Archive for September 2014

PUC proposes $1.4-billion PG&E fine for San Bruno explosion

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
DON BARTLETTI / LOS ANGELES TIMES

BY MARC LIFSHER September 2, 2014, 11:13 p.m. California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., should pay $1.4 billion for a 2010 pipeline explosion that leveled a Bay Area neighborhood and killed eight people, state regulators proposed Tuesday. The penalty, which is not yet final, would be the biggest safety-related fine in the history
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True Cause Of Fracking Leaks Found – Industry Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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By Brian Westenhaus | Wed, 17 September 2014 19:19 | An Ohio State University led study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing as the walls of the gas well and their well casing seal to the ground. It’s not the source many people may have
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Controversial Pipeline Project Now Under Construction in the Rockaways

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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Al Jazeera New York published an in depth, interesting piece about a natural gas pipeline called the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project, now under construction in the Rockaways. The project met protest when it was proposed in 2012, but was ultimately signed into law by Congress just weeks after the Rockaways was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
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Environmental groups demand new methane regulations

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Washington Bureau September 18, 2014 | Updated: September 18, 2014 7:45pm WASHINGTON — Environmental groups Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on leaking methane in the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure. Those mandates are urgently needed to keep that potent heat-trapping gas
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City Accelerates Upgrade of Priority Underground Infrastructure; Coordinates Work with Consolidated Edison and National Grid

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
Cast Iron Gas Main that failed in Harlem!

September 20, 2014 Work grows out of Underground Infrastructure Report released in June and de Blasio administration’s commitment of an additional $300 million to speed the upgrade of aging City infrastructure City and utilities have begun coordinated upgrades at four locations; dozens of additional locations under consideration for similar replacements Photos of the work can
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Six escape injury in gas explosion, fire at Raritan Township house

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
A gas explosion and fire damaged a home in Raritan Township Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Terry Wright | Hunterdon County Democrat)

By Terry Wright | Hunterdon County Democrat Email the author on September 19, 2014 at 3:46 PM RARITAN TWP. – Six people escaped injury when a natural gas explosion caused a fire in an Old York Road home this morning. The blast rocked the neighborhood and caused a fire in the house, but that was quickly
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GM to Recall 3,200 Natural Gas-Fueled Vans Over Fire, Explosion Risk

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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GM to Recall 3,200 Natural Gas-Fueled Vans Over Fire, Explosion Risk Recall Covers Some Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vehicles MICHAEL CALIA Sept. 18, 2014 9:24 a.m. ET General Motors Co. GM -0.26% is recalling nearly 3,200 natural gas-powered vans over an increased risk of fire or explosions, U.S. safety regulators said. The recall covers certain Chevrolet
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Study Backs Environmentalist Worries About Natural Gas

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
Jeff McMahon Contributor

Natural gas is often touted as a “bridge” fuel to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions during a transition from coal-fired power plants to renewable sources of energy. But natural gas offers few short-term benefits over coal, according to a study released last week by Energy Innovation, as long as the natural-gas infrastructure continues to leak methane. “For
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New anti-fracking TV spot unveiled

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
Sandra Steingraber of New Yorkers Against Fracking raises health concerns about hydro fracking during a news conference Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2013, at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union)

New York groups focus on woes affecting Pennsylvania residents By Casey Seiler 6:08 pm, Sunday, September 21, 2014 ALBANY — A coalition of groups opposed to New York’s implementation of the controversial natural gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking brought in Pennsylvania residents Wednesday to share their allegations of health and environmental damage resulting from the process. The
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NaturalGasWatch.org New Formatting!

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By admin
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Hello NaturalGasWatch.org friends & visitors, You may have noticed a bit of a slow down in posting over the past couple of weeks. This is not due to a lack of support or interest, quite the opposite! We are in the process of revamping the site to where it will be a much more effective
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