Posts Tagged ‘ San Bruno ’

This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – March 26, 2012

Mar 26th, 2012 | By Mark
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A vacant house exploded in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 21, according to a report an Associated Press (AP) report. There were no injuries, and authorities blamed thieves who stole pipe from the home for the natural gas leak that triggered the explosion, prompting Columbus television station WBNS-TV to file this story. Ed. note –
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Natural Gas Pipeline Incidents in NY Soared in 2011, Led By Alarming Increase in NYC Pipeline Failures

Feb 16th, 2012 | By Mark
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The number of natural gas pipeline incidents — natural gas leaks or natural gas explosions — in New York City shot up dramatically in 2011, increasing by 400 percent compared to the previous year, according to documents obtained by NaturalGasWatch.org. According to records obtained from the Pipeline & Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA,) the federal
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San Francisco City Attorney Says Feds “Asleep at the Switch”

Feb 14th, 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.

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. Initially, neighborhood residents and reporters thought it was a plane crash that caused the explosion, which was later determined to have been caused by a ruptured natural gas pipeline owned
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This Week in Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions — Jan. 3, 2012

Jan 3rd, 2012 | By Mark

NaturalGasWatch.org may have taken some time off for the holiday, but natural gas leaks and natural gas explosions certainly didn’t, so let’s get right to it. A natural gas pipeline exploded in Estill County, Kentucky on Monday, Jan. 2, near the the town of Irvine, Kentucky, forcing the evacuation of 35 families who lived in
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Starting Tomorrow: NaturalGasWatch.org Debuts a Multi-part Interview with Gasland Producer Josh Fox

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Mark
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A couple of weeks ago, “Gasland” producer Josh Fox was kind enough to sit down with NaturalGasWatch.org for a wide-ranging conversation about energy, geopolitics, “Gasland II” and a bunch of other cool stuff. The original intent was to simply transcribe the recorded conversation and roll it out here in easily digestible 400-500 word chunks —
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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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NTSB Releases Full Report on PG&E’s San Bruno Natural Gas Explosion

Sep 26th, 2011 | 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.

A few weeks ago, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report ripping the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and citing decades of mismanagement as the probable cause of the massive natural gas explosion that killed eight people and destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, CA, on Sept. 9, 2010. NTSB Chairperson
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – September 12, 2011

Sep 12th, 2011 | By Mark
On the one-year anniversary of the devastating natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California, natural gas leaks and explosions continue to occur with depressing regularity throughout the country. It's really not a question of if, but when, there will be another tragedy on the order of the one that took the lives of eight people in San Bruno last year. Photo courtesy of KGO-TV.

On the one-year anniversary of the San Bruno natural gas explosion, which killed 8 people and destroyed an entire neighborhood, natural gas leaks and natural gas explosions continue to occur with alarming regularity around the country. A natural gas explosion leveled a Long Island, New York, home around 1 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday,
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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Con’t …

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By Mark
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So on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board releases its report detailing its investigation into last year’s natural gas explosion in San Bruno. The document is devastating to PG&E, citing the utility for a culture of mismanagement and and an overall lackadaisical approach to pipeline safety issues. And 24 hours after that report came out,
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NTSB Rips PG&E, CPUC a New One Over San Bruno Explosion

Aug 31st, 2011 | 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.

The National Transportation Safety Board tore into the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) yesterday, citing decades of mismanagement as the probable cause of the massive natural gas explosion that killed eight people and destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, CA, on Sept. 9, 2010. NTSB Chairperson Deborah Hersman also called out the California
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