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Woman tells of failed tries before deadly Indianapolis house explosion

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By admin
Aerial view of the two homes that were leveled and the numerous neighboring homes that were damaged in an explosion in November 2012. (Matt Kryger, The Indianapolis Star)

By Tribune wire reportscontact the reporter Indianapolis woman whose house exploded, killing two people, testified Wednesday during her former boyfriend’s trial that he was determined to burn the home down for insurance money and became angry when the first two attempts failed. Monserrate Shirley, 49, said she became distraught when neighbors telephoned her after the November
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How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
Cars and homes lie burned out in San Bruno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle)

By Jaxon Van Derbeken May 23, 2015 Updated: May 23, 2015 6:44pm Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows. That information could have been tracked
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PG&E indicted on 12 criminal charges in San Bruno blast case

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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PG&E gas pipeline explodes near Fresno; at least 11 hurt

Apr 20th, 2015 | By admin
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By John King, David R. Baker and Kale Williams A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. natural gas pipeline near Fresno erupted in a fireball Friday afternoon — injuring at least 11 people and temporarily closing down Highway 99 — after a tractor operator accidentally punctured the 12-inch line, authorities said. Eleven victims were transported to
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Utility to pay $1.6B after deadly California pipeline rupture

Apr 9th, 2015 | By admin
On September 9, 2010, a section of PG&E pipeline exploded in San Bruno, destroying 37 homes. Eight people died, and more than 50 others were injured.

By Amanda Watts, CNN Updated 4:33 PM ET, Thu April 9, 2015 CNN)The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday said it is ordering Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay a record $1.6 billion penalty for unsafe operation of its gas transmission system, including the pipeline rupture that killed eight people in San Bruno in September
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NYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas

Apr 1st, 2015 | By admin
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By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz | AP March 31 NEW YORK — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building’s gas line, and it was leaking. The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities suspect another round of gas-pipe tampering
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Gas explosion caused fire, collapse, NYC mayor says

Mar 26th, 2015 | By admin
East Village Building Collapse after Fire

By Marc Santora and Al BakerNEW YORK TIMES  MARCH 26, 2015 NEW YORK — A powerful explosion in the East Village on Thursday caused two buildings to collapse and ignited a large fire that quickly spread to neighboring buildings, leaving at least a dozen people injured, four critically, fire officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio,
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Missouri Gas Energy settles complaint in JJ’s Restaurant blast and agrees to change safety measures

Mar 13th, 2015 | By admin
JJ’s Restaurant in Kansas City, just west of the Country Club Plaza, was destroyed by an explosion and fire on Feb. 19, 2013. The next day, investigators searched through the wreckage. The blast killed one woman and injured more than a dozen others. FILE PHOTO BY ALLISON LONG THE KANSAS CITY STAR

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 03/12/2015 7:44 PM JEFFERSON CITY Missouri Gas Energy has settled a complaint alleging it failed to take adequate measures to ensure safety in a fatal 2013 blast caused by a gas leak at JJ’s Restaurant in Kansas City. The settlement was part of an agreement approved Thursday by the state’s Public Service
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San Bruno explosion: PG&E criminal trial will begin in March 2016

Mar 11th, 2015 | By admin
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By George Avalos, gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com SAN FRANCISCO — The PG&E criminal trial on federal charges for its alleged role in causing a fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno will start one year from now — which would be more than five years after the lethal blast, it was disclosed at a court hearing in San Francisco
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Federal Agency Approves Algonquin Pipeline Expansion

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By admin
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by Tom Auchterlonie WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — The controversial Algonquin Pipeline expansion proposal has received approval from a federal agency that conducted an environmental review for the project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its approval decision on Tuesday with details presentation in a 66-page document that included expansions for the conclusion. The proposal is from Spectra Energy.
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