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Korea Takes Responsibility For Power Plant Explosion In Vietnam

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Korea Takes Responsibility For Power Plant Explosion In Vietnam Vietnam’s state-owned power provider, EVN said chimney welders caused the explosion that severely injured them both. … Continue reading

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USA – Chlorine Gas Leak Occurs At Olin Chemical Plant

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USA – Chlorine Gas Leak Occurs At Olin Chemical Plant Exactly one month to the day after a massive chlorine leak at the Olin Corporation … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Coal Mine Explosion In Kills Eight

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Ukraine – Coal Mine Explosion In Kills Eight On March 1, a methane explosion killed at least eight coal miners and injured six others some … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker & Crew

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Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker & Crew MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker earlier this week after five years … Continue reading

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USA – Fire Extinguished at Motiva Refinery

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USA – Fire Extinguished at Motiva Refinery HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire was extinguished at Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] 235,000 barrel per day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, … Continue reading

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USA – Fire at Lyondellbasell Refinery

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USA – Fire at Lyondellbasell Refinery HOUSTON Firefighters responded to a fire at the LyondellBasell refinery in east Houston on Wednesday. The fire started at … Continue reading

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Six Killed In Explosion At Indian Ammonia Storage Facility

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Six Killed In Explosion At Indian Ammonia Storage Facility Six people were killed, eight injured and others are feared trapped when a cold storage facility … Continue reading

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Trump Budget Would Eliminate US Chemical Safety Board

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Trump Budget Would Eliminate US Chemical Safety Board The Trump administration’s budget blueprint would scrap the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency … Continue reading

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China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea

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China Rescues 13 From Burning Oil Tanker In East China Sea BEIJING, March 20 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities rescued 13 people from oil tanker Xinglongzhou 569 that … Continue reading

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Canada – Fire At Syncrude Oil Sands Site Extinguished After Two Days

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Canada – Fire At Syncrude Oil Sands Site Extinguished After Two Days CALGARY, Alberta, March 16 (Reuters) – The fire at Syncrude Canada’s oil sands … Continue reading

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US Pipeline Regulator Orders Action Over Leaking Alaska Gas Pipeline

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US Pipeline Regulator Orders Action Over Leaking Alaska Gas Pipeline The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued a proposed order that … Continue reading

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Chinese Coal Mine Caves In, Killing 9

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Chinese coal mine caves in, killing 9 workers BEIJING (AP) — The partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China has left nine people … Continue reading

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Firefighter Collapses, 3 Killed In Chemical Fume Leak

Firefighter collapses, 3 workers killed in chemical fume leak A firefighter who tried to rescue three road workers trapped underground remains in the hospital in … Continue reading

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4 Rescued in Gulf of Mexico Oil Fire

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4 Rescued in Gulf of Mexico Oil Fire The Coast Guard and crew members of surrounding vessels were responding to a pre-dawn fire on an … Continue reading

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ADNOC Ruwais Refinery Fire

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ADNOC Ruwais Refinery Fire Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has shut half the capacity at its 800,000 barrels-per-day Ruwais refinery after a fire there last week, … Continue reading

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At Least 10 Killed in Mine Collapse in Eastern India

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At Least 10 Killed in Mine Collapse in Eastern India PATNA, India (AP) — A coal mine collapse in eastern India killed at least 10 … Continue reading

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Pemex Refinery Gas Release Kills One, Injures Two

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Pemex refinery gas release kills one, injures two Mexico’s state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said a worker has been killed in a chemical accident … Continue reading

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Rio – Fire At Petrobras Refinery

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Fire reported at Petrobras refinery in Rio Jan 18 Fire was reported on Wednesday at the Reduc refinery in the state of Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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USA – Six Injured Power Station Explosion

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Six injured in Ohio power station explosion Six people were injured on January 10 in an explosion at a power station near Aberdeen, Ohio, upriver … Continue reading

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Iran: 30 Firefighters Killed In Tehran Building Collapse – Video

Iran: 30 firefighters killed in Tehran building collapse – Video Crews were battling the blaze at a high-rise building in Iran when it collapsed live … Continue reading

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CSB Hold Jan 25 Public Business Meeting

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CSB will hold Jan 25 Public Business Meeting The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 25, 2017, … Continue reading

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Report: More Than 300 Convicted Over Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims

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Report: More Than 300 Convicted Over Fraudulent BP Oil Spill Claims In the nearly seven years since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion, BP paid billions … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas UK Publishes New Guidelines For Use Of Drones Offshore

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Oil & Gas UK publishes new guidelines for use of drones offshore A new publication to help guide the growing use offshore of unmanned aerial … Continue reading

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East China Factory Explosion – 12 Confirmed Dead

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East China Factory Explosion – 12 Confirmed Dead A total of 12 missing people were killed in an explosion on November 8 at a factory … Continue reading

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Explosion At Brazil Chemical Factory Injures 16

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Explosion At Brazil Chemical Factory Injures 16 An explosion in an aerosol factory on the outskirts of Sao Paulo injured at least 16 people, according … Continue reading

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Oil Worker Dies Following Congo Platform Fire

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Oil Worker Dies Following Congo Platform Fire An oil and gas worker has died after a fire occurred on the Foukanda platform, located offshore the … Continue reading

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Road Tanker Explosion Fatalities rise to 80 – 160 Injured

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Road Tanker Explosion Fatalities rise to 80 – 160 Injured Some 80 people died and a further 160 were injured in an explosion and fire … Continue reading

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Dust Explosion At Korean Chemical Plant Kills One, Injures Four

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Dust Explosion At Korean Chemical Plant Kills One, Injures Four A dust explosion in a silo at the Star Chemical company plant in the city … Continue reading

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Third China Mine Explosion In A Week Brings Death Toll To 60

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Third China Mine Explosion In A Week Brings Death Toll To 60 Seven coal miners are confirmed dead and another four still missing after a … Continue reading

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Massive Fire At ENI Refinery In Northern Italy

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Massive Fire At ENI Refinery In Northern Italy A fire broke out at the Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery near Pavia just before 4pm local time … Continue reading

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Four Citically Injured In Fire At ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Refinery

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Four Citically Injured In Fire At ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge Refinery Four people were in critical condition after a fire at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton … Continue reading

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Norway To Investigate Oil Industry Safety After Accidents Rise

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Norway To Investigate Oil Industry Safety After Accidents Rise STAVANGER, Norway, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Norway will appoint a public commission to look into the … Continue reading

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JOIFF International FEHM Conference Report

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The first JOIFF International Fire & Explosion Hazard Management Conference took place on 3rd & 4th November 2016 at the Corinthia Hotel, St Georges Bay, … Continue reading

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CSB Investigators Deploying to Fire at ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA

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CSB Investigators Deploying to Fire at ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA Washington DC, November 23, 2016 – A three person investigative team from the … Continue reading

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Fire at PBF Energy Refinery In Torrance

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Fire at PBF Energy Refinery In Torrance A fire broke out Tuesday at the troubled PBF Energy-owned refinery in Torrance, the latest in a series … Continue reading

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One Dead, 7 Injured in Albanian Refinery Blast

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One dead, seven injured in Albanian refinery blast A large explosion and fire killed a worker and injured seven others at the ARMO refinery in … Continue reading

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Fourth Person Dies After Blast at BASF

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Fourth Person Dies After Blast at BASF BERLIN (AP) — Chemical giant BASF says another person has died from injuries sustained in an explosion at … Continue reading

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At least 33 killed in China coal mine blast

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At least 33 killed in China coal mine blast At least 15 people were killed and 20 others trapped underground after a gas explosion on … Continue reading

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Five killed in China Power Plant Blast

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Five killed in east China power plant blast Five people died and six were injured in an explosion at a thermal power plant in east … Continue reading

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases 2017 to 2021 Strategic Plan

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases 2017 to 2021 Strategic Plan Washington, DC, – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released its 2017–2021 Strategic Plan. … Continue reading

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UK Chemical Company Fined $5 Million After Release Of Fatal Toxic Vapour Cloud

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UK chemical company fined $5 million after release of fatal toxic vapour cloud On November 8, Cristal Pigment UK was sentenced to fines of £3 … Continue reading

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One Worker Died & Two Injured In Explosion On Tanker

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One Worker Died & Two Injured In Explosion On Tanker One dockworker died after explosion and fire on board of product tanker Istana V at … Continue reading

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Tianjin Chemical Blast: China Jails 49 for Disaster

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Tianjin chemical blast: China jails 49 for disaster A Chinese court has handed a suspended death sentence to the head of a chemical factory for … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s PDVSA Announces Major Oil Spill

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Venezuela’s PDVSA announces major oil spill Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA said on November 7 that an east of Caracas had polluted drinking water supplies … Continue reading

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UK – Oil Platform Shut Down After Leak

UK – Oil Platform Shut Down After Leak BP has shut down one of its oil platforms, about 75km to the west of Shetland, because … Continue reading

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Report: Chemical Accidents Have Killed Nearly 200 People in China This Year

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Report: Chemical Accidents Have Killed Nearly 200 People in China This Year A recently released reported has revealed a grim statistic about the state of … Continue reading

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Chevron Recovers Part Of Angola Helicopter Crash Wreckage

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Chevron Recovers Part Of Angola helicopter Crash Wreckage Part of the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed off the coast of Angola last week has been … Continue reading

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China Invests Heavily To Extinguish Coal Seam Fires

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China Invests Heavily To Extinguish Coal Seam Fires The National Development and Reform Commission of China earmarked 259 million yuan (39 million U.S. dollars) to … Continue reading

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Settlement Reached In Damages From Exxon’s Yellowstone Spill

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Settlement Reached In Damages From Exxon’s Yellowstone Spill BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State and federal officials say they have a settlement with Exxon Mobil over … Continue reading

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Indonesia – Fire Extinguished At Cilacap Refinery

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Pertamina says fire extinguished at Cilacap refinery JAKARTA Oct 5 – A fire at Pertamina’s Cilacap refinery in Indonesia shortly after midday on Wednesday has … Continue reading

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