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DOW BLAST: Mechancial failure to blame for North Andover explosion
Mar 29- A mechanical failure was to blame for last year's explosion at the Dow Chemical plant that injured four.
Syncrude brings forward maintenance at oil sands plant after fire
Mar 27- Syncrude Canada has brought forward an eight-week turnaround at its oil sands plant in northern Alberta after a fire two weeks ago damaged the facility and forced a cut in crude production, majority-owner Suncor Energy said on Monday.
Line failure, naphtha leak caused explosion at Syncrude upgrader, company says
Mar 15- A fire and explosion on Tuesday at Syncrude's Mildred Lake oilsands upgrader that seriously injured one worker was caused by a mechanical failure, company officials say.
International Paper: Off-gases caused major plant explosion
Mar 10- International Paper released preliminary findings from the explosion that caused $50 million worth of damages to the Cantonment plant.
Korean contractor takes responsibility for power plant explosion in southern Vietnam
Mar 9- Vietnam's state-owned power provider, EVN said chimney welders caused the explosion that severely injured them both.
Enforcement lawsuit filed against Pasadena refinery
Mar 7- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed an enforcement suit to hold a polluting Pasadena refinery responsible for repeated violations of Texas environmental protection laws.
Norwalk’s Emcor in suit over 2010 explosion
Mar 2- A company on the hook for damages in a 2010 explosion is attempting to hold Norwalk-based Emcor Group responsible for a portion of its liability, claiming delays by a subsidiary contributed to the incident.
Tightened EPA chemical safety regs at risk
Feb 28- Environmental health advocates are pressing Sen. Mitch McConnell to make sure Congress doesn't throw out new chemical safety rules that were adopted in the waning days of the Obama administration.
Carbonear man charged in refinery explosion
Feb 28- Clarenville RCMP have laid two charges against a Carbonear man following an incident at North Atlantic Refining’s Come By Chance facility in early October.
Wood Group fined $9.5 million following fatal West Delta 32 oil platform explosion and fire
Feb 27- Oil industry services company Wood Group PSN will pay $9.5 million in penalties for safety violations and pollution relating to the November 2012 West Delta 32 oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico which killed three workers.
Explosion at Kansas gas plant still under investigation
Feb 24- Investigators continue to investigate the cause of the explosion at the OneOk plant, 777 Avenue Y in rural Rice County. The Kansas Highway Patrol was asked to take aerial photos of the scene.
Workplace death at Covington paper mill caused by explosion, investigation finds
Feb 24- An accident that killed a subcontractor employee at the WestRock Co. plant in Covington last October was caused by an explosion, an investigation by state regulators has determined.
Germany's BASF 'cautious' after challenging 2016
Feb 24- German chemicals giant BASF on Friday said it expects higher oil prices to push up earnings this year after a challenging 2016, when its main Ludwigshafen plant was hit by a deadly explosion.
Radioactive particles are detected in the air across Europe – and scientists are baffled
Feb 21- Norwegian observers suspect the particles may have originated in Eastern Europe – possibly in an accident at a nuclear plant, but more likely in an accident at a chemical plant manufacturing iodine for medical use.
Investigation planned for repeated explosions at Torrance oil refinery
Feb 20- Smog regulators said they are "very disappointed" with repeated explosions and fires at the Torrance Refining Company, and announced plans for a hearing to investigate smog coming from a series of explosions at the gasoline refinery.
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