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Natural Gas Company In West Virginia Explosion Has Deep Record of Pipeline Safety Violations

Dec 13th, 2012 | By Mark
The company that owns and operates the natural gas pipeline that exploded in West Virginia earlier this week has a lengthy history of pipeline safety violation and incidents, according to records obtained by

The company that owns and operates the natural gas pipeline that exploded in West Virginia on Tuesday has a lengthy record of pipeline safety violations and federal enforcement actions, including several recent incidents in West Virginia, according to documents obtained by Ed. note – If you enjoy the coverage and content provided by,
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Massive Natural Gas Explosion Lights Up West Virginia

Dec 11th, 2012 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion has occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia, shutting down I-77 and torching at least five homes. This image reportedly shows the fire that resulted from the blast shortly after it occurred.

An enormous natural gas explosion has erupted in West Virginia in the town of Sissonville, about 20 miles north of Charleston. According to media reports describing the blast, at least five structures are on fire and flames are shooting approximately 75 feet into the sky. The heat from the fire is reportedly too intense for
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Feds Cite Millennium Pipeline Operator for Failure to Inspect Welds, Monitor Corrosion

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By Mark
Federal regulators have cited the Millennium Pipeline, already subject to a federal consent agreement as a result of previous pipeline safety violations, with additional violations of federal pipeline safety regulations.

The troubled Millennium Pipeline, already under regulatory scrutiny as a result of faulty welds and shoddy construction practices, has been cited for additional pipeline safety violations by federal regulators, according to documents obtained by The Pipeline and Hazardous Material and Safety Administration (PHMSA) cited the the Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary
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