Explosion

  • Gas Pipeline Explodes in Iran

    Gas Pipeline Explodes in Iran

    Sunday, 17th March 2019

    Iranian authorities have considered the poor safety measures and the aging infrastructure to be the main reasons behind the explosion.

  • Libyan Refinery Hit by Explosion

    Libyan Refinery Hit by Explosion

    Tuesday, 13th March 2018

    Libya’s Marsa El-Brega refinery was hit by an explosion and fire during the early hours of March 10th after a gas leak at its methanol plant.

  • Nigeria’s NLNG to Resume Industrial Gas Supply

    Nigeria’s NLNG to Resume Industrial Gas Supply

    Tuesday, 14th March 2017
    The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd. said it is rectifying the pipelines which exploded in February in Rivers, to ensure resumption of industrial gas supply within mid-March.
  • Ghana’s Tema Refinery Shut Down after Explosion

    Ghana’s Tema Refinery Shut Down after Explosion

    Sunday, 29th January 2017
    Ghana's Tema Oil Refinery has shut down after an explosion at a newly installed $6.21m crude oil heating unit.
  • Fuel Tanker Exploded in South Africa

    Fuel Tanker Exploded in South Africa

    Tuesday, 6th September 2016
    South Africa’s Tshwane emergency services said that a fully-loaded tanker, with 55,000 liters of petrol, exploded and emitted a huge fireball into the air at the Watlou depot in Silverton.
  • Nigeria’s Oil Firm Shuts Off Gas Pipeline After Attack

    Nigeria’s Oil Firm Shuts Off Gas Pipeline After Attack

    Sunday, 19th June 2016
    Nigerian state oil firm NNPC managed to close a valve of a pipeline in the Niger Delta to contain a gas leak caused by an explosion.
  • BP to Pay $20b in Environmental Damage Over 2010 Oil Spill

    BP to Pay $20b in Environmental Damage Over 2010 Oil Spill

    Thursday, 7th April 2016
    In the largest environmental settlement in the US history, oil and gas giant BP will pay over $20b to the American government over damages caused by an rig explosion and oil spill on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Yemen Refinery Pipelines Hit by Roadside Bomb

    Yemen Refinery Pipelines Hit by Roadside Bomb

    Sunday, 17th January 2016
    Yemeni oil pipelines connecting storage tanks at the southern port of Aden and the city's 150,000b/d refinery were hit by an explosion caused by a roadside bomb on January 15th, causing no damage to the refinery itself, nor to the pipelines.
  • Gas Explosion in Nigeria Leads to Increased Safety Regulations

    Gas Explosion in Nigeria Leads to Increased Safety Regulations

    Monday, 11th January 2016
    In response to the Nweni gas explosion on December 25th, which killed a number of people, the Nigerian government is instituting new safety regulations.
  • Nigerian Christmas Tragedy: 100 Burnt to Death in Gas Explosion

    Nigerian Christmas Tragedy: 100 Burnt to Death in Gas Explosion

    Sunday, 27th December 2015
    A huge explosion at a butane gas depot in south-eastern Nigeria on December 24th has left "tens" of people dead, mostly workers and customers who had come to the plant to fill up their gas bottles to cook meals on Christmas Day.