NYC Natural Gas Infrastructure

Fire department now responding to city’s gas leak calls: officials

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By admin


Gas Explosions Appear Inevitable, Given State of Pipes

May 25th, 2014 | By admin
The scene of an explosion in New York City, where an old iron pipeline was implicated in a March blast that killed eight people. AP

Replacing Some Decrepit Iron Lines Could Take Until 2050 On January 25, 2009, a police officer in Gloucester, Mass., came home after a shift, greeted his dog, Penny, and flipped on the lights. Then his house blew up. The blast killed Penny, left patrolman Wayne Sargent badly burned and destroyed the house his grandfather built.
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How a Gas Leak Can Destroy a Building

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin

Popular Mechanics March 12, 2014 1:11 PM At least two people are dead after a major explosion linked to a gas leak destroyed two buildings in Harlem on Wednesday. Residents reportedly smelled gas before the blast, but the source of the leak may not be known for sure for a while. In the meantime, this
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Con Edison Reports that Nearly 1,300 Buildings in New York City Converted from Oil to Natural Gas in 2013

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin

Con Edison Media Relations On January 23, Con Edison reported that owners of nearly 1,300 large New York City buildings converted from oil to natural gas in 2013. The number of large buildings making the switch has grown each year since the city passed its NYC Clean Heat regulations in 2011. That year, 309 buildings
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New York Landowners’ Group Sues Governor, State Officials

Feb 18th, 2014 | By admin

A coalition of New York landowners that supports natural gas development filed a lawsuit Friday in the state Supreme Court against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) and their respective commissioners over delays in considering high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). Meanwhile, a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed New
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Chilly Winter Underscores US Energy Infrastructure Needs

Feb 17th, 2014 | By admin
Winter Storm Dumps More Snow On New York City

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, addressing a propane shortage currently affecting millions of consumers in the Northeast and Midwest at the National Association of State Energy Officials annual policy outlook conference last week: “There’s a lot of day-to-day issues to be concerned about but we also want to keep this in a broader context. What
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2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan

Feb 13th, 2014 | By admin

The 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan (Draft Plan) sets forth a vision for New York’s energy future that connects a vibrant private sector market with communities and individual customers to create a dynamic, clean energy economy. The Draft Plan is divided into two volumes and guided by statutory requirements of Article 6 of
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Feb 11th, 2014 | By admin

FERC Extends Emergency Propane Shipments The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today voted to extend the priority treatment of propane shipments to consumers in the Midwest and Northeast by one week, through February 21, 2014. The Commission’s decision today came in response to an agreement reached February 10 between Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Company, LLC,
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State confirms that no permits for natural gas drilling will be issued in 2014

Feb 5th, 2014 | By Mark

State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens told legislators Wednesday that he has “absolutely no” plans to issue permits to drilling companies in 2014, clearing the way for Gov. Cuomo to run for reelection without having to deal with the controversial issue.

Williams Transco Seeks Permission to Harass Sea Creatures in Rockaway Pipeline Build-Out

May 30th, 2013 | By Mark
This North Atlantic Right Whale, or another like it, will be harassed by sounds and vibrations emanating from the construction of a new, off-shore natural gas pipeline proposed by Williams Transco. The new line, known as the Rockaway Lateral Line, would run through wetlands and recreation areas in coastal New York City, bringing shale gas from the Marcellus Shale play into Brooklyn via a pipeline to be built under Flatbush Ave.

Williams Transco, the natural gas company proposing to build a massive, new natural gas pipeline through wetlands and recreation areas in coastal New York City, has asked federal regulators for an exemption to existing wildlife protection laws to “harass” a range of marine life during the pipeline’s construction, according to documents obtained by Ed.
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