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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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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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