Archive for May 2015

Giant Gas Pipeline Next to Nuclear Power Plant Could Cause a New York ‘Fukishima,’ Say Experts

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
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By John Dyer May 21, 2015 | 7:59 am Experts are claiming that a massive natural gas pipeline being constructed next to a major nuclear power plant in New York could cause a meltdown just 40 miles north of Manhattan. The company Spectra Energy has started construction on a 42-inch-diameter pipeline that will pass only 105 feet from the
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In R.I., no price relief for electric customers

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
PRNewsFoto/America's Natural Gas AllianceElectric rates in Rhode Island are driven by the price of natural gas and a lack of infrastructure drives up natural gas prices in Northeast, reports America's Natural Gas Alliance.

By Alex Kuffner Journal Staff Writer Posted May 22, 2015 at 11:15 PM PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Over the past few years, electric rates in Rhode Island have followed a regional trend, spiking in the winter when demand for natural gas is at its peak, and plunging in the summer as the weather warms and use
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Power of Liquid Natural Gas Explosion Accident – Incredible Footage – China

May 27th, 2015 | By admin

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Workers’ comp ruling may reduce Fresno County liability in gas pipeline blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
This Pacific Gas & Electric Co. photo shows the area at the Fresno Sheriff’s Foundation shooting range where the natural gas line exploded last month. | PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC CO.

BY MARC BENJAMIN mbenjamin@fresnobee.com Fresno County is trying to shield itself from high-cost lawsuits from inmates who worked at the Fresno Sheriff’s Foundation shooting range the day a Pacific Gas & Electric pipeline exploded by saying the inmates fall under the state Workers’ Compensation program. If the county succeeds, the medical bills of 10 injured
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GUEST COLUMN: Why sportsmen support fracking

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
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Corey Cogdell-Unrein • Published: May 24, 2015 •  5 Trapshooting was my first love. More than just crushing my target, I lived for that millisecond when the explosion of gunpowder swirled amidst the clear blue skies – a speck in Mother Nature’s omnipotent beauty. The great outdoors are my escape – my second home. It’s a feeling unique to
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Housewarming party held for Peoria couple who lost belongings in explosion

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
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PEORIA, Ariz. -The Peoria community came together to celebrate a local family that lost everything in a devastating explosion. Back in October 2013, Tiara Del Rio lit a candle and because of a natural gas leak in the home, it exploded.  She and Beau Zimbro were badly injured. On Saturday, they held a housewarming party
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How PG&E missed chance to avert San Bruno blast

May 27th, 2015 | By admin
Cars and homes lie burned out in San Bruno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. (Photo by Jana Asenbrennerova/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle)

By Jaxon Van Derbeken May 23, 2015 Updated: May 23, 2015 6:44pm Seven years before a natural-gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno killed eight people, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. engineers were alerted that a crucial piece of information about the pipe’s troubled history was missing, a newly uncovered document shows. That information could have been tracked
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. President Announces Retirement

May 27th, 2015 | By admin

SAN FRANCISCO — May 27, 2015, 2:14 AM ET The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year. PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service. PG&E
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Judge says pipeline restraining order is beyond his jurisdiction

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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BY MARC BENJAMIN The Fresno BeeMay 7, 2015 •  Judge said state rules prohibit him from issuing order • Lawyers say most issues have been clarified • Videotaping remains a sticking point for utilities commission ____ A Fresno County judge refused to intervene Thursday in a legal fight over testing of the damaged pipeline from last month’s natural
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Copper pipe theft caused gas leak, explosion that tore apart Syracuse house

May 7th, 2015 | By admin
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By Ken Sturtz | ksturtz@syracuse.com Follow on Twitter on May 07, 2015 at 7:55 PM SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Thieves are to blame for an explosion that ripped apart a South Side house Wednesday afternoon, the Syracuse Fire Department said. The explosion happened about 1 p.m. at a house as 201 Dawes Ave. No one was injured and
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