EDF Energy gets nod to restart nuclear plant where cracks were found

21/08/2019 08:39 Nuclear


EDF Energy has been granted approval to restart a reactor at its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland where cracks were found last year.

The reactor had remained offline for safety checks and earlier this year, around 370 hairline fractures were discovered in the graphite bricks at the centre of the core of the nuclear reactor.


The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has, however, given the green light for EDF Energy Nuclear Generation to bring Reactor 4 back to service for around four months of operation following a “long and detailed assessment of the safety case” submitted by the energy company.


The regulator said it is “satisfied” the reactor is safe to operate and can be safely shut down in all foreseeable circumstances – including that of a significant seismic event – and the core would be able to fulfil its fundamental safety requirements.

Source: energylivenews.com

Exxon Mobil considers sale of Malaysian offshore assets for up to $3 bln

09/10/2019 14:54:00

U.S. energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a sale of its Malaysian upstream offshore assets for up to $3 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.


Zimbabwe hikes average electricity tariff by 320% - energy regulator

09/10/2019 13:25:00

Zimbabwe has increased the average electricity tariff by 320% to let the state power utility ramp up production and improve supplies at a time of daily rolling power cuts, the national energy regulator said on Wednesday.


Daily (09.10.2019): European carbon prices reached EUR 23 a tonne on Tuesday, on worries over Brexit negotiations

09/10/2019 10:50:00

Crude oil prices traded lower on Tuesday, after Donald Trump reported that a quick trade deal will unlikely happen soon. Meanwhile, oil prices were supported by protests in OPEC members Iraq and Ecuador, which threatened to disrupt their oil output. Hence, WTI futures fell by 0.2% to $52.63 a barrel, while Brent crude edged 0.2% down at $58.24 a barrel.