31 years ago today the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, close to the Belarus border, was hit by an explosion and fire.
Chernobyl 31 years on: ‘Nuclear power is the ultimate unsustainable form of energy’, Friends of the Earth
Environmental group Friends of the Earth Scotland has branded atomic power the "ultimate unsustainable form of energy" on the anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in mankind's history.
Energy Voice is marking the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster with a series of articles.
On April 26, 1986 a disaster that would affect the entire Western world unfolded.
Aberdeen-based Cutting Underwater Technologies (CUT) has complied with an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has sounded the call for nominations as it prepares to celebrate the champions of North Sea safety.
Whilst predicting any trends in the current international climate seems to be a difficult task, there are some certainties; healthier staff are more productive, with less sickness absence and improved safety performance.
Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigeria subsidiary “fiercely opposed” environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from oil spills, according to a geologist.
A North Sea production vessel contracted on behalf of energy giant Shell was found to have a backlog of nearly 500 mechanical corrosion and defect reports during a recent safety inspection.
Statoil has halted drilling operations on the Gullfaks B after a 17 ton crane crashed 10 meters to the deck, according to Norwegian media reports.
A fire broke out on a North Sea platform after crude oil pumped against a closed valve for nearly an hour - with the temperature rising from 33 degrees Celsius to 344C.
An offshore worker has been killed and five more injured after an explosion on board an ultra deep water service vessel.
Norway's offshore safety body claims cost cutting has impacted safety and more must be done to "reverse the trend".
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned EnQuest following a gas leak on its Producer FPSO last year.
Canada's Nexen has been hit with a health and safety enforcement order for failing to maintain an emergency shut-down valve on a North Sea platform.
Norwegian operator Statoil has been reprimanded over a potentially fatal North Sea blowout.
A Chinese fishing boat failed to give way to a Norwegian gas tanker resulting in the death of a crewman, a maritime investigation has found.
Statoil has been reprimanded over a near fatal incident which involved workers being exposed to "highly toxic" gas.
Marathon Oil has been hit with two improvement notices over its Brae Alpha platform.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Chris Flint as director of its energy division.
The oil and gas industry is another step closer to an affordable and compact real-time video gas leak detector.
ASCO remain in talks over a proposed move to a 24/7 stand-by shift for a "small group" of dock workers.
Environmentalists are calling for French supermajor Total to come clean about drilling "difficulties" that resulted in a North Sea well being sealed off.
French supermajor Total (NYSE:TOT) has been forced to seal the bottom of a well in the Elgin-Franklin field after encountering drilling "difficulties".
Statoil has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a PSA probe into the operator's IT security.