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Infrastructure Replacement Replacing Gas Leaks?—Improving Safety?

Sep 19th, 2015 | By admin
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I have seen many comments and claims with regard to the gas leaks in Massachusetts with many claiming credit, as well as claims the Infrastructure Replacement is good for ratepayers and is a solution to the 25,000 gas leaks in Massachusetts I PERSONALLY exposed as president of NEGWA over 5 years ago! This story is
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Philadelphia mayor strikes deal to sell utility

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin
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RON TODT Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s distressed pension fund would get an injection of $424 million under a proposal for UIL Holdings Corp. to buy the city-owned gas utility for $1.86 billion, the mayor announced Monday. Mayor Michael Nutter said the deal, which requires the approval of City Council and state utility
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Family of PGW worker killed in blast still in pain

Mar 1st, 2014 | By admin
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Peg Keeley last saw her son alive 916 days ago – she keeps count – when Mark Keeley walked out the door of the family’s Fox Chase home to work the evening shift at Philadelphia Gas Works. It was Jan. 18, 2011. That cold winter’s night, the 19-year-old gas worker was killed when natural gas
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STATE NATURAL GAS REGULATIONS!

Feb 23rd, 2014 | By admin

www.NaturalGasWatch.org  Added an amazing new chapter to their website where all visitors can browse each states natural gas regulations from one source with NGW. MUCH MORE IMPROVEMENTS TO COME!! www.naturalgaswatch.org



This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 12, 2013

Aug 12th, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

As regular readers of This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions know, natural gas leaks and explosions caused by contractors, road crews and their ilk normally don’t merit a mention, given that incidents of that nature occur so routinely that documenting even a tenth of them would take far too long and require so
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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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Gas Companies Pull the Plug on Philly Natural Gas Pipeline As Swarm Of Other Projects Moves Ahead

Apr 19th, 2013 | By Mark
The proposed Commonwealth Pipeline project may be on the shelf for now, but there are plenty of other natural gas pipeline projects planned for Pennsylvania, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org.

A consortium of natural gas companies seeking to build a new pipeline that would have brought natural gas from the Marcellus Shale fields into Philadelphia have put an end to the project, but a handful of other pipeline projects planned for Pennsylvania continue to move forward, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org Ed. Note –
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ProPublica Does A Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Story

Nov 20th, 2012 | By Mark
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If you’ve ever tried to track data about pipeline safety, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that meaningful information is often elusive, buried deep within a federal website that’s difficult to use and seemingly constructed for insiders. ProPublica, the independent, non-profit news agency that has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s primary sources
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Basic Pipeline Info All But Unavailable, Pipeline Safety Watchdog Organization Says

Nov 28th, 2011 | By Mark
Are you an elected or appointed official, or perhaps just a concerned citizen, seeking some information about the integrity and safety of the natural gas pipelines in your area? Well, more likely than not, the regulatory agency in your area has a message for you!

Maybe it’s because they’re overwhelmed; maybe it’s because the information doesn’t exist. Maybe it’s because it was never filed, or it was misfiled or maybe it’s because it’s really not a high priority right now — but for whatever reason, the vast majority of public regulatory agencies charged with overseeing pipeline safety at the state
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Jersey City FD Union Head Says First Responders Would Be Overwhelmed by Failure of Spectra Natural Gas Pipeline

Aug 10th, 2011 | By Mark
Citing budget cuts, the head of Jersey City's firefighters union said the city would be not be able to handle a catastrophic failure of the natural gas pipeline proposed by Spectra Energy to run between New Jersey and New York City.

Citing budget guts that have forced a drawdown in personnel, the head of Jersey City’s firefighters union said recently that first responders would be overwhelmed and unable to handle a disaster in the event of a failure of the proposed Spectra natural gas pipeline there. “Due to the economic recession and budget cuts we are
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