Natural Gas Explosions

Overnight fire erupts in downtown Madelia; at least 8 businesses damaged

Feb 4th, 2016 | By admin
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Eight businesses were damaged or destroyed in the town, which is 25 miles southwest of Mankato. By Paul Walsh and Matt McKinney Star Tribune FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — 10:05PM Video (00:41) : An eyewitness caught crews on the scene of a fire that raced trough adjoining businesses along a small south-central Minnesota town’s Main Street, leaving a
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Gas leak could have caused school explosion, company alleges

Jan 31st, 2016 | By admin
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by Andrew Brown, Business Reporter and Ryan Quinn TOM HINDMAN | Gazette-Mail Mountaineer Gas alleges that over-pressurized gas lines at Capital High School could have caused an explosion earlier this month. The Jan. 6 incident involved gas from a well drilled on the school’s property by Reserve Oil and Gas. Natural gas lines running through Capital High School
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As gas fed M’s Pub building fire, confused MUD response delayed service line shutoff

Jan 27th, 2016 | By admin
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REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD Omaha firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at M’s Pub in the Old Market. Mark McDonald of Boston-based NatGas Consulting “During an emergency where gas is involved, they need to be able to control their system within minutes after arriving”. POSTED: MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 12:00 AM | UPDATED: 7:42 PM, TUE JAN 26,
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CPUC begins hearings on Carmel explosion and five other PG&E pipeline accidents

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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Bay City News ServicePublished: January 19, 2016, 11:36 pm SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — As the California Public Utilities Commission began a new round of hearings in San Francisco today into PG&E’s pipeline record-keeping, Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett called for sweeping reforms and possibly a break-up of the utility. “We are demanding major reforms of PG&E, including its
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PUCO fines Columbia Gas of Ohio, asks for improvements after home explosion in Upper Arlington

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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By NBC4 StaffPublished: January 20, 2016, 6:36 pm COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–Columbia Gas of Ohio will have to pay $200,000 and make several safety improvements following a March 2015 home explosion in Upper Arlington. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an agreement requiring the fine, and asking the gas company to take steps to improve its record keeping
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Gas leak in Ecorse causes small explosion

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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10:55 AM, Jan 14, 2016 10:57 AM, Jan 14, 2016 Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. SHOW CAPTION ECORSE, Mich. (WXYZ) – A gas leak in Ecorse caused a small explosion in a building this morning. DTE crews are on the scene making repairs near
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Timberline home destroyed in gas explosion

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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Man sustains minor burns to his face, son unhurt Angelique McNaughton, The Park Record POSTED:   01/13/2016 03:36:29 PM MST1 COMMENT Park City firefighters work to contain a fire at 7933 N. Cedar Way early Wednesday morning. A portable propane-fueled heater is suspected to have caused the explosion that destroyed the home. (Jake Shane/Park Record)
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Gas leak causes explosion at Ecorse park bathroom

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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POSTED:JAN 14 2016 08:37AM EST UPDATED:JAN 14 2016 12:06PM EST ECORSE, Mich. (WJBK) – A gas leak caused a public park bathroom at Dingell Park to explode in Ecorse Thursday morning, Ecorse Public Safety Director Mike Moore tells FOX 2. The leak has also prompted the evacuation of some homes in the area, and Moore
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Ohio home explosion, fire that killed family of 4 ruled arson

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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Published January 14, 2016 FoxNews.com Jan. 12, 2016: Investigators search the cause of an explosion and fire at a home in Northfield Center Township, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) An explosion and fire that killed a family of four in northeast Ohio Monday night was arson, and possibly a murder-suicide, a medical examiner said. The Summit
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Prosecutors: PG&E Resisted Record Keeping Change After Blast

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 | Sacramento, CA | Permalink Tfinc / WikiMedia (AP) – Prosecutors in a criminal case stemming from a deadly natural-gas explosion in California say a former Pacific Gas & Electric company employee experienced resistance when she tried to improve the company’s record keeping. Investigators have blamed the 2010 blast in part on
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