Natural Gas Leaks

Apparent gas leak, explosion sends crews scrambling in downtown Auburn

Feb 27th, 2015 | By admin
Auburn first responders on Genesee Street Friday responding to a gas explosion

APPARENT GAS LEAK, EXPLOSION SENDS CREWS SCRAMBLING IN DOWNTOWN AUBURN AUBURN | Emergency crews evacuated at least one business and shut off gas in the area of East Genesee Street, Market Street and Seminary Avenue in Auburn after an apparent natural gas leak and explosion that blew several manhole covers off at about 4:15 p.m. Friday.
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Norfolk DA’s office hit by snow-related gas leak, fire

Feb 25th, 2015 | By admin
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Laurel J. Sweet Sunday, February 22, 2015 Falling snow striking and damaging a meter and piping is suspected of causing a gas leak that led to a partial wall collapse and two-alarm fire early this morning at the Canton offices of Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. “The gas vapors entered the mechanical room, where
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Roof collapse at vacant Portsmouth restaurant causes gas leak

Feb 25th, 2015 | By admin
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By Jesse Scardina jscardina@seacoastonline.com Wednesday, February 25, 2015 PORTSMOUTH — A roof collapse at a former restaurant connected to Gary’s Beverages caused a gas leak, according to city police and fire officials, closing down Deer Street Tuesday night. Shortly before 7 p.m. a report came in that the roof of the building that was once
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Downtown Jacksonville gas leak repaired; service being restored to 12 buildings

Feb 25th, 2015 | By admin
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By Jim Schoettler Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 9:18 am | updated Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 9:46 am Repair crews needed about 14 hours to find and fix a natural gas leak that closed some streets in downtown Jacksonville Tuesday. The leak at Davis and Houston streets was fixed about 10 p.m. Thursday by a 10-person
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Allentown natural gas odor forces 25 to 30 people from their homes, UGI reports

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
Allentown authorities respond the afternoon of Jan. 28, 2015, to the report of a natural gas odor at 633 N. New St. in the city. Authorities evacuated about 25 to 30 people from about 12 homes on the block, and UGI Utilities Inc. excavated the street in an effort to pinpoint the problem.

By Kurt Bresswein | The Express-Times Email the author | Follow on Twitter on January 28, 2015 at 3:41 PM, updated January 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM Wednesday afternoon’s natural gas odor in Allentown led to between 25 and 30 residents evacuating about 12 homes, UGI Utilities Inc. says. A resident of 633 N. New St. called UGI directly
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Gas leak suspected in Indianapolis west side house explosion

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
Indianapolis west side house explosion

Posted: Jan 12, 2015 2:16 AM ESTUpdated: Jan 13, 2015 9:39 AM EST By Steve Jefferson, WTHR Crimebeat reporter INDIANAPOLIS -An overnight house explosion rocked a west side Indianapolis neighborhood, leveling a home and causing thousands of dollars in damage. The woman living at the rental home on South Vine Street just happened to be out of
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Cause of house explosion still under investigation

Feb 13th, 2015 | By admin
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Cause of house explosion still under investigation Updated: Wednesday, February 11 2015, 10:48 PM CST BOERNE, Texas — Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a house explosion in Boerne. Forty-five-year-old Scott Kenney was inside the home on Horse Hill when it exploded Tuesday. Kenney, who is married and has three children, is
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Controversial Pipeline Project Now Under Construction in the Rockaways

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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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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GM to Recall 3,200 Natural Gas-Fueled Vans Over Fire, Explosion Risk

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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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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Study Backs Environmentalist Worries About Natural Gas

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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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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