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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 29, 2013

Jul 29th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural gas drilling rig off the Gulf of Mexico, just off the Louisiana coast, exploded and caught fire after the gas well ruptured on Monday, July 22, 2013. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

The recent and, unfortunately, ongoing big story, of course, is the massive explosion and subsequent Airborne Toxic Event at a doomed drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Louisiana. Sound familiar? (On a related note, Halliburton just pled guilty to the charge of destroying evidence relating to the Deepwater Horizon
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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 NaturalGasWatch.org, 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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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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