Archive for October 2015

Man found dead after early-morning fire at Freeport home

Oct 30th, 2015 | By admin
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Man found dead after early-morning fire at Freeport home By Karen Patterson Staff writer Posted Oct. 30, 2015 at 10:54 AM Updated at 5:00 PM FREEPORT — Authorities found a 58-year-old Freeport man dead inside his home early today after it burst into flames because of a gas explosion caused by furnace malfunction. Stephenson County
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3 People Arrested as West Roxbury Pipeline Protests Continue

Oct 30th, 2015 | By admin
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Another wave of arrests were made Thursday morning at the construction site of Spectra’s natural gas pipeline. By FRANK O’LAUGHLIN (Patch Staff) October 29, 2015 Photo Credit: Facebook Three people were arrested Thursday morning at the construction site of Spectra’s high-pressure natural gas pipeline in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood, Universal Hubfirst reported. The protestors reportedly delayed workers. The incident marks
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State OSHA fines Fresno County for gas pipeline explosion

Oct 30th, 2015 | By admin
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By - Associated Press – Thursday, October 29, 2015 FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Fresno County more than $100,000 for its role in a natural gas line explosion that killed a Fresno County Jail inmate worker. The April 17 blast occurred when an employee was using the front-loader
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Burglary led to house explosion

Oct 30th, 2015 | By admin
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Vacant homes with natural gas being allowed to be left on by many state regulators as the “SOFT-OFF” policy is not only a violation of federal regulations 192.727(d) it’s risking the safety of our families in neighborhoods all over the nation! The sole reason is to save the gas company money from sending out a
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How A Makeup Artist Transformed Gas Explosion Survivor

Oct 27th, 2015 | By admin
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Ajomole Helen The amazing transformation of this pretty young lady below has sparked up comments on social media. She has burn scars on her face and body because she is a gas explosion survivor. Abuja based professional makeup artiste Zuzu Mamman shared her touching story and picture on her Instagram page. According to  Zuzu, this
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Your home heating bill is poised to tumble this year

Oct 27th, 2015 | By admin
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Predictions of warm winter have caused natural gas prices to plummet UPDATED 5:24 PM EDT Oct 26, 2015 Tim Boyle/Getty Images NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —Apparently, a godzilla is destroying the natural gas market.Don’t worry, there isn’t a giant sea monster attacking the country’s energy infrastructure. Rather, predictions of an extremely warm winter — driven by what
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Probe of Francois Road explosion focusing on natural gas appliances

Oct 27th, 2015 | By admin
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TREVOR WILHELM, WINDSOR STAR More from Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star Published on: October 26, 2015 | Last Updated: October 26, 2015 10:55 PM EDT Investigators have determined the natural gas explosion that destroyed a house last week was not caused by defective pipelines. The scene following a house explosion in the 1400 block of Francois
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Fire marshal, Taunton fire chief: DIY repairs to blame in home explosion

Oct 27th, 2015 | By admin
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By Lisa D. Connell Taunton Posted Oct. 26, 2015 at 12:45 PM Updated at 4:36 PM TAUNTON — Laurie Beliveau typically kept to herself, neighbors say, yet when she needed their help Sunday afternoon after a natural gas explosion leveled her house, they responded. All that remains of the home at 40 Christine Lane, where 52-year-old
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Philadelphia Gas Works to ‘aggressively’ replace old gas lines

Oct 25th, 2015 | By admin
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By Mike Wereschagin Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 2:36 p.m. The owner of the most leak-prone natural gas distribution system in the state has agreed to “aggressively” accelerate the replacement of its most dangerous pipes, according to a 572-page Public Utility Commission audit released Thursday. Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipally owned gas company in the country, will
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4th worker died after pipeline explosion

Oct 25th, 2015 | By admin
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HOUMA, La. (AP) —The Terrebonne Parish coroner’s office says a fourth man has died of injuries from an explosion at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in Gibson. Three men died immediately Oct. 8, and two were critically injured. Chief investigator Danny Theriot tells The Courier that 56-year-old Michael Hill of Paris, Tennessee, died Oct. 12.
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