Posts Tagged ‘ San Bruno ’

UGI tests new system to detect gas leaks

Feb 9th, 2014 | By Mark
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Utility’s pilot program is part of a settlement over Allentown’s 2011 blast. By Scott Kraus, Of The Morning Call , February 8, 2014 On a frigid February night three years ago, natural gas leaking from a cracked cast-iron distribution line caused a massive explosion that lit up the sky above Allentown, killed five people and leveled eight row
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Well now …

Dec 10th, 2013 | By Mark
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Regular readers of this site – and from the analytics, we can tell that there are tens of thousands of you, all over the world – may have noticed a distinct lack of new content here over the past few weeks and months; a slowing of the pace with which new material (original reporting, supported
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – November 4, 2013

Nov 4th, 2013 | By Mark
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Every month natural gas leaks and explosions do serious damage, with more often than not fatal consequences. October 2013 was no exception. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to click on one of the advertisements you’ll find above or on the right-hand side
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The Emails PG&E Didn’t Want You To See

Oct 9th, 2013 | By Mark
An aerial view of the San Bruno, California, natural gas explosion as it happened in September 2010. (Photo courtesy NTSB.)

More than a week after internal emails discussing the possibility of a another massive natural gas explosion came to light, the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday ordered PG&E to shut down a pipeline that runs through San Carlos, California, until the agency can verify that it is safe to operate. Ed. note: If you enjoy
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PG&E Continued to Operate Natural Gas Pipeline After Court Order to Shut It Down

Oct 8th, 2013 | By Mark
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PG&E continued to operate a potentially explosive natural gas pipeline in norther California for nearly a week after a Superior court judge ordered the transmission line to be shut down, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment to
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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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Congressional Report: Failing Natural Gas Infrastructure Costs Consumers Billions, Threatens Environment and Public Safety

Aug 1st, 2013 | By Mark
A major natural gas explosion in Allentown, PA, killed five people and destroyed a neighborhood on Feb. 10, 2011.

A new report issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee says a failing natural gas pipeline infrastructure costs American consumers billions of dollars each year, adds to global warming and jeopardizes the public health and safety. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take
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Indiana State Regulators Move to Prevent a PG&E-Style Natural Gas Explosion From Happening In Their State

Jul 30th, 2013 | By Mark
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After a massive natural gas explosion killed eight people and razed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, nearly three years ago, an investigation into the incident revealed that records kept by the natural gas pipeline’s operator, PG&E, were at best inadequate and in many cases non-existent. This fact apparently was not lost on natural
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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 NaturalGasWatch.org, 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 – June 10, 2013

Jun 11th, 2013 | By Mark
A high-pressure, natural gas pipeline owned and operated by the Columbia ruptured on Dec. 11, 2012, touching off a massive natural gas explosion that threw 100-foot sections of pipeline hundreds of feet away and triggered a blazing inferno that destroyed three area homes. No one was injured in the natural gas explosion.

The National Transportation Safety Board publicly released a trove of documents relating to the ruptured natural gas pipeline that triggered a powerful natural gas explosion near Interstate 77 in Sissonville, West Virginia, destroyed three nearby homes and leaving an enormous crater in the ground. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you
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