Archive for September 2012

Maine Backs Out of Contract Expanding State’s Natural Gas Pipeline Footprint

Sep 13th, 2012 | By Mark
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A couple of months ago, Maine’s Bureau of General Services awarded a contract to Maine Natural Gas to expand natural gas service via new pipelines in Augusta, the state capital. Today, according to recent media reports, the BGS reversed itself, pulling back the contract with MNG. The Bureau of General Services has not posted a
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Occupy Protestors Chain Themselves to Construction Equipment, Shut Down Spectra Pipeline Project

Sep 12th, 2012 | By Mark
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UPDATE: A group known as Occupy the Pipeline temporarily blocked construction of the massive, new natural gas pipeline that will run between between New Jersey and New York this afternoon, shutting down the build-out site for about an hour and 15 minutes. According to a live feed of the event streamed by OccupiedAir, four protestors
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 10, 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the massive natural gas explosion that devastated a neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area town of San Bruno, California. The blast killed 8 people, injured 50 others and destroyed 38 homes. Unfortunately, not much has changed in those two years. PG&E, the utility that owns and operates the
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