NYC Natural Gas Infrastructure

How a Gas Leak Can Destroy a Building

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed.
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Williams-Transco Minimizes Magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, Chance of Damage to Rockaway Line From A Similar Storm

May 22nd, 2013 | By Mark
Hurricane Sandy struck the mid-Atlantic area of the United States on Oct. 29, 2012, killing dozens and doing hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage.

Noting that Hurricane Sandy was technically not quite a 100-year-storm, engineers and executives at Williams-Transco assured concerned state and federal regulators recently that the natural gas pipeline they propose to run through coastal wetlands and recreation areas near Coney Island faces only a small risk of being damaged by flooding in a similar natural disaster.
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PG&E Draws Record Fine; Transco Bows to Feds on Rockaway Line; Activists Training Area Residents to Spot Pipeline Violations in Pennsylvania

May 8th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calfornia, on Sept. 9, 2010, touched off an enormous fire that destroyed an entire neighborhood, killing eight people. The California PUC yesterday recommended that PG&E pay a record $2.25 billion fine for their role in the deadly incident.

The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday recommended a record $2.25 billion fine be levied against Pacific Gas & Electric for the utility’s role in the massive explosion that killed eight people and destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, two years ago. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive
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