Natural Gas Explosions

2d3c130f37164788b6e63ddeabe91318 Overnight fire erupts in downtown Madelia; at least 8 businesses damaged

Eight businesses were damaged or destroyed in the town, which is 25 miles southwest of Mankato. By Paul Walsh and Matt McKinney Star Tribune FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — 10:05PM Video (00:41) : An eyewitness caught crews on the scene of a fire that raced trough adjoining businesses along a small south-central Minnesota town’s Main Street, leaving a
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29906170001_4436266487001_thumb-fed45bd58105b8257f0f6a7067006c04 Gas leak could have caused school explosion, company alleges

by Andrew Brown, Business Reporter and Ryan Quinn TOM HINDMAN | Gazette-Mail Mountaineer Gas alleges that over-pressurized gas lines at Capital High School could have caused an explosion earlier this month. The Jan. 6 incident involved gas from a well drilled on the school’s property by Reserve Oil and Gas. Natural gas lines running through Capital High School
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56918e955add8.image As gas fed M’s Pub building fire, confused MUD response delayed service line shutoff

REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD Omaha firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at M’s Pub in the Old Market. Mark McDonald of Boston-based NatGas Consulting “During an emergency where gas is involved, they need to be able to control their system within minutes after arriving”. POSTED: MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 12:00 AM | UPDATED: 7:42 PM, TUE JAN 26,
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920x920 CPUC begins hearings on Carmel explosion and five other PG&E pipeline accidents

Bay City News ServicePublished: January 19, 2016, 11:36 pm SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — As the California Public Utilities Commission began a new round of hearings in San Francisco today into PG&E’s pipeline record-keeping, Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett called for sweeping reforms and possibly a break-up of the utility. “We are demanding major reforms of PG&E, including its
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HOUSE_EXPLOSION_CRR_8 PUCO fines Columbia Gas of Ohio, asks for improvements after home explosion in Upper Arlington

By NBC4 StaffPublished: January 20, 2016, 6:36 pm COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–Columbia Gas of Ohio will have to pay $200,000 and make several safety improvements following a March 2015 home explosion in Upper Arlington. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an agreement requiring the fine, and asking the gas company to take steps to improve its record keeping
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Gas Pipeline Expansion NEWS

dt.common.streams.StreamServer (1) Franklin residents decry pipeline project

By Mike Gleason/Daily News Staff Posted Jan. 6, 2016 at 8:43 PM FRANKLIN – Area residents at Wednesday’s Town Council meeting said a proposed natural-gas pipeline that would run through Franklin – as well as other nearby towns – was unnecessary and environmentally unfriendly. A group of concerned citizens gave a presentation to the council,
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Natural Gas Explosions

2d3c130f37164788b6e63ddeabe91318 Overnight fire erupts in downtown Madelia; at least 8 businesses damaged

Eight businesses were damaged or destroyed in the town, which is 25 miles southwest of Mankato. By Paul Walsh and Matt McKinney Star Tribune FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — 10:05PM Video (00:41) : An eyewitness caught crews on the scene of a fire that raced trough adjoining businesses along a small south-central Minnesota town’s Main Street, leaving a
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Regulation

image003 (1) NatGas Consulting Announces New Expert Appointment

NatGas Consulting is pleased to announce the newest addition to our natural gas/propane gas explosion investigation & testimony team of experts…..Robert Leonberger. Mr. Leonberger is currently the head of the Pipeline Safety Division for the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) who has spent over 30 years in the natural gas pipeline safety industry inspecting gas
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Natural Gas Industry Information

UCGprocessfigure-01 Mining for coal gas could cause blasts, fires and quakes, says Sepa

Environment, Fracking Mining for coal gas could cause blasts, fires and quakes, says Sepa Rob Edwards on December 6, 2015 Plans to gasify coal under the sea around Scotland could cause pollution, earthquakes, underground explosions and “uncontrollable” fires, according to confidential draft reports from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). The Scottish Government’s green watchdog admits that
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