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Valero Energy ordered to suspend pipeline operations in Wales
Jan. 9, 2019
Source: Reuters

Valero Energy ordered to suspend pipeline operations in Wales

Citing water contamination issues in Milford Haven, environmental watchdog of Wales, NRW has ordered to suspend two fuel pipelines on the Valero refinery jetty. Valero Energy had reported a product leak into the Milford Haven Waterway, last week. The US-based downstream firm runs the 220,000 barrel per day oil refinery in Pembroke.

Chevron contributes to California Fire relief
Nov. 15, 2018
Source: Business Wire

Chevron contributes to California Fire relief

Oil supermajor, Chevron has announced a $1 million aid to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for wildfires in Northern and Southern California. Chairman and CEO, Chevron, Michael Wirth said, “Our thoughts are with all our neighbours who have been affected by the fires, and we honor all those working to contain them.”

Exxon slammed with lawsuit over climate change
Oct. 25, 2018
Source: Energy Voice

Exxon slammed with lawsuit over climate change

Supermajor, ExxonMobil has been slammed with a new lawsuit by the New York Attorney General. The lawsuit alleges Exxon of misleading investors about its readiness to overcome the financial challenges posed by climate change to their business. The suit follows a three-year legal fight against Exxon. Spokesman for Exxon, referring to the allegations as baseless, said that the New York AG’s office is yet to find any evidence against Exxon.

Chevron to support Hurricane Michael relief with $500k
Oct. 17, 2018
Source: Energy Voice

Chevron to support Hurricane Michael relief with $500k

Oil supermajor, Chevron has announced a $500,000 contribution to support Hurricane Michael relief measures. Hurricane Michael, which was a Category 4 storm, took a massive toll on the Gulf Coast and Florida, while spawning numerous tornadoes. The money will be split equally between the American Red Cross and Volunteer Florida. President of Chevron Americas Products believes that the donation will help the families in the area get immediate assistance.

Plains All American found guilty of oil spill
Sept. 8, 2018
Source: MRT

Plains All American found guilty of oil spill

A Santa Barbara County jury held pipeline giant, Plains All American guilty in the 2015 California oil spill row. The coastal spill has been ranked the worst in the last 25 years in California. The pipeline operator released a statement which said that the company "accepts full responsibility for the impact of the accident”. The decision on the penalties to be imposed will come on December 13.

Fire breaks out at a German Refinery
Sept. 3, 2018

Fire breaks out at a German Refinery

A huge fire broke out at the Vohburg Refinery in Germany, followed by a blast. The incident forced the authorities to evacuate the surrounding area inhabited by atleast 1,800 residents. The mishap at the 120,000 barrel per day (bpd) plant, part of the Bayernoil refinery complex, left 10 people injured. Varo Energy, Rosneft Deutschland, Eni Deutschland and BP Europe jointly own stakes of Bayernoil.

India faces problems in Plastic ban implementation
July 21, 2018
Source: ICIS News

India faces problems in Plastic ban implementation

After the Indian Government’s announcement to ban single-use plastics, 19 states across India have enforced a complete ban on the use of plastics. But the implementations have been, reportedly, facing challenges and are partially obeyed because consumers cannot find any cheap replacement of the same. The Government plans of a plastic-free country by 2022 but the main problem lies in the disposal of plastic wastes.

EnQuest served with HSE notice
July 19, 2018
Source: Energy Voice

EnQuest served with HSE notice

E&P firm, EnQuest yesterday received a HSE notice, following failure in safely lifting and moving a rise that, reportedly, missed workers while dropping on the Magnus Platform. The notice claimed that EnQuest exposed staff to “serious risk”. The Magnus platform operates in the North Sea and has been into production since 1983. An EnQuest spokesperson confirmed the incident occurrence, stating that investigation is underway.

Shell breached climate pollution rules
July 18, 2018
Source: Energy Voice

Shell breached climate pollution rules

Oil supermajor Shell has been found violating the climate pollution rules in a plant at the site in Fife, Scotland. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SPEA) has fined the oil firm with £40,000, citing failure to fulfill condition 4 of Greenhouse Emissions Permit. Shell publicly apologized for the technical error, stating that environmental protection is one of their top priorities.

Missile aimed at Aramco plant intercepted
June 21, 2018
Source: Oil Price

Missile aimed at Aramco plant intercepted

A ballistic missile fired at one of the Saudi Aramco facility by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels was intercepted by Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Saudi state television. An official at the supermajor assured Reuters that Aramco’s facilities are running normally and are safe. This comes days after the rebels in Yemen had fired a similar missile directed at the Saudi Air Force base in the area.

PNGRB to formulate safety regulations for LNG vehicles
June 14, 2018

PNGRB to formulate safety regulations for LNG vehicles

PNGRB is formulating safety regulations for LNG fuelled vehicles, as emphasized by it in the ninth bidding round for the City Gas Distribution (CGD) network. With this, the CGD companies could have LNG administering offices for trucks at their own stations. This would be a decent open door for original equipment makers who can plan and work on the LNG fuelled engines. The infrastructure work would begin post-2019 elections.

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