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Explosion at Shell Moerdijk caused by excess pressure: report
Sep 18- The explosion last June at Shell’s manufacturing plant in Moerdijk that left two people injured, was caused by excess pressure in a reactor, an internal investigation has shown.
Insurers face mega claim for Bathinda Refinery fire
Sep 10- Insurance companies including New India Assurance, General Insurance Corporation are staring at a hit of Rs 650 crore from a fire that broke out at Mittal-Hindustan Petroleum refinery in Bathinda.
BP could face extra $18bn in fines for Gulf of Mexico disaster after US gross negligence judgement
Sep 5- BP could face a further $18bn (£11bn) in fines after being found guilty of gross negligence for the Macondo well blowout that killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon rig and led to millions of barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Chevron to pay $278,000 for Richmond refinery air violations
Sep 4- Chevron has agreed to pay $278,000 to regulators for air-quality violations at its Richmond refinery unrelated to the destructive 2012 fire at the plant.
BP Share Price Falls on News of Fire at Whiting Refinery
Sep 2- BP plc’s (BP - Analyst Report) share price fell 0.2% following the news of its largest U.S. refinery, at Whiting, IN, having caught fire. However, there was negligible impact on production, which commenced immediately the next day.
Chemical Safety Board Chief Warns of Deadly Factory Explosions
Sep 2- The embattled chairman of the independent Chemical Safety Board took to the pages of the New York Times last week to step up pressure on federal workplace health regulators to issue a new rule on dangerous dust.
‘Hot Work’ Near Tank Cited in Report on Mississippi Fish Plant Explosion
Aug 27- A fatal explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi Coast happened when sparks ignited a volatile mixture in a tank, safety officials said this week.
Gas leak lands Shell safety warning
Aug 27- Shell has been served with a serious safety warning by UK authorities following a gas leak on its Brent Bravo platform in the northern North Sea.
ExxonMobil agrees to $1.4m spill fine
Aug 26- A unit of US supermajor ExxonMobil has agreed to a pay a $1.4 million fine for a 2012 oil spill in Louisiana, the US Department of Justice said.
CSB releases incident report for Tesoro's Martinez refinery
Aug 25- Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro Corp.'s 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., ...
Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
Aug 23- A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.
YPF Mendoza refinery PD climbs to $180mn
Aug 22- Willis has estimated that a fire and explosion at an Argentinian tank farm this year has cost the downstream energy industry $180mn in physical damage (PD) alone.
Loose pipe fittings blamed for sulfuric acid spill at Tesoro’s Martinez refinery
Aug 20- The US Chemical Safety Board released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California, concluding that a sulfuric acid spill on February 12, 2014, resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint.
EPA investigates Tyson’s chemical pollution accident in Missouri
Aug 15- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new a criminal investigation into a chemical spill in Monett, Mo. from a wastewater facility operated by Tyson Foods. If the EPA charges Tyson Foods, the company could face fines and loss of lucrative government contracts.
Feds Close Probe of Refinery Blast That Killed 7
Aug 15- The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.
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