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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 30, 2012

Jul 31st, 2012 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

As always, it’s been a busy week in the world of natural gas leaks and natural gas explosions, but this past few days some tremendous work being done in the mainstream media documenting the extent to which the natural gas industry has co-opted the regulatory processes that are supposed to safeguard the public health and
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 22, 2011

Aug 24th, 2011 | By Mark
This was a particularly destructive week for natural gas leaks and natural gas explosions.

Okay, so perhaps this post really should be titled, “The Last Two Weeks in Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions,” because what with the recent visit to the White House and all the other content that needed creating, last week’s episode sort of fell by the wayside. Unfortunately, this was a particularly destructive and devastating week
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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

Jun 19th, 2011 | By Mark
Natural gas industry trade groups, like the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, have helped to shape the regulations that govern their industry by funding the studies that serve as the foundation for regulatory recommendations, according to a provocative and compelling story published by Hearst Newspapers.

Sometimes a couple of stories come along, from completely different sources, that precipitate a jaw-dropping sense of astonishment. This is one of those times. First, from the trade journal Occupational Health & Safety, a story posted on Saturday headlined, “New Rules Coming for Pipeline Control Rooms.” The story notes that: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s
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Friday Funnies: Never Mind That Sound You Hear …

Jun 17th, 2011 | By Mark

Gas Leaks Documented by Researchers in Boston Extend Throughout the Nation’s Natural Gas Infrastructure, Researchers Say

May 16th, 2011 | By Mark
Methane concentration measurements in Boston displayed in Google Earth. Peaks correspond to methane concentrations up to levels five times background levels. These measurements were typical of measurements made throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. Graphic obtained from abstract of the BU team's research paper to be presented at the NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Annual Conference in Boulder, CO on May 17-18.

Researchers and collaborators at Boston University have documented hundreds of natural gas leaks in the city, many of which constitute an immediate public hazard — and the problem, the researchers say, goes well beyond Boston’s degrading and leaky natural gas infrastructure. “I was surprised that we documented literally hundreds of leaks,” Prof. Nathan Phillips, an
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Damage from the Minneapolis Natural Gas Explosion and Concern About Similar Incidents in Allentown

Mar 20th, 2011 | By Mark
A massive fireball rolls into the sky after a natural gas explosion in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Here’s a link to a picture of a car that was melted in the recent Minneapolis natural gas explosion, and here’s some great video of the aftermath of the same natural gas explosion. The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a fascinating slide show of the event here. And the Allentown Morning Call has a great
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