Tag: Explosion

Crude oil barge explodes off Texas coast, 1 dead, one missing

Crude oil barge explodes off Texas coast, 1 dead, one missing

Oil barge explodes off Corpus Christi One crew member is dead and another is missing after a fire and explosion aboard a barge carrying about 133,000 barrels of crude oil early on Friday morning off the Texas coast. The US Coast Guard reports the explosion occurred at about 4:30 a.m., when the barge was in […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
N.L. government ignoring union’s safety warning at refinery

N.L. government ignoring union’s safety warning at refinery

Operators suspended after not signing safe-work permits they believed hazardous The union representing North Atlantic Refining Limited employees is calling out the provincial government for ignoring concerns reminiscent of the troubling conditions leading up to a fatal explosion at the Come By Chance refinery in 1998, according to a press release. “Our concerns over health […]

By September 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Arkema SA expects more fires after two explosions at flooded plant

Arkema SA expects more fires after two explosions at flooded plant

Arkema explosions early Thursday morning Two explosions occurred at the Arkema SA chemical plant located in Crosby Texas, 25 miles northeast of Houston, early Thursday morning. The explosions occurred after cooling systems to keep volatile chemicals in the plant stable failed due to flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  On Wednesday, the company warned […]

By August 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
One worker injured in Syncrude fire at Mildred Lake Upgrader

One worker injured in Syncrude fire at Mildred Lake Upgrader

Employees evacuated following Syncrude fire The worker injured at the Syncrude fire at the company’s upgrader plant located north of Fort McMurray is reported to be hospitalized in serious, but stable condition. The fire occurred on Tuesday afternoon at about 2 p.m. after an explosion rocked the Mildred Lake Upgrader.  Officials say emergency crews were able […]

By March 15, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Iraq pipeline explosion triggered by bombs kills one, injures two

Iraq pipeline explosion triggered by bombs kills one, injures two

Iraq pipeline explosion near Kirkuk KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Four bombs went off on Saturday near a minor pipeline from an oilfield close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, security and oil industry sources said. The pipeline delivers crude from the Bai Hassan oilfield to a degassing station in Kirkuk, though pumping had […]

By February 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Fire hits California refinery targeted by protest

Fire hits California refinery targeted by protest

No one injured in California refinery explosion Feb 18 (Reuters) – A fire broke out after an explosion on Saturday at a California oil refinery that local residents had planned to protest against later in the day due to concerns over pollution and past accidents. Firefighters in the city of Torrance, near Los Angeles, extinguished […]

By February 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Bombing halts pumping on Colombia’s Cano-Limon oil pipeline

Bombing halts pumping on Colombia’s Cano-Limon oil pipeline

  Cano-Limon attacked by Marxist rebels  BOGOTA, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Pumping operations along Colombia’s second most important oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, was halted due to a bomb attack by rebels from the Marxist ELN group, a high-ranking military official said on Friday. The attack occurred on Thursday in a rural area of northern El […]

By February 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Colonial gasoline line explosion kills one, injures five

Colonial gasoline line explosion kills one, injures five

Colonial gasoline line explosion in Alabama By Devika Krishna Kumar Nov 1 (Reuters) – Colonial Pipeline Co’s main gasoline line, a crucial supply source for the U.S. East Coast, will be shut for at least several days, the company said on Tuesday, after an explosion and fire in Alabama killed one worker and injured five others. […]

By November 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PG&E guilty of federal charges in deadly California blast

PG&E guilty of federal charges in deadly California blast

2010 PG&E explosion in San Bruno killed eight, injured 58 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) – PG&E was found guilty on Tuesday of several federal charges stemming from a natural gas pipeline explosion in California that killed eight people and injured 58 others in 2010, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said. The utility was convicted of […]

By August 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
North Dakota well explosion kills one, injures three

North Dakota well explosion kills one, injures three

Wyoming man killed in North Dakota well explosion June 20 (Reuters) – An oil worker was killed and two others were injured at an explosion at a well owned by an Exxon subsidiary in North Dakota, the Associated Press reported on Monday. Johnny Stassinos, 52, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, died Saturday as a result of […]