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Shell fined nearly $2.5 million for tanker explosion


Pakistan's Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority has ordered oil and gas firm Shell Pakistan Ltd. to pay about 257 million Pakistani rupees ($2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion in Punjab province in June, Hazardex reported. The road accident, which killed more than 200 people, was caused by "non-professional driving/vehicle being lesser than required specs", the regulator said. Shell Pakistan is a unit of Royal Dutch Shell P.L.C.

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