Archive for January 2016

Gas leak could have caused school explosion, company alleges

Jan 31st, 2016 | By admin
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by Andrew Brown, Business Reporter and Ryan Quinn TOM HINDMAN | Gazette-Mail Mountaineer Gas alleges that over-pressurized gas lines at Capital High School could have caused an explosion earlier this month. The Jan. 6 incident involved gas from a well drilled on the school’s property by Reserve Oil and Gas. Natural gas lines running through Capital High School
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NatGas Consulting Announces New Expert Appointment

Jan 27th, 2016 | By admin
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NatGas Consulting is pleased to announce the newest addition to our natural gas/propane gas explosion investigation & testimony team of experts…..Robert Leonberger. Mr. Leonberger is currently the head of the Pipeline Safety Division for the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) who has spent over 30 years in the natural gas pipeline safety industry inspecting gas
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As gas fed M’s Pub building fire, confused MUD response delayed service line shutoff

Jan 27th, 2016 | By admin
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REBECCA S. GRATZ/THE WORLD-HERALD Omaha firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at M’s Pub in the Old Market. Mark McDonald of Boston-based NatGas Consulting “During an emergency where gas is involved, they need to be able to control their system within minutes after arriving”. POSTED: MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 12:00 AM | UPDATED: 7:42 PM, TUE JAN 26,
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CPUC begins hearings on Carmel explosion and five other PG&E pipeline accidents

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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Bay City News ServicePublished: January 19, 2016, 11:36 pm SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — As the California Public Utilities Commission began a new round of hearings in San Francisco today into PG&E’s pipeline record-keeping, Carmel Mayor Jason Burnett called for sweeping reforms and possibly a break-up of the utility. “We are demanding major reforms of PG&E, including its
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PUCO fines Columbia Gas of Ohio, asks for improvements after home explosion in Upper Arlington

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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By NBC4 StaffPublished: January 20, 2016, 6:36 pm COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–Columbia Gas of Ohio will have to pay $200,000 and make several safety improvements following a March 2015 home explosion in Upper Arlington. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an agreement requiring the fine, and asking the gas company to take steps to improve its record keeping
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Methane leak debacle needs a broad investigation

Jan 21st, 2016 | By admin
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By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board | 6 p.m. Jan. 20, 2016 Residents hold signs during a hearing over a gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Southern California air regulators face a simple decision Saturday over a 12-week-old gas leak
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Southern California air regulators fail to make decision on methane gas leak

Jan 17th, 2016 | By admin
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Published January 17, 2016 Associated Press Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print Jan. 16, 2016: Protestors carry a photo of California’s governor Jerry Brown and demand a shut down of the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles. (AP) LOS ANGELES –  Southern California air regulators delayed making a decision Saturday on
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Utility says it understated carcinogen levels

Jan 17th, 2016 | By admin
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Jan 16, 2016 byMike Newman The findings were released in response to Southern California Gas Company’s admission that the company understated the number of times the cancer-causing chemical benzene has spiked over the last three months. Because the gas company’s company readings of benzene are taken instantaneously, air quality officials said they should be compared
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Things to Know About 12-Week-Old Los Angeles Gas Leak

Jan 16th, 2016 | By admin

Gas Leak By BRIAN MELLEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Jan 15, 2016, 10:52 PM ET A leak from an underground natural gas storage facility that has sickened Los Angeles residents and sent thousands from their homes has been out of control for 12 weeks and a possible fix is expected no sooner than March. Here
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Gas leak in Ecorse causes small explosion

Jan 15th, 2016 | By admin
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10:55 AM, Jan 14, 2016 10:57 AM, Jan 14, 2016 Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. SHOW CAPTION ECORSE, Mich. (WXYZ) – A gas leak in Ecorse caused a small explosion in a building this morning. DTE crews are on the scene making repairs near
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