Archive for December 2012

Natural Gas Company In West Virginia Explosion Has Deep Record of Pipeline Safety Violations

Dec 13th, 2012 | By Mark
The company that owns and operates the natural gas pipeline that exploded in West Virginia earlier this week has a lengthy history of pipeline safety violation and incidents, according to records obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org.

The company that owns and operates the natural gas pipeline that exploded in West Virginia on Tuesday has a lengthy record of pipeline safety violations and federal enforcement actions, including several recent incidents in West Virginia, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note – If you enjoy the coverage and content provided by NaturalGasWatch.org,
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Massive Natural Gas Explosion Lights Up West Virginia

Dec 11th, 2012 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion has occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia, shutting down I-77 and torching at least five homes. This image reportedly shows the fire that resulted from the blast shortly after it occurred.

An enormous natural gas explosion has erupted in West Virginia in the town of Sissonville, about 20 miles north of Charleston. According to media reports describing the blast, at least five structures are on fire and flames are shooting approximately 75 feet into the sky. The heat from the fire is reportedly too intense for
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Need a Job? Become a Natural Gas Pipeline Inspector! No Experience Necessary!

Dec 11th, 2012 | By Mark
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Here’s something that might scare the bejesus out of everyone who is concerned about the integrity of our nation’s natural gas infrastructure. Why? Because federal pipeline safety regulations leave natural gas pipeline inspections in large part to the natural gas industry; when it comes to inspecting pipelines for leaks, they are pretty much on their
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Natural Gas Blast Victim’s Mother Educated, Energized and Engaged on Safety Issues

Dec 6th, 2012 | By Mark
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Dee Melton nearly lost her daughter, Lisa Martinez, and four of her grandchildren, to a natural gas explosion. Now she’s pushing the natural gas company to do a better job of educating people about the warning signs associated with a natural gas leaks, with the hope that better information will prevent a future tragedy. Ed.
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – December 3, 2012

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By Mark
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Natural gas explosions made national headlines over the past few weeks with high-profile incidents in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Springfield, Massachusetts, but there were many more natural gas leaks and explosions that didn’t garner quite so much attention. That said, you can listen to a compelling recording of the audio feed from the emergency communications channels
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