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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 9, 2013

Sep 9th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural-gas fueld fire rages out of control on Sept. 9, 2010, after an enormous naturla gas explosion in San Bruno, California. State and federal regulators later determined that the PG&E, the owner and operator of the pipeline that blew up, could have prevented the blast with basic safety precautions and adequate record-keeping practices. (Photo courtesy NTSB.)

Three years ago today, a massive natural gas explosion devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno, California, killing, eight people, injuring 66 others and destroying 38 homes – and for many area residents and policymakers, more than a few key questions remain unanswered. 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 – June 17, 2013

Jun 18th, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

It’s been another deadly week around the United States as natural gas explosions continued to exact a heavy toll among customers and industry workers alike. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive here at, please take a moment to click on one of the advertisements you will find above
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 27, 2012

Aug 29th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

The ongoing wave of natural gas explosions continued to take a deadly toll around the United States since our last column. Here’s a brief tally of the “highlights,” if you will. An explosion at a natural gas drilling rig near Fort Lupton, Colorado, killed one man and injured three others on Wednesday, Aug. 15, around
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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 – April 9, 2012

Apr 9th, 2012 | By Mark

The Williams Transco natural gas pipeline, an 11,000 mile pipeline that runs from the Gulf Coast to markets on the eastern seaboard, sprung a leak in Bergen County, New Jersey, according to a recent media report. The leak in a 36-inch-diameter section of the pipeline represents the second incident calling in to question the pipeline’s
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FERC Tells Spectra To Answer for Safety Violations; Pipeline Safety Regulators Cite Spectra Again for Failing to Control Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion

Dec 5th, 2011 | By Mark
One federal agency wants Spectra to answer for one set of alleged pipeline safety violations, while another federal agency is busy writing the company up for additional alleged violations.

When it comes to the federal government, it sometimes seems as if the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing. A case in point: the massive new natural gas pipeline that Spectra Energy has proposed to build through New Jersey and under the Hudson River, into lower Manhattan, where it would bring shale
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Hoping to Prevent a Tragedy, Local and State Legislators are Targeting Leaky and Dangerous Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructures

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By Mark
More than 800 leaks -- nearly half of them found to constitute an immediate threat to life and property -- have been found in the natural gas pipeline infrastructure that serves Moss Point, Mississippi.

By staff State and local legislators in at least two states are looking to natural gas utilities to take care of their aging natural gas infrastructures that are plagued with leaks, spewing volatile methane gas into the atmosphere unchecked, doing serious damage to the environment and posing a major threat to public safety as
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