Archive for September 2015

‘Get everybody out of that house’: Heroic gas worker saves family as huge explosion rips through a Columbia street – destroying six homes and injuring two people

Sep 24th, 2015 | By admin
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A heroic gas worker ordered a family out of a house minutes before an explosion ripped through a neighboring property in Columbia. Two people were hurt and up to six homes destroyed in the suspected gas blast in Howard County, Maryland, on Wednesday night. Local fire chiefs said a resident and a Baltimore Gas and
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Columbia house explodes, causing three-alarm fire

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By admin
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By Amanda Yeager, Andrew Michaels, Kevin Rector and Colin CampbellHoward County Times/Columbia Fliercontact the reporters ownhouse in Columbia exploded after a suspected gas leak Wednesday, triggering a three-alarm fire that spread to neighboring homes and injured two people, fire officials said. Those injured were a resident and a Baltimore Gas & Electric worker who had been called to fix
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Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII)

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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I. CEII Defined CEII is specific engineering, vulnerability, or detailed design information about proposed or existing critical infrastructure (physical or virtual) that: Relates details about the production, generation, transmission, or distribution of energy; Could be useful to a person planning an attack on critical infrastructure; Is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the Freedom of Information
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TODAY IN ENERGY

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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SEP 18, 2015 Debt service uses a rising share of U.S. onshore oil producers’ operating cash flow Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Evaluate Energy Note: Each quarter represents a rolling four-quarter sum. Results from second-quarter 2015 financial statements of a number of U.S. companies with onshore oil operations suggest continued financial strain for some
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Gas Leaks Can’t Be Tamed They’re invisible, everywhere, and mostly harmless: an Object Lesson.

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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NICHOLAS KAWA SEP 18, 2015 During my senior year of high school, I quit my job at the local minor-league baseball stadium and got a new one checking gas lines in the Chicago suburbs. I didn’t realize at the time I signed on that I would spend four summers and one winter of my life
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Mathew Christensen gets 90 days in jail, probation for home explosion

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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Man gets 15 years of probation, must pay $300,000 in restitution By Sarah Rose The Daily Record POSTED:   09/16/2015 06:34:45 PM MDT Firefighters and police officers work the scene of a home at 1509 Woodlawn Ave. that was destroyed after a gas line explosion early Sept. 4, 2014. (Timothy Brown/ Daily Record) The Cañon
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Students return to school

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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By Isabel Angell Posted 9/17/15 Adrian Fussell / The Riverdale Press Schoolbuses at IN-Tech Academy on the first day of school on Sept. 9. As she walked to her first day of 12th grade at the New Visions Charter School for Advanced Math and Science, Kevwe said she was a little nervous. Not to go
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Big utility’s ever-shrinking fine for fatal explosion: Thomas Elias

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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By Thomas D. Elias, Los Angeles Daily News POSTED: 09/17/15, 8:56 AM PDT | UPDATED: 2 DAYS AGO Some were mystified when, moments after the California Public Utilities Commission assessed the state’s largest utility company a record $1.6 billion fine for violating state and federal natural gas pipeline standards before the 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion, Pacific
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Scaling back: NJ BPU approves lesser version of Natural Gas Modernization Plan

Sep 20th, 2015 | By admin
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September 17, 2015 By William Pentland Utility regulators in New Jersey approved a natural gas modernization program that includes a budget just shy of one billion dollars. Credit: ReubenGBrewer/Wikimedia Commons In March, the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) filed a petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) asking that the
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Infrastructure Replacement Replacing Gas Leaks?—Improving Safety?

Sep 19th, 2015 | By admin
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I have seen many comments and claims with regard to the gas leaks in Massachusetts with many claiming credit, as well as claims the Infrastructure Replacement is good for ratepayers and is a solution to the 25,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts I PERSONALLY exposed as president of NEGWA over 5 years ago! This story is
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