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Angola fuel hike protesters clash with police

Angolan police fired tear gas in the capital Luanda and other cities Benguela and Namibe as thousands of protesters took to the streets a week after clashes over a recent fuel hike killed at least five people.

Fire extinguished at oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar

A fire at an oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar region has been extinguished, a local emergency task force said.

bp's Toledo refinery suffered cascade of malfunctions before fatal explosion

Supervisors at bp's Toledo, Ohio refinery opted to keep the plant running despite a series of malfunctions and a petroleum spill in the hours before an accident that killed two workers last year.

Reliance suspends Sikka diesel exports due to cyclone

Reliance Industries , which operates the world's largest refining complex, has suspended exports of diesel and other oil products from India's Sikka port because of a cyclone off the west coast of the country, traders said.

Leak halts unit at Shell's Pernis oil refinery in Rotterdam

Shell has halted a unit at its Pernis oil refinery in Rotterdam because of an unspecified leak, the company said in a statement.

Naphtha tank at Calcasieu Refining catches fire due to lightning

A tank containing naphtha at Calcasieu Refining in Lake Charles, Louisiana caught fire due to a lightning strike, local media reported.

Catalytic cracking unit at Venezuela's Cardon refinery shut down

The catalytic cracking unit at Venezuela's Cardon refinery, the country's second-biggest, has broken down and paused operations since the middle of the week.

Risk identification and management

Contributing Writer: Anwer, A.

Operations within the hydrocarbon industry involve numerous hazards to be identified, mitigated and maintained at as low a level as reasonably practicable.

Fire at India's Numaligarh refinery under control, company says

A fire that broke out at the 60,000 barrel-per-day Numaligarh Refinery Limited in Assam state, India, has been brought under control, the refinery said.

Valero responds to fire at Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery

Valero Energy Corp said crews had responded to a fire on Wednesday within its 290,000 barrel-per-day Corpus Christi West refinery in Texas.