Continue reading

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6 Still Missing After Chemical Tanker Collision

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6 Still Missing After Chemical Tanker Collision (AP) — Six Filipino crewmen were missing Thursday after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Area Grows In Aftermath “Gunashli” Accident

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On December 13, a satellite imagery of the disaster area was conducted. According to satellite images, the area of ​​the oil spill after the accident … Continue reading

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USA – 11 Injured at Chemical Plant Accident

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Eleven contract workers were injured Tuesday in a boiler accident at chemical manufacturer Axiall Corp.’s Natrium plant in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, the company said. … Continue reading

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Offshore Platform Gas Leak Sees Total Charged

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Offshore Platform Gas Leak Sees Total Charged Total have been charged by UK courts over a offshore gas leak, onboard the North Sea Elgin platform, … Continue reading

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Fukushima Chief: “No Textbook” For Cleanup

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Fukushima Chief: “No Textbook” For Cleanup The man leading the daunting task of dealing with the Fukushima nuclear plant that sank into meltdowns in northeastern … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Pemex Says Five Workers Hurt In Oil Refinery Fire

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Mexico’s Pemex Says Five Workers Hurt In Oil Refinery Fire Five workers were hurt when a fire broke out at the Lazaro Cardenas refinery in … Continue reading

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China Factory Gas Leak In Shandong Kills 10 People

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China Factory Gas Leak In Shandong Kills 10 People A gas leak at a stainless steel factory in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong has … Continue reading

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Texas Tornado Levels Halliburton Chemical Plant

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Texas Tornado Levels Halliburton Chemical Plant Chemical spill, gas leaks reported after massive tornado levels Texas Halliburton plant Emergency crews are working to contain a … Continue reading

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Cyanide Levels ‘356 times higher than permitted’ Found At Tianjin Blast Site – Chinese Official

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Cyanide Levels ‘356 times higher than permitted’ Found At Tianjin Blast Site – Chinese Official Staggeringly high cyanide levels have been found at the Tianjin … Continue reading

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Six Bodies Recovered From Azerbaijan’s Blaze Hit Gunashli Oil Platform – Video

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Six Bodies Recovered From Azerbaijan’s Blaze Hit Gunashli Oil Platform – Video https://youtu.be/phtulQvMmjg The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar) has recovered a … Continue reading

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BP Well-Site Managers’ Spill GOM Manslaughter Case Dropped

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BP Well-Site Managers’ Spill Manslaughter Case Dropped (Bloomberg) — Federal prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against BP Plc’s two top employees on the doomed oil rig … Continue reading

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Blast Causes Massive Fire At Chemical Plant In China

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Blast Causes Massive Fire At Chemical Plant In China A blast has been reported at a pesticide plant in the city of Jilin, Jilin Province … Continue reading

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Gulf Oil Spill: Judge Fines Minority Owner $159M

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge says a minority owner of the well that spewed 130 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of … Continue reading

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E2S introduces SIL 2 certified BEx alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons

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E2S introduces SIL 2 certified BEx alarm horn sounders and Xenon strobe beacons E2S Warning Signals, the leading independent audible and visual warning signals manufacturer, … Continue reading

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (ADR) Officials Jailed Over 2013 Pipeline Blast

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China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (ADR) Officials Jailed Over 2013 Pipeline Blast China court sent 14 officials to jail today over pipeline explosion that happened … Continue reading

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Workers Escape Serious Injury After Refinery Explosion

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Only minor injuries reported, cause of explosion still unknown REEVES COUNTY, TX – More than 250 oil workers escaped injury Thursday morning after an explosion … Continue reading

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Brazil Sues BHP Billiton, Vale and Samarco For $7.2 billion Over Mine Disaster

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Brazil Sues BHP Billiton, Vale and Samarco For $7.2 billion Over Mine Disaster Brazil’s government has filed a $7.2 billion lawsuit against mining company Samarco … Continue reading

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Video Reportedly Shows Clear View of Chemical Plant Explosion in China

Video Reportedly Shows Clear View of Chemical Plant Explosion in China Video uploaded to YouTube last week purports to show a massive explosion at a … Continue reading

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Steel Factory Gas Leak Kills 10, Injures 7 in Eastern China

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Steel Factory Gas Leak Kills 10, Injures 7 in Eastern China At least ten people have been killed and seven more injured following a gas … Continue reading

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DOJ Charges Three Individuals, Firms For Fatal 2012 Offshore Platform Accident

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DOJ Charges Three Individuals, Firms For Fatal 2012 Offshore Platform Accident Three firms and three individuals were charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on … Continue reading

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EPA Investigating ExxonMobil For Understating Torrance Refinery Risk

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EPA Investigating ExxonMobil For Understating Risk The EPA has become the latest government agency to launch an investigation into the ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery. The environmental … Continue reading

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IAEA Publishes New Nuclear Emergency Preparedness Standards

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IAEA Publishes New Emergency Preparedness Standards New safety requirements on nuclear emergency preparedness and response published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) incorporate lessons … Continue reading

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Pemex Refinery Blast Injures At Least Eight

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Pemex Refinery Blast Injures At Least Eight A blaze at Mexico’s largest refinery on Tuesday injured at least eight people and forced some staff to be … Continue reading

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In California Gas Line Explosion

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In California Gas Line Explosion BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A heavy equipment operator was killed after puncturing a natural gas line … Continue reading

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Russian Oil Tanker Grounded & Leaking In North Pacific

Workers remove crude oil along the shoreline during a clean up operation after the tanker Nadezhda, left, hit a reef during a storm on Saturday near the port city of Nevelsk, about 90 kilometres (56 miles) south west of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks, carrying 786 tons of fuel oil and diesel fuel. (AP Photo/Sergey Krasnoukhov)

Workers remove crude oil along the shoreline during a clean up operation after the tanker Nadezhda, left, hit a reef during a storm on Saturday … Continue reading

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