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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – May 27, 2013

May 28th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Fallen electrical wires ignited a previously undetected natural gas leak in a Greenwich, Connecticut, neighborhood on Friday, May 24, triggering a fire that one first responder characterized as “like the eternal flame.” Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive here at, please take a moment to click on one
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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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U.S. Geological Survey Researchers Find Shale Gas in Massachusetts, Connecticut

Aug 7th, 2012 | By Mark
USGS map of east coast gas deposits

Researchers at the United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) have released a report documenting and assessing substantial “undiscovered” natural gas and oil resources  that extend well up the East Coast of the United States, as far as western Massachusetts and central Connecticut. “The geology indicates that many of the coal beds and shale basins may be
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 16, 2012

Apr 17th, 2012 | By Mark
The Texas Eastern pipeline.

As usual, it’s been a busy week in natural gas leaks and explosions, so let’s get right to it. A natural gas pipeline located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, ruptured on Monday, April 9, sending a jet of flame more than 100 feet into the air, according to a recent media report. The incident occurred in
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 8, 2011

Aug 8th, 2011 | By Mark

Major news in natural gas leaks and natural gas explosions this week, so let’s get right to it, shall we? Of course, the big story was the news that New York’s Millenium Pipeline, which services the state’s Southern Tier, may be riddled with faulty welds and of dubious integrity — or, as the investigating authorities
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Yankee Gas Granted Partial Rate Request Increase to Improve Pipeline Safety

Jun 30th, 2011 | By Mark

The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control approved a rate increase request of approximately $5.6 million for Yankee Gas yesterday, substantially less than the $78.5 million the utility had sought. Yankee Gas Communications Manager Karen Samide told that the funds generated by the rate increase will be used to improve the safety of the
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