An explosion at a Syncrude oil sands processing site near Fort McMurray has interrupted operations at the facility.
Ryan Bartlett with the Alberta Energy Regulator says the blast happened early Saturday morning at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake site.
Bartlett says in an e-mail that the company reports that all workers are safe, no product has been released and no offsite odours have been
Syncrude spokesman Will Gibson says a fire broke out at the Mildred Lake Base Plant’s upgrading complex and was extinguished by Syncrude
Gibson says there’s no word on what caused the incident, nor is there an estimate on how much damage has been done.
He says only Syncrude employees are being allowed onto the base plant site on Saturday, and the company is asking its contractors to be patient while
it responds to the incident.
“Part of that response will be a thorough investigation and we will release further information when it’s available. The safety of the people at
our site is our top priority,” Gibson said.
5 now confirmed dead in the new explosion in shandong ( the control of information about this new blast is being very very tightly managed )
CONROE-Explosions and a fire that rocked an oilfield drilling chemical company Friday apparently caused no injuries and by evening as the flames were
extinguished investigators began to figure out what caused the disaster.
The explosions, first reported around 4:45 p.m. Friday at the 4300 block of South Loop 336 East, sent shockwaves across the area with billowing black
smoke visible for miles. The ensuing fire burned down two metal warehouses used to store chemicals for Conroe-based oilfield drilling products
manufacturer DrillChem Drilling Solutions.
"This is the first fire of this size that I've seen in a facility like this in my 14 years in Conroe," said Conroe Fire Marshal Mike Legoudes "It's
In a statement late Friday, Brandon Hayes, CEO of DrillChem Drilling said: "The facility was empty at the time of the fire and we are thankful that no
injuries have been reported. We are working closely with local authorities to determine the cause of the fire and assess the extent of the damage.
Guam - More fallout from the explosion earlier at Cabras 3&4, as the Guam Coast Guard, along with other agencies, were dispatched to help with a
reported oil spill.
Three men were injured, one of them critically, after an explosion and flash fire Monday morning at an oil facility in Wyoming.
A conflagration has engulfed Kuwait’s Shuaiba oil refinery, forcing the strategic facility to stop operations, according to the country's oil
An official at state refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has confirmed that Monday's fire led to the total shutdown of the Shuaiba
facility, but said the incident had no casualties.
Kuwait’s official KUNA agency quoted Ahmed al-Jemaz, the acting chief executive of the KNPC, as saying that the fire broke out in the heavy oil unit
of the refinery. Jemaz said all employees were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
No official statement has been issued on the potential cause of the incident while the KNPC officials were tightlipped on when the refinery would
resume operations again.
An explosion has occurred at an oil depot near an oil refinery in Kremechnuk (Poltava region).
According to the city directorate of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the explosion took place in a reservoir filled with leftover residual
"There are no victims. The reasons for what happened are being established," the emergency service reported.
MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos has recovered from a sharp dip in production caused by an offshore accident earlier
this year, but the nation’s sole producer of crude oil is still likely to miss an already reduced target for the year, recent company data
Oil production in August was about 2.26 million barrels a day, figures released late Monday show. Output had fallen to 2.2 million barrels a day after
an April explosion and fire at an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico idled Abkatún oil and gas processing station, cutting output from March’s
2.32 million barrels a day.
PanARMENIAN.Net - Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline exlpoded in eastern Turkey, Anadolu Agency reports.
Local governor Gunay Ozdemir said the blast occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, Aug 4, in the Sarikamis district of Kars province; gas flow was
cut in Yagbasan village for safety reasons.
"An investigation is underway into the explosion and the necessary measures have been taken," AA quoted Ozdemir as saying.
Last week, the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline was attacked in southeastern Sirnak province, probably by militants from Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Afghanistan: Explosions at Gas Terminal Kill 11; 2 NATO Soldiers Shot
In Afghanistan, a series of explosions at a gas terminal in the western city of Herat have killed 10 children and one adult who were living in a
nearby camp for displaced people. Authorities say it is not clear whether the explosions were accidental or the result of an attack
A 106-car BNSF Railway train was carrying oil from the Bakken to a BP refinery in Washington State, but when it reached Culbertson, 22 of the cars
derailed and five began leaking crude.
When the cars derailed, a nearby power line was knocked over — a sure sign of imminent catastrophe.
Of course, train derailments and explosions are not strange occurrences these days. Such derailments have become an all-too-common consequence of
North America's shale oil boom.
A natural gas pipeline near Jackson, Mississippi, burst into flames Wednesday morning, leaving wooded areas burned and a rare image on radar.
The blast spooked nearby residents, who saw the large, orange glow in the pre-dawn sky and began to ask about its origins on social media. Gulf South
Pipeline confirmed the explosion was along a natural gas line east of the Barnett Reservoir, MSNewsNow.com reported.
DURBAN - A key pipeline carrying fuel along the Durban coastline exploded late on Friday night, leaving several people injured and rocking homes and
forcing the evacuation of areas like Merebank.
Sapref lays claim to be the largest crude oil refinery in Southern Africa with 35% of South Africa's refining capacity.