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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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PG&E Draws Record Fine; Transco Bows to Feds on Rockaway Line; Activists Training Area Residents to Spot Pipeline Violations in Pennsylvania

May 8th, 2013 | By Mark
A natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calfornia, on Sept. 9, 2010, touched off an enormous fire that destroyed an entire neighborhood, killing eight people. The California PUC yesterday recommended that PG&E pay a record $2.25 billion fine for their role in the deadly incident.

The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday recommended a record $2.25 billion fine be levied against Pacific Gas & Electric for the utility’s role in the massive explosion that killed eight people and destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, two years ago. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – May 6, 2013

May 6th, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

A shallow natural gas pipeline in Bakersfield, California, exploded and caught fire on Monday, April 22, after a pavement grinder operated by a crew working to repave struck the line, according to recent media reports. Now, regular readers of This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions know that, as a matter of course, natural
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 15, 2013

Apr 16th, 2013 | By Mark
A photo of a home owned by former Atlanta Braves' ballplayer Chipper Jones, posted to his Twitter feed shortly after the buidling exploded in a blast caused by natural gas.

It seems a bit tone-deaf, at best, to write about natural gas explosions after what happened in Boston, Massachusetts, yesterday, Patriots’ Day, and our thoughts and prayers are with those who were hurt or killed in yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, as well as their families and friends, but our motto here is: Mourn the dead,
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Mar 8th, 2013 | By Mark
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If you’re a regular reader of NaturalGasWatch.org — and there are thousands of you — you know that NaturalGasWatch.org is one of the few organizations that refuses to take at face value the PR spin the natural gas industry tries to pass off as fact. And for that, we take a lot of heat …
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Feds: Spectra Energy Delayed Critical Natural Gas Pipeline Repairs, Maintenance for Years in Pennsylvania

Jan 24th, 2013 | By Mark
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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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