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USA – Fire At Chevron El Segundo Refinery

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USA – Fire At Chevron El Segundo Refinery Oil Refinery A fire that erupted at the West Coast’s largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and … Continue reading

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CSB Releases New Safety Video into 2016 ExxonMobil Fire at Baton Rouge Refinery

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CSB Releases New Safety Video into 2016 ExxonMobil Fire at Baton Rouge Refinery Washington, D.C.  – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released an eight … Continue reading

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India – Firework Factory Explosion Kills 8 Workers & Injures 20

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India – Firework Factory Explosion Kills 8 Workers & Injures 20 An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed eight workers and injured 20 other … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan – At Least Three Killed In Explosion At Gas Processing Plant

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Uzbekistan – At Least Three Killed In Explosion At Gas Processing Plant At least three people were killed and another was hospitalizsed due to gas … Continue reading

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PSA Norway Issues Report Into Hydrocarbon Leak From Åsgard A

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PSA Norway Issues Report Into Hydrocarbon Leak From Åsgard A The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has completed its investigation into a hydrocarbon leak on … Continue reading

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Kuwait – Oil Spill Reported Off Ras al-Zour Area

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Kuwait – Oil Spill Reported Off Ras al-Zour Area Another oil spill was reported on September 19 in the Ras al-Zour area, where the Kuwait … Continue reading

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Iranian Group Suspected Of Hacking Saudi Aviation & Petrochemical Industries

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Iranian Group Suspected Of Hacking Saudi Aviation & Petrochemical Industries A new report by FireEye, a cybersecurity firm, claims that a group of hackers targeting … Continue reading

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Pipeline Blast Kills 5 in Mexico

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Pipeline Blast Kills 5 in Mexico 5 people were killed and five others were injured on August 19 when an illegally tapped oil pipeline exploded … Continue reading

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MSHA – US Mining Deaths Down To Record Low In 2016

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MSHA – US Mining Deaths Down To Record Low In 2016 According to data compiled by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), part of … Continue reading

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Two Workers Killed In Incident At US Power Plant

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Two Workers Killed In Incident At US Power Plant A FirstEnergy spokeswoman said two workers were killed and four others injured at the utility’s Bruce … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – Shahjalal Airport Fire Controlled

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The fire that broke out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday afternoon has been brought under control, reports UNB. Director (Operation) of Fire Service … Continue reading

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China – LPG Explosion Kills Two, Injures 55

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China – LPG Explosion Kills Two, Injures 55 A liquefied petroleum gas canister explosion devastated three restaurants in the eastern China city of Hangzhou on … Continue reading

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Germany – Five People Injured in Explosion at Chemical Facility

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An explosion took place at a chemical facility in the German town of Marl in North Rhine-Westphalia state, according to local media. Five people have … Continue reading

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Pakistan – Five Killed In Kashmir Coal Mine Explosion

Pakistan – Five Killed In Kashmir Coal Mine Explosion A coal mine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has suffered a fatal explosion on August 6 with five … Continue reading

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USA – Fire & Explosion At Gas Plant

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USA – Fire & Explosion At Gas Plant No one was injured Monday night in explosions and a fire at a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, authorities said. Jackson … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines Engine & Wing Catches Fire – Emergency Landing – No Casualties – VIDEO

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Singapore Airlines Engine & Wing Catches Fire – Emergency Landing – No Casualties – VIDEO A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire … Continue reading

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China – 131 Hospitilized by Shangdong Chemical Leak

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China – 131 Hospitilized by Shangdong Chemical Leak A diketene leak at a chemical plant in eastern Shandong Province has sent 131 people to hospital, … Continue reading

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France – Deadly Fire Engulfs Chemical Plant

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France – Deadly Fire Engulfs Chemical Plant A body has reportedly been found in the rubble of a fire at a chemical plant on the … Continue reading

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Myanmar Plane Debris & Bodies Found After Search

A military officer gestures by the wreckage of a Myanmar military aircraft that crashed in an area close to the airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A number of military personnel were feared dead after a small aircraft went down in a field near the airport. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar Plane: Debris & Bodies Found After Search The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with … Continue reading

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Coal Mine Explosion In Northern Iran Kills At Least 35

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Coal Mine Explosion In Northern Iran Kills At Least 35 The Iranian Fars news agency said on May 4 that the death toll in a … Continue reading

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Australia: Major Fire At BHP Pilbara Mine

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Australia: Major Fire At BHP Pilbara Mine One of BHP Billiton’s (AU:BHP) major iron ore operations was hit by a major fire on Thursday, shutting … Continue reading

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US Dust Explosion: Milling Plant Explosion Kills Three

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US Dust Explosion: Milling Plant Explosion Kills Three An explosion and fire on May 31 at the Didion Milling corn mill and ethanol plant in … Continue reading

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PEMEX Fuel Storage Facility Blast Injures Eight

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PEMEX Fuel Storage Facility Blast Injures Eight At least eight people were injured on March 15 by an explosion at a Pemex fuel storage and … Continue reading

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PSA – New Report: How To Define “Worst Credible Process Fire”?

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PSA – New Report: How To Define “Worst Credible Process Fire”? Sintef has been commissioned by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to perform a mapping … Continue reading

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Evacuation From Sakhalin Platform Due To Gas Leak

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Evacuation From Sakhalin Platform Due To Gas Leak Gas leak was detected from Lunskaya-A platform in Lunskoye offshore field on 9 nautical miles from Sakhalin … Continue reading

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Ukraine Ammunition Storage Facility Fire Causes Evacuation Of 20,000

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Ukraine Ammunition Storage Facility Fire Causes Evacuation Of 20,000 https://youtu.be/6dX2HOo_gms Around 20,000 people have been evacuated from the area around the Balakliia ammunition storage facility … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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

Brazil Chem Blast

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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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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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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Saudi Aramco Fire Injures 8

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Saudi Aramco Fire Injures 8 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — State-owned Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil production company, says eight of its workers have … Continue reading

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Statoil To Improve Helicopter Safety Following Fatal Crash

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Statoil To Improve Helicopter Safety Following Fatal Crash Statoil has vowed to improve helicopter safety following the release of an investigation into a fatal helicopter … Continue reading

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Statoil Reports Aasgard B Platform Fire

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Statoil Reports Aasgard B Platform Fire A small fire which occurred on the Aasgard B platform offshore Norway on Sunday was quickly dealt with, a … Continue reading

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Ship Channel Closed After Tanker Fire, Fuel Spill

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Ship Channel Closed After Tanker Fire, Fuel Spill DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — A portion of the Houston Ship Channel is closed to all traffic … Continue reading

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Romania – Refinery Fire One Killed, Three Injured

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Romania – One killed, Three Injured Refinery Fire Romania’s Rompetrol Rafinare Petromidia refinery is operating at reduced capacity after an explosion in its vacuum distillation … Continue reading

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Malaysia – Petronas Chemicals Two Killed By Ammonia Leak At Plant

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Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals says two killed by ammonia leak at plant An ammonia leak at a Petronas plant in Sipitang in the eastern Malaysian state … Continue reading

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Scientists Discover New Kind of Fire That Could Help Clean Oil Spills – Video

https://youtu.be/oMyhy4oWATg Scientists have identified a new kind of fire which burns more cleanly. According to a recently published study from the University of Maryland, or … Continue reading

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