Natural Gas Leaks

rockaways-pipeline Controversial Pipeline Project Now Under Construction in the Rockaways

Al Jazeera New York published an in depth, interesting piece about a natural gas pipeline called the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project, now under construction in the Rockaways. The project met protest when it was proposed in 2012, but was ultimately signed into law by Congress just weeks after the Rockaways was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
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chevrolet-city-express-2 GM to Recall 3,200 Natural Gas-Fueled Vans Over Fire, Explosion Risk

GM to Recall 3,200 Natural Gas-Fueled Vans Over Fire, Explosion Risk Recall Covers Some Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles MICHAEL CALIA Sept. 18, 2014 9:24 a.m. ET General Motors Co. GM -0.26% is recalling nearly 3,200 natural gas-powered vans over an increased risk of fire or explosions, U.S. safety regulators said. The recall covers certain Chevrolet
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Jeff McMahon Contributor Study Backs Environmentalist Worries About Natural Gas

Natural gas is often touted as a “bridge” fuel to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions during a transition from coal-fired power plants to renewable sources of energy. But natural gas offers few short-term benefits over coal, according to a study released last week by Energy Innovation, as long as the natural-gas infrastructure continues to leak methane. “For
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Map of Medford, Massachusetts Gas Leaks Massachusetts Natural Gas Bill To Be Signed Into LAW!

After over 7 years of work in addressing the serious issue of tens of thousands of gas leaks (including hazardous leaks) being ignored in Massachusetts. The bill Mark McDonald wrote as president of the New England Gas Workers Association (NEGWA) is hours away from becoming one of the only laws of its kind in the
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NYC Natural Gas Infrastructure

Cast Iron Gas Main that failed in Harlem! City Accelerates Upgrade of Priority Underground Infrastructure; Coordinates Work with Consolidated Edison and National Grid

September 20, 2014 Work grows out of Underground Infrastructure Report released in June and de Blasio administration’s commitment of an additional $300 million to speed the upgrade of aging City infrastructure City and utilities have begun coordinated upgrades at four locations; dozens of additional locations under consideration for similar replacements Photos of the work can
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Natural Gas Explosions

A gas explosion and fire damaged a home in Raritan Township Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Terry Wright | Hunterdon County Democrat) Six escape injury in gas explosion, fire at Raritan Township house

By Terry Wright | Hunterdon County Democrat Email the author on September 19, 2014 at 3:46 PM RARITAN TWP. – Six people escaped injury when a natural gas explosion caused a fire in an Old York Road home this morning. The blast rocked the neighborhood and caused a fire in the house, but that was quickly
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Gas-Leak-604x453 Environmental groups demand new methane regulations

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Washington Bureau September 18, 2014 | Updated: September 18, 2014 7:45pm WASHINGTON — Environmental groups Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on leaking methane in the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure. Those mandates are urgently needed to keep that potent heat-trapping gas
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Natural Gas Industry Information

DON BARTLETTI / LOS ANGELES TIMES PUC proposes $1.4-billion PG&E fine for San Bruno explosion

BY MARC LIFSHER September 2, 2014, 11:13 p.m. California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., should pay $1.4 billion for a 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a Bay Area neighborhood and killed eight people, state regulators proposed Tuesday. The penalty, which is not yet final, would be the biggest safety-related fine in the history
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