Archive for June 2013

Spectra Energy Employee: We Never Bothered to Check Natural Gas Pipeline for Corrosion

Jun 19th, 2013 | By Mark
Corroded natural gas pipelines like the one pictured here can become dangerous sources of natural gas leaks and explosions if inadequately monitored.

A Spectra Energy employee acknowledged to federal inspectors that the company never conducted key tests for corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that was already operating at excess capacity, according to documents recently obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – June 17, 2013

Jun 18th, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

It’s been another deadly week around the United States as natural gas explosions continued to exact a heavy toll among customers and industry workers alike. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to click on one of the advertisements you will find above
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – June 10, 2013

Jun 11th, 2013 | By Mark
A high-pressure, natural gas pipeline owned and operated by the Columbia ruptured on Dec. 11, 2012, touching off a massive natural gas explosion that threw 100-foot sections of pipeline hundreds of feet away and triggered a blazing inferno that destroyed three area homes. No one was injured in the natural gas explosion.

The National Transportation Safety Board publicly released a trove of documents relating to the ruptured natural gas pipeline that triggered a powerful natural gas explosion near Interstate 77 in Sissonville, West Virginia, destroyed three nearby homes and leaving an enormous crater in the ground. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – June 3, 2013

Jun 5th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

As usual, it’s been a busy, busy week for natural gas leaks and explosions, so let’s get right to it. A natural gas explosion severely damaged a building and injured eight people, one of them a police officer at Nyack College, a Christian college in South Nyack, New York, on Tuesday, June 4, according to
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