Posts Tagged ‘ natural gas pipelines ’

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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Williams-Transco Minimizes Magnitude of Hurricane Sandy, Chance of Damage to Rockaway Line From A Similar Storm

May 22nd, 2013 | By Mark
Hurricane Sandy struck the mid-Atlantic area of the United States on Oct. 29, 2012, killing dozens and doing hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage.

Noting that Hurricane Sandy was technically not quite a 100-year-storm, engineers and executives at Williams-Transco assured concerned state and federal regulators recently that the natural gas pipeline they propose to run through coastal wetlands and recreation areas near Coney Island faces only a small risk of being damaged by flooding in a similar natural disaster.
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Feds: Spectra Energy Delayed Critical Natural Gas Pipeline Repairs, Maintenance for Years in Pennsylvania

Jan 24th, 2013 | By Mark

Spectra Energy, the company that is currently constructing a large, high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline between New Jersey and lower Manhattan, allegedly put off critical repairs and maintenance to its natural gas transmission system in Pennsylvania for more than four years, from July 2008 to August 2012, even though the company’s own testing indicated a
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Need a Job? Become a Natural Gas Pipeline Inspector! No Experience Necessary!

Dec 11th, 2012 | By Mark
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Here’s something that might scare the bejesus out of everyone who is concerned about the integrity of our nation’s natural gas infrastructure. Why? Because federal pipeline safety regulations leave natural gas pipeline inspections in large part to the natural gas industry; when it comes to inspecting pipelines for leaks, they are pretty much on their
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U.S. Geological Survey: Natural Gas Fracking Is Destroying Pennsylvania Forests

Oct 24th, 2012 | By Mark
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Natural gas drilling activity is destroying thousands of acres of forest in Pennsylvania, according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Geological Survey. “This type of extensive and long-term habitat conversion has a greater impact on natural ecosystems than activities such as logging or agriculture, given the great dissimilarity between gas-well pad infrastructure and
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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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