Posts Tagged ‘ FERC ’

Chevron caps one of two wells involved in Greene County fire

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 24, 2014 5:32 AM Chevron said on Sunday afternoon that one of two wells in Greene County that were still leaking natural gas after a Feb. 11 explosion has been capped. In statement, the company, which owns three wells at the drilling site in Dunkard, said the flow of gas from the
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Well now …

Dec 10th, 2013 | By Mark
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Regular readers of this site – and from the analytics, we can tell that there are tens of thousands of you, all over the world – may have noticed a distinct lack of new content here over the past few weeks and months; a slowing of the pace with which new material (original reporting, supported
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PG&E Draws Record Fine; Transco Bows to Feds on Rockaway Line; Activists Training Area Residents to Spot Pipeline Violations in Pennsylvania

May 8th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calfornia, on Sept. 9, 2010, touched off an enormous fire that destroyed an entire neighborhood, killing eight people. The California PUC yesterday recommended that PG&E pay a record $2.25 billion fine for their role in the deadly incident.

The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday recommended a record $2.25 billion fine be levied against Pacific Gas & Electric for the utility’s role in the massive explosion that killed eight people and destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, two years ago. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive
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Gas Companies Pull the Plug on Philly Natural Gas Pipeline As Swarm Of Other Projects Moves Ahead

Apr 19th, 2013 | By Mark
The proposed Commonwealth Pipeline project may be on the shelf for now, but there are plenty of other natural gas pipeline projects planned for Pennsylvania, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org.

A consortium of natural gas companies seeking to build a new pipeline that would have brought natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields into Philadelphia have put an end to the project, but a handful of other pipeline projects planned for Pennsylvania continue to move forward, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org Ed. Note –
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 15, 2013

Apr 16th, 2013 | By Mark
A photo of a home owned by former Atlanta Braves' ballplayer Chipper Jones, posted to his Twitter feed shortly after the buidling exploded in a blast caused by natural gas.

It seems a bit tone-deaf, at best, to write about natural gas explosions after what happened in Boston, Massachusetts, yesterday, Patriots’ Day, and our thoughts and prayers are with those who were hurt or killed in yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, as well as their families and friends, but our motto here is: Mourn the dead,
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Williams Transco Slaps Down U.S. Army Corps of Engineers In Rockaway Pipeline Dispute

Mar 21st, 2013 | By Mark
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The company seeking to build a natural gas pipeline through national park land near New York City dismissed safety recommendations from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently, asserting instead that their own plans to build the pipeline to a lesser standard will provide “full protection of the pipeline while minimizing environmental impacts,” according to
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New Video of Spectra Pipeline Action in New York City from Occupy Pipeline

Oct 5th, 2012 | By Mark
This graphic details three zones should an explosive event occur at the proposed Spectra natural gas pipeline currently under consideration for construction in lower Manhattan: a 500-foot radius, where everything would be incinerated if the pipeline were operating at the lower end of the pressure scale, around 800 pounds per square inch (psi); an 800-foot radius, where massive damage would occur if the pipeline were to be operating at the maximum 1,450 psi; and a 1,000 foot radius, in which enormous destruction would occur at any pressure.

A few weeks ago, a group of protesters affiliated with Occupy the Pipeline managed to gain access to the construction site at Gansevoort and the Hudson Parkway, where a massive new natural gas pipeline that will run from New Jersey into lower Manhattan is being laid, and blocked construction of the project for more than
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Feds Cite Spectra for Multiple Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Violations

Jul 11th, 2012 | By Mark
Federal pipeline safety regulators have cited Texas Eastern Transmission, a division of Spectra Energy, 14 times for natural gas pipeline safety violations since 2006. The most recent citations, for a series of potentially explosive violations of pipeline safety regulations, were issued May 29. Spectra Energy is currently moving ahead with a massive natural gas transmission pipeline project that will move natural gas through New Jersey into lower Manhattan. Area residents are growing increasingly concerned about Spectra's record of pipeline safety violations.f

Federal regulators are seeking more than $134,000 in fines from the natural gas company recently granted permission to build a massive new natural gas pipeline through New Jersey into lower Manhattan for a series of potentially explosive safety violations in the company’s pipelines in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Documents obtained by
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Port Authority Official: Spectra Could Build Natural Gas Pipeline Over Our Objections

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By Mark
The PATH rail transit system connects northern New Jersey and Manhattan, providing a critical service for more than 72 million passengers a year. The Port Authority remains deeply concerned that construction of a massive, new natural gas pipeline through the heart of the agency's property could damage the structural integrity of PATHS rail tunnels in Jersey City.

The Spectra Energy company could build a controversial natural gas pipeline through the heart of one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs regardless of the New York-New Jersey Port Authority’s concerns about public safety and other matters, an agency official said this morning. Kenneth Swann, a New York-New Jersey Port Authority Deputy Program Director who
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Port Authority Remains Concerned About Natural Gas Pipeline into NYC

Feb 21st, 2012 | By Mark
This graphic details three zones should an explosive event occur at the proposed Spectra natural gas pipeline currently under consideration for construction in lower Manhattan: a 500-foot radius, where everything would be incinerated if the pipeline were operating at the lower end of the pressure scale, around 800 pounds per square inch (psi); an 800-foot radius, where massive damage would occur if the pipeline were to be operating at the maximum 1,450 psi; and a 1,000 foot radius, in which enormous destruction would occur at any pressure.

In a letter filed today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey laid out a series of concerns the agency said remain unaddressed and could ultimately scuttle the agency’s support for the proposed Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline project. “Should FERC’s ultimate recommendation on final pipeline alignment and certification
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