Archive for August 2013

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 19, 2013

Aug 19th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Natural gas leaks and explosions continued to exact a heavy toll across the country this week. In Du Quoin, Illinois, the state Fire Marshall said a natural gas explosion there on Monday, Aug. 12 killed one man and damaged about a dozen area homes, according to recent media reports describing the incident. Ed. note: If
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 12, 2013

Aug 12th, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

As regular readers of This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions know, natural gas leaks and explosions caused by contractors, road crews and their ilk normally don’t merit a mention, given that incidents of that nature occur so routinely that documenting even a tenth of them would take far too long and require so
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EIA Tool Tracks Storms That Could Cripple Energy Infrastructure in Real Time

Aug 10th, 2013 | By Mark
A new interactive map tracks storms that could potentially damage America's energy infrastructure in real time. Source: US Energy Information Administration

With hurricane season in full swing, the potential for storms to disrupt and damage America’s energy infrastructure increases dramatically, so recently the federal Energy Information Administration launched an app that combines data from several federal agencies to track the potential for destruction in real time. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you
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Two Fracking Stories You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Aug 7th, 2013 | By Mark
A page from a report rewritten by the EPA to downplay a link between hydraulic fracturing and water contamination. The story was broken by a blogger with DeSmogBlog.

A pair of stories broke recently that, taken together, cast considerable doubt on the gas industry’s claims that hydraulic fracturing does not harm the environment. EPA Buries Report Contradicting Gas Industry’s Clean-Water Claims As if the Obama administration’s IRS, NSA, AP and Benghazi scandals weren’t enough, DeSmogBlog blogger Steve Horn published a piece on Monday dccumenting
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Congressional Report: Failing Natural Gas Infrastructure Costs Consumers Billions, Threatens Environment and Public Safety

Aug 1st, 2013 | By Mark
A major natural gas explosion in Allentown, PA, killed five people and destroyed a neighborhood on Feb. 10, 2011.

A new report issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee says a failing natural gas pipeline infrastructure costs American consumers billions of dollars each year, adds to global warming and jeopardizes the public health and safety. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at, please take
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