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A California utility’s role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal sentence in a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

A blast at a chemical plant in China’s northwestern Xinjiang autonomous region has killed three people and severely injured six, the official Tianshan news website reported on Wednesday. Read more

Emergency Response

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a devastating Category 4 hurricane Sept. 20, 2017, emergency fuel supplies were critically needed to power generators, vehicles and other equipment. Read more

Emergency Response

The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to expand on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up efforts to contain the state’s deadliest-ever wildfire. Read more

Emergency Response

MineARC Systems continues to be an industry leader in the research and development of innovative solutions for safe haven and shelter-in-place systems. Read more

Emergency Response

A natural gas pipeline rupture on October 9, 2018, in British Columbia has resulted in a sharp decline in U.S. natural gas imports from Canada, causing higher prices in the Pacific Northwest and logistical challenges for the pipeline network. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

As a premier BuildingReports® partner, Vallen offers a full suite of BuildingReports ScanSeries® inspection and compliance reporting solutions for fire alarm and signaling, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, life safety equipment and security systems. Read more

Emergency Response

Andeavor’s Anacortes plant on Thursday joined a list of oil refineries in Washington state forced to shut or curb operations after natural gas supply to the facilities was disrupted by a pipeline fire in Canada on Tuesday. Read more

Emergency Response

Irving Oil

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Irving Oil Corp shut its Saint John refinery in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on Monday morning after an explosion and a major fire that followed, with photos showing flames and smoke billowing from the complex. Read more

Emergency Response

Authorities say a gas explosion in western Pennsylvania has spurred evacuations, but no injuries have been reported. Read more

Emergency Response

Timing is everything when it comes to a scheduled plant outage. But sometimes even the best plans are derailed when a piece of water treatment equipment fails. That’s what happened at a Midwest refinery, when its conventional clarification system... Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BIC Alliance member companies' varied offerings can bring you sustainability and peace of mind in hurricane preparation and response. Read more

Emergency Response

If you plan to use the shelter on site for longer than 6 months or keep it for life-long use, purchasing the unit may be a better option. Purchasing may also be more beneficial if you plan to frequently transport the unit to different sites or need.. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

New EIA data series indicate that total electricity sales in Puerto Rico have returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels as of April and May 2018 after the longest blackout in U.S. history. Read more

Power Generation

Authorities on Thursday morning were investigating what caused a fire and a series of natural gas pipeline explosions on Wednesday in Midland County, Texas, which sent seven people to the hospital and shut down five lines before being extinguished la Read more

Emergency Response

The newest training prop in the hazardous materials training area at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field not only provides shelter from the ever-changing Texas weather, but it also allows more students to practice and test their skills during training. Read more

Videos

Industrial Rescue Fire Training Field held its Grand Opening in Beaumont, TX this week. Take a look at pictures of the facility, staff and others who came out for the opening. Read more

BIC Attends

The US is the biggest importer of Mexican PTA at 71kt in the first 4 months of 2018. We forecast H2 2018 Mexico PTA exports to be down by typically 110Kt when compared to H2 2017. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Residents and businesses of Austin County near Bellville were ordered to evacuate after reported explosions occurred at the nearby Western International Gas facility. Read more

Emergency Response

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined partners across federal, tribal, state, and local governments in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Read more

Emergency Response

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