Archive for February 2013

Apocalyptic Natural Gas Explosion Levels Kansas City Restaurant

Feb 20th, 2013 | By Mark
A massive fire triggered by a natural gas explosion rages out of control in mid-town Kansas City, MO, yesterday. Image courtesy KCTV-TV5.

UPDATE: Kansas City Mayor Sly James confirmed that one person has died in connection with last night’s natural gas explosion, which leveled JJ’s, a popular mid-town restaurant, shortly after 6 p.m. CST. The mayor will hold another press conference to provide additional information this afternoon at 4:45 p.m CST (5:45 p.m. EST). A massive natural
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“Gasland” Film Maker Turns His Lens to Worker Safety in the Gas Fields

Feb 19th, 2013 | By Mark
Workers at hydraulic fracturing rigs are often exposed to hazardous materials on the job. In this photo, provided by the National Institute of Occuaptional Safety and Health, a worker is at risk for exposure to silica, a fine quartz dust that can cause silicosis, a incurable and fatal lung condition that slowly suffocates its victims by reducing the lungs' capacity to absorb oxygen.

Academy-award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox will soon release a short film called CJ’s Law that he hopes will shine a light on the workplace safety hazards faced every day by workers in the gas fields. The legislation at the heart of the film, S3466-2013, also known as CJ’s Law, would establish basic workplace safety protections
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Feds Investigate Natural Gas Price-Fixing Allegations

Feb 16th, 2013 | By Mark
Federal regulators are investigating irregular price swings in the natural gas markets, according to a story published in the Wall Street Journal recently.

Federal regulators are looking into volatile price swings in the natural gas commodities market that occurred during the past 12 months in connection with the release of weekly natural gas inventory information, according to an article published in The Wall Street Journal this morning. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content you get here at
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