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Third well secured at site of southwestern Pa. Chevron well explosion that killed worker

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin
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DILLINER, Pennsylvania AP — Crews have replaced and secured the head of a third natural gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania near two others that caught fire, killing a worker last month. Scott Perry, deputy secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, tells the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1krhJwe) that the third well head was replaced on
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Explosion And Fire At Chevron Natural Gas Well In Pennsylvania

Feb 17th, 2014 | By admin
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State confirms that no permits for natural gas drilling will be issued in 2014

Feb 5th, 2014 | By Mark
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State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens told legislators Wednesday that he has “absolutely no” plans to issue permits to drilling companies in 2014, clearing the way for Gov. Cuomo to run for reelection without having to deal with the controversial issue.



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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Gas Companies’ Failure to Disconnect Service at Vacant Homes May Violate Federal Law

Oct 15th, 2013 | By Mark
A massive natural gas explosion in Cleveland, Ohio destroyed one home and caused more than $1 million in damage to 65 other area properties. Natural gas company policies that allow gas to continue flowing to vacant properties may violate federal law, which requires the flow of gas to be completely cut off.

Do a search on the terms, “natural gas explosion” and “vacant home,” and you’ll get literally thousands of hits, despite federal laws that require gas companies to completely disconnect the flow of natural gas to vacant homes. Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at NaturalGasWatch.org, please take a moment
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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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Feds Cite New York Natural Gas Company for Failure to Keep Records, Inspect Pipelines

Sep 24th, 2013 | By Mark
Corroded natural gas pipelines like the one pictured here can become dangerous sources of natural gas leaks and explosions if inadequately monitored.

Federal regulators are seeking more than $25,000 in fines from Central New York Oil & Gas (CNYO&G) in connection with a handful of pipeline safety violations at their facility in Owego, NY, 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
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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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