Archive for October 2013

Gas Companies’ Failure to Disconnect Service at Vacant Homes May Violate Federal Law

Oct 15th, 2013 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion in Cleveland, Ohio destroyed one home and caused more than $1 million in damage to 65 other area properties. Natural gas company policies that allow gas to continue flowing to vacant properties may violate federal law, which requires the flow of gas to be completely cut off.

Do a search on the terms, “natural gas explosion” and “vacant home,” and you’ll get literally thousands of hits, despite federal laws that require gas companies to completely disconnect the flow of natural gas to vacant homes. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment
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The Emails PG&E Didn’t Want You To See

Oct 9th, 2013 | By Mark
An aerial view of the San Bruno, California, natural gas explosion as it happened in September 2010. (Photo courtesy NTSB.)

More than a week after internal emails discussing the possibility of a another massive natural gas explosion came to light, the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday ordered PG&E to shut down a pipeline that runs through San Carlos, California, until the agency can verify that it is safe to operate. Ed. note: If you enjoy
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PG&E Continued to Operate Natural Gas Pipeline After Court Order to Shut It Down

Oct 8th, 2013 | By Mark
Fuck you, we're the natural gas industry, bitches!

PG&E continued to operate a potentially explosive natural gas pipeline in norther California for nearly a week after a Superior court judge ordered the transmission line to be shut down, according to documents 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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