Buncefield fuel terminal
Buncefield fuel terminal
PRINCE CHARLES was today due to visit businesses hit by the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot in Hemel Hempstead.
SAFETY inspections ordered after the huge fire at the Buncefield fuel storage depot have revealed faults at five similar sites.
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AN online retailer whose distribution warehouse was damaged by the Buncefield fuel depot blast appears to have its business firmly back on track.
HUNDREDS of tonnes of petrol gushed unnoticed for 40 minutes from a faulty tank before it ignited and caused the huge explosion at the Buncefield oil depot in December, an investigation has found.
VICTIMS of December's Buncefield oil storage depot explosion took the first step yesterday in their battle for compensation.
THE findings from an investigation into the cause of an oil depot explosion have been displayed.
SCORES of people who lost their jobs or were forced from homes after the Buncefield oil blaze in Hertfordshire have launched a group action for compensation.
FASHION retailer ASOS has reopened its doors after shutting down following the Buncefield oil depot fire.
MOTORISTS in the south of England were facing fuel shortages yesterday as petrol stations struggled with the effects of the Buncefield depot blast. Fuel retailers confirmed that some garages had run out of petrol and others were running short.
A TEAM of researchers from Edinburgh is studying the shock waves from the Hemel Hempstead oil blast to ensure nuclear power stations are prepared for future explosions.
FIRE measures at the Buncefield oil depot were approved weeks before the massive, 60-hour blaze at the site, inspectors said yesterday.
THE inquiry into the Buncefield oil depot blast was due to move into its next phase today with the Health and Safety Executive formally taking charge of the investigation.
THE huge Buncefield oil blaze and the chaos that followed will be investigated in a public inquiry, the local MP predicted last night.
DEPUTY Prime Minister John Prescott will today visit the industrial estate devastated by the Buncefield oil depot explosions.
AIRLINES at Heathrow airport have been put on fuel rationing following the devastating Hemel Hempstead oil depot explosions, it was revealed today.
TENS of thousands of air travellers could face disruption after emergency plans to ration fuel supplies at Heathrow were introduced last night in the wake of the Buncefield depot fire.
AN investigation has been launched into claims by a tanker driver that he triggered the Buncefield oil blast by flicking his engine cut-out switch while there was a vapour leak from the plant.
FIREFIGHTERS' union leaders last night accused Hertfordshire fire service of being "woefully prepared" to tackle the Buncefield oil depot blaze.
FIRE crews were today hoping to extinguish an "apocalyptic" blaze at an oil depot.
SUNDAY'S oil explosion in Hemel Hempstead and OPEC's decision to rein in production rattled oil markets yesterday, pushing prices sharply higher.