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Indianapolis, Indiana Explosion – Details Remain Sketchy, Natural Gas Not Ruled Out

Nov 12th, 2012 | By Mark
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Shortly after 11 p.m. EST, a massive explosion destroyed five homes and severely damaged as many as 80 others in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to recent media reports. Two people are presumed dead and seven more were injured in the incident, which occurred in the city’s southside Richmond Hill neighborhood. Several federal agencies, including the Department
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Oct. 15, 2012

Oct 15th, 2012 | By Mark
The aftermath of the San Bruno explosion on Sept. 9, 2010, that left 8 people dead and destroyed 38 homes. A California Superior Court judge ruled that PG&E customers will bear nearly half the estimated $2.2 billion it will cost to upgrade the company's natural gas transmission lines to prevent a similar accident in the future.

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions is exactly what it sounds like: an aggregation of natural gas leaks and explosions compiled from various media reports from around the country. It is not meant to be comprehensive; a report of that nature would run exceedingly long and try the patience of you, the faithful
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Sept. 10, 2012

Sep 10th, 2012 | By Mark
Natural gas leaks and explosions caused considerable damage throughout the country this week.

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the massive natural gas explosion that devastated a neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area town of San Bruno, California. The blast killed 8 people, injured 50 others and destroyed 38 homes. Unfortunately, not much has changed in those two years. PG&E, the utility that owns and operates the
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 13, 2012

Aug 14th, 2012 | By Mark
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Usually, it’s the natural gas explosions that get all the attention, probably because an incident of sudden, massive destruction has a way of grabbing one’s attention. But we cannot ignore the damage done by natural gas leaks; indeed, in the long term, they may well prove more harmful than all the natural gas explosions put
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 30, 2012

Jul 31st, 2012 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

As always, it’s been a busy week in the world of natural gas leaks and natural gas explosions, but this past few days some tremendous work being done in the mainstream media documenting the extent to which the natural gas industry has co-opted the regulatory processes that are supposed to safeguard the public health and
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Leading Up to San Bruno Blast, PG&E Sought to Save Money by Downplaying Natural Gas Leaks

Jul 16th, 2012 | By Mark
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The San Francisco Chronicle has aggressively covered the fallout from the September 2010 natural gas explosion that devastated San Bruno, California, killing eight people and destroying 38 homes, and in this morning’s paper, Chronicle reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken has done it again. In an exclusive story, Van Derbeken reports on internal PG&E documents he obtained
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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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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 NaturalGasWatch.org. The Pipeline and Hazardous Material and Safety Administration (PHMSA) cited the the Columbia Gas Transmission Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary
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NTSB San Bruno Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Videos

Jun 17th, 2012 | By Mark
A natural gas explosion of a pipeline owned and operated by the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. killed eight people and levelled an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, last year.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the agency charged with investigating natural gas pipeline explosions, released some videos explaining the circumstances surrounding the notorious San Bruno blast, which killed eight and destroyed an entire neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb in September 2010. If you’ve got some time, they’re worth watching.



This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 23, 2012

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion on Sept. 9, 2010, killed eight people, injured more than 50 others and destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes. On Thursday, PG&E acknowledged an internal memo detailing the possiblity of faulty welds in the pipeline that exploded, years before the incident occurred.

When all else fails, baffle ‘em with bullshit. That seems to be the gas company motto, no matter where you live. For example, in Brooklyn, New York, where about 1,100 households lost their natural gas service on Tuesday, April 17, after a 12-inch natural gas line suffered “water intrusion” after a nearby, high-pressure water line
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