Deadly explosion hits Mexico petrochemical plant

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China uncovers "20,000 potential risks" in oil and gas sector

Nearly 20,000 disaster risks were uncovered in China’s oil and gas sector during a safety investigation, reports claim. The probe was launched following a pipeline explosion in the East Asian nation in November last year which killed 62 people and is said to have cost 750 million yuan (£75.2m). Reports claim it found that “pipeline […]

Coal mine gas explosion ‘kills 10’ in China

Ten people have been reported dead following a colliery gas explosion in central China. The blast at Simachong coal mine in Shaoyang City is believed to have taken place around 7:55pm yesterday. Chinese reports claim a total of 39 miners were working underground when the accident took place but only 29 were lifted to safety. […]

Russian coal mine blast ‘kills nine’

At least nine miners have been killed in a blast at a Russian coal mine, Russia’s Emergency Ministry said today. Media reports suggest the death toll has risen to 10 at the Vorkutinskaya mine (pictured) near the city of Vorkuta, in northern Russia’s Komi region. Methane gas is believed to have exploded at the mine […]