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Gas terminal blast: Shell fined £1m plus £240,000 costs

The court heard the company ignored warnings from staff before the explosion

20 June 2011

Shell UK has been fined £1m plus £240,000 costs after an explosion at a gas terminal in Norfolk in 2008.

The company admitted seven safety and pollution offences following the explosion and fire at the Bacton terminal.

Ipswich Crown Court heard the company ignored warnings from staff before the explosion.

The prosecution was brought by the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.

Shell admitted breaching two Health and Safety Regulations and five areas of environmental legislation, including pollution prevention and control. read more

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Shell ‘ignored safety warnings’ before Bacton explosion

16 June 2011

Shell UK ignored safety warnings from staff before an explosion at a gas terminal in 2008, a court has heard.

The company has admitted seven safety and pollution offences following the explosion and fire at the Bacton terminal in Norfolk.

Shell UK was back at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday for a sentencing hearing expected to last two days.

The prosecution has been brought by the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.

‘Sleepwalking’

Shell has admitted breaching two Health and Safety Regulations and five areas of environmental legislation, including pollution prevention and control. read more

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Norfolk gas terminal explosion: Shell UK pleads guilty


Christine Cunningham Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shell UK admitted seven breaches of health and safety and environmental regulations following an explosion and fire at its Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk at a hearing today at Norwich Crown Court.

The gas blast at the terminal in Paston Road happened back in February 2008.

The case was not opened and has been adjourned for a full two day hearing and sentence on June 16 and 17.

Shell admitted in count one to failing to take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and limit the consequences to people and the environment; in a second count Shell admitted failing to ensure, as far as reaonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare at work of its employees at the Bacton site and also failing to ensure that those people not employed by Shell were not exposed to health and safety risks. read more

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Shell to be prosecuted over Bacton gas terminal fire

Royal Dutch Shell is facing “serious” charges for alleged environmental and safety problems connected to a fire at its Bacton gas terminal almost three years ago.

The price of Brent crude oil jumped to more than $100 per barrel when the fire broke out at a water treatment plant at Bacton gas terminal in February 2008

Rowena Mason

By Rowena Mason 6:50PM GMT 02 Dec 2010

The Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told the energy giant’s UK subsidiary on Thursday that the company will be prosecuted jointly by both authorities.

The price of Brent crude oil jumped to more than $100 per barrel when the fire broke out at a water treatment plant at the terminal in February 2008. read more

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