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Norwegian Oil, Gas Plants Restart after Ship Collision

Nov 08, 2018

An oil tanker and a Norwegian navy frigate collided off Norway's west coast on Thursday, injuring eight people and triggering the temporary shutdown of a North Sea crude export terminal, Norway's top gas processing plant and several offshore fields.The frigate, which recently took part in a major NATO military exercise, was aground and tilting on one side, live television pictures showed. The Norwegian military was attempting to save the ship…

Fire Reported on Tanker at Sture Terminal

Sep 13, 2019

A fire onboard an oil tanker at Norway's Sture crude export terminal has been put out, the fire service told Reuters on Friday.The fire broke out in the engine room of the Dubai Harmony tanker during loading at the Equinor oil terminal on Norway's west coast…

KY Gasline Erupts in Flames, One Dead

Aug 01, 2019

A natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said.The blast, in Moreland, a community about 40 miles (65 km) south of Lexington…

Exxon Faces Local Lawsuit over Refinery Fire

Aug 01, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday over pollution from a fire at the company's Baytown Olefins Plant, according to an attorney for Harris County, Texas, which filed the suit.The fire was being investigated by federal and state agencies…

Fire Erupts at Exxon's Baytown complex; 37 Hurt

Jul 31, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said it was fighting a fire that erupted on Wednesday at its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex injuring 37 people and sending nearby residents indoors.As many as 37 people were being treated for non-life threatening injuries amid efforts to put out the fire…

Fire burns out of control at Philadelphia refinery

Jun 21, 2019

A fire was burning out of control at an oil refinery in Pennsylvania on Friday morning, a Philadelphia fire department official said, as local media reported a series of explosions on site.NBC Philadelphia said the 'massive' blaze at the 335…

UN Calls for Investigation on Tanker Attacks

Jun 14, 2019

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman.The United States blamed Iran for the attacks on Thursday…

One Dead After Saipem Vessel Blast

May 13, 2019

One of the 14 people injured after an explosion on a pipe-laying vessel in the Caspian Sea operated by Italian oil service group Saipem has died, a Saipem spokeswoman said on Monday.The explosion took place on May 8.'Saipem deeply regrets to…

TX Refineries Cut Output as Spill Curbs Shipping

Mar 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and LyondellBasell Industries cut production on Monday at their Houston-area oil refineries because of shipping disruptions along a waterway affected by a petrochemical fire and spill, according to people familiar with the matter…

Petrobras Refinery Halted After Fire

Dec 04, 2018

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Tuesday it has halted operations at its Abreu and Lima refinery in Pernambuco state after a fire broke out there early in the morning.The fire, which occurred in a tower of the coking unit…

Sture oil export terminal operates as normal

Nov 13, 2018

Norway's Sture oil export terminal was operating as normal on Tuesday despite the nearby sinking of a shipwrecked navy vessel, operator Equinor said.The terminal was shut for several hours last Thursday after the Norwegian frigate collided with an oil tanker near the terminal…

BREAKING: Tanker, Frigate Collision Shuts Down Norwegian Oil, Gas to Europe

Nov 08, 2018

Norway has been forced to close the Sture Oil Terminal near Bergen and has started closing down the nearby Kollsness gas-and-condensate terminal — a lifeline of heating gas to Europe — after an early morning collision between a $440-million frigate and an oil tanker…

Worker Found Dead at Bosnia Oil Refinery Hit by Blast

Oct 10, 2018

The powerful blast that rocked Bosnia's Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine.Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant's oil and gas processing…

Nine People Injured in China Gas Pipeline Blast

Jun 11, 2018

A gas pipeline exploded late on Sunday in China's southwestern province of Guizhou, seriously injuring nine people, official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.The blast occurred on a pipeline owned by PetroChina at Jiangbaying, near Shazi in Guizhou province…

Houthis Attack Saudi Oil Tanker

Apr 04, 2018

An attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen's Houthis will not hit oil supplies, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group said it had targeted a warship in response to an air strike that killed civilians. The Western-backed…

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