Posts Tagged ‘ Allentown ’

UGI tests new system to detect gas leaks

Feb 9th, 2014 | By Mark

Utility’s pilot program is part of a settlement over Allentown’s 2011 blast. By Scott Kraus, Of The Morning Call , February 8, 2014 On a frigid February night three years ago, natural gas leaking from a cracked cast-iron distribution line caused a massive explosion that lit up the sky above Allentown, killed five people and leveled eight row
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Congressional Report: Failing Natural Gas Infrastructure Costs Consumers Billions, Threatens Environment and Public Safety

Aug 1st, 2013 | By Mark
A major natural gas explosion in Allentown, PA, killed five people and destroyed a neighborhood on Feb. 10, 2011.

A new report issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee says a failing natural gas pipeline infrastructure costs American consumers billions of dollars each year, adds to global warming and jeopardizes the public health and safety. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at, please take
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 15, 2013

Jul 15th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas flares from a hydraulic fracturing well where an explosion sent eight workers to the hospital to be treated for burns on July 7 in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Photo Credit: Tara Lohan/Meghan Nesbit

The lazy days of summer vacation are over here at, but unfortunately, natural gas explosions and leaks never take a break. We may have been at the beach watching the tide roll away, but the wave of destruction wrought by the natural gas industry rolled on, exacting a heavy and, more often than not,
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We’re On A Mission: We Need 100 Subscribers by March 31!

Mar 8th, 2013 | By Mark

If you’re a regular reader of — and there are thousands of you — you know that is one of the few organizations that refuses to take at face value the PR spin the natural gas industry tries to pass off as fact. And for that, we take a lot of heat …
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ProPublica Does A Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Story

Nov 20th, 2012 | By Mark
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If you’ve ever tried to track data about pipeline safety, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that meaningful information is often elusive, buried deep within a federal website that’s difficult to use and seemingly constructed for insiders. ProPublica, the independent, non-profit news agency that has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s primary sources
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Indianapolis, Indiana Explosion – Details Remain Sketchy, Natural Gas Not Ruled Out

Nov 12th, 2012 | By Mark

Shortly after 11 p.m. EST, a massive explosion destroyed five homes and severely damaged as many as 80 others in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to recent media reports. Two people are presumed dead and seven more were injured in the incident, which occurred in the city’s southside Richmond Hill neighborhood. Several federal agencies, including the Department
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Oct. 15, 2012

Oct 15th, 2012 | By Mark
The aftermath of the San Bruno explosion on Sept. 9, 2010, that left 8 people dead and destroyed 38 homes. A California Superior Court judge ruled that PG&E customers will bear nearly half the estimated $2.2 billion it will cost to upgrade the company's natural gas transmission lines to prevent a similar accident in the future.

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions is exactly what it sounds like: an aggregation of natural gas leaks and explosions compiled from various media reports from around the country. It is not meant to be comprehensive; a report of that nature would run exceedingly long and try the patience of you, the faithful
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Natural Gas Pipeline Incidents in NY Soared in 2011, Led By Alarming Increase in NYC Pipeline Failures

Feb 16th, 2012 | By Mark
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The number of natural gas pipeline incidents — natural gas leaks or natural gas explosions — in New York City shot up dramatically in 2011, increasing by 400 percent compared to the previous year, according to documents obtained by According to records obtained from the Pipeline & Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA,) the federal
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This Week in Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions — Jan. 17, 2012

Jan 17th, 2012 | By Mark

Let’s start with explosions, since there have been so many of them lately, and finish up with leaks tomorrow, since this installment will be so lengthy … another explosion in Allentown. Yep, that Allentown, the same one — the one in Pennsylvania, only this time the blast wasn’t as big. Not like that one about
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Basic Pipeline Info All But Unavailable, Pipeline Safety Watchdog Organization Says

Nov 28th, 2011 | By Mark
Are you an elected or appointed official, or perhaps just a concerned citizen, seeking some information about the integrity and safety of the natural gas pipelines in your area? Well, more likely than not, the regulatory agency in your area has a message for you!

Maybe it’s because they’re overwhelmed; maybe it’s because the information doesn’t exist. Maybe it’s because it was never filed, or it was misfiled or maybe it’s because it’s really not a high priority right now — but for whatever reason, the vast majority of public regulatory agencies charged with overseeing pipeline safety at the state
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