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Gilbert residents back home after gas explosion

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:30 pm More than two weeks after a natural gas leak caused a home to explode in a Gilbert neighborhood sending a man to the hospital with serious burns, and forcing a neighborhood to evacuate, the evacuation order has been lifted. Jason Nelson, 39, was smoking a cigarette while
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Missouri: Gas company’s failures led to Plaza gas explosion

Feb 6th, 2014 | By Mark
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) – State investigators said Thursday that Missouri Gas Energy personnel wasted too much time before a gas explosion rocked a Country Club Plaza restaurant a year ago. The 125-page report on the deadly natural gas explosion and massive fire that destroyed a well-known Kansas City restaurant was made public Thursday. According
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Gas leak fix bill on move in House

Feb 5th, 2014 | By Mark

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 27, 2014……Legislation to tamp down subterranean natural gas leaks cleared a powerful House committee Monday without the inclusion of a controversial measure smoothing the way for a proposed Salem power plant. A completed House Ways and Means Committee poll showed unanimous support for a bill (H 3765) that requires utility companies
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Gas Companies’ Failure to Disconnect Service at Vacant Homes May Violate Federal Law

Oct 15th, 2013 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion in Cleveland, Ohio destroyed one home and caused more than $1 million in damage to 65 other area properties. Natural gas company policies that allow gas to continue flowing to vacant properties may violate federal law, which requires the flow of gas to be completely cut off.

Do a search on the terms, “natural gas explosion” and “vacant home,” and you’ll get literally thousands of hits, despite federal laws that require gas companies to completely disconnect the flow of natural gas to vacant homes. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at, please take a moment
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 2, 2013

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By Mark
An Aug. 20 natural gas explosion at a pipeline owned by Enable Midstream Partners, a subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy and Enogex, left a 20-foot crater and lit up a nearby barn.

National Grid employees took nearly 90 minutes to shut down the flow of natural gas the fed a massive fire that ignited when a 12-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured in Bedford, Massachusetts, on Aug. 14, according to documents obtained by Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at,
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 8, 2013

Apr 9th, 2013 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

It’s been a busy week, as always, in natural gas leaks and explosions, with incidents and accidents wreaking havoc across the country, so let’s get right to it: Two workers were killed on Friday, April 5, when a natural gas well exploded near Barstow, Texas, according to recent media reports. Both workers were employed by
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Leading Up to San Bruno Blast, PG&E Sought to Save Money by Downplaying Natural Gas Leaks

Jul 16th, 2012 | By Mark
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The San Francisco Chronicle has aggressively covered the fallout from the September 2010 natural gas explosion that devastated San Bruno, California, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes, and in this morning’s paper, Chronicle reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken has done it again. In an exclusive story, Van Derbeken reports on internal PG&E documents he obtained
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