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Spectra Energy Employee: We Never Bothered to Check Natural Gas Pipeline for Corrosion

Jun 19th, 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.

A Spectra Energy employee acknowledged to federal inspectors that the company never conducted key tests for corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that was already operating at excess capacity, according to documents recently obtained by Ed. note: If you enjoy the content and coverage you get here at, please take a moment to
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We’re On A Mission: We Need 100 Subscribers by March 31!

Mar 8th, 2013 | By Mark

If you’re a regular reader of — and there are thousands of you — you know that 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

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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ProPublica Does A Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Story

Nov 20th, 2012 | By Mark
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If you’ve ever tried to track data about pipeline safety, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that meaningful information is often elusive, buried deep within a federal website that’s difficult to use and seemingly constructed for insiders. ProPublica, the independent, non-profit news agency that has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s primary sources
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New Video of Spectra Pipeline Action in New York City from Occupy Pipeline

Oct 5th, 2012 | By Mark
This graphic details three zones should an explosive event occur at the proposed Spectra natural gas pipeline currently under consideration for construction in lower Manhattan: a 500-foot radius, where everything would be incinerated if the pipeline were operating at the lower end of the pressure scale, around 800 pounds per square inch (psi); an 800-foot radius, where massive damage would occur if the pipeline were to be operating at the maximum 1,450 psi; and a 1,000 foot radius, in which enormous destruction would occur at any pressure.

A few weeks ago, a group of protesters affiliated with Occupy the Pipeline managed to gain access to the construction site at Gansevoort and the Hudson Parkway, where a massive new natural gas pipeline that will run from New Jersey into lower Manhattan is being laid, and blocked construction of the project for more than
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Occupy Protestors Chain Themselves to Construction Equipment, Shut Down Spectra Pipeline Project

Sep 12th, 2012 | By Mark
Spectra protest screenshot

UPDATE: A group known as Occupy the Pipeline temporarily blocked construction of the massive, new natural gas pipeline that will run between between New Jersey and New York this afternoon, shutting down the build-out site for about an hour and 15 minutes. According to a live feed of the event streamed by OccupiedAir, four protestors
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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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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – April 16, 2012

Apr 17th, 2012 | By Mark
The Texas Eastern pipeline.

As usual, it’s been a busy week in natural gas leaks and explosions, so let’s get right to it. A natural gas pipeline located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, ruptured on Monday, April 9, sending a jet of flame more than 100 feet into the air, according to a recent media report. The incident occurred in
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Owner of PA Natural Gas Facility that Exploded Has Lengthy Record of Pipeline Safety Violations

Mar 30th, 2012 | By Mark
The natural gas compressor station that exploded in northeastern Pennsylvania yesterday fed natural gas into the Transco pipeline, also owned by Williams.

Williams Partners L.P., the owner/operator of the natural gas compressor station that exploded yesterday in northeastern Pennsylvania has a history of serious natural gas pipeline safety violations, according to records obtained by The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Corrective Action Order to Williams Partners on Dec. 6, 2011, in
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Catch live tonight at 9 p.m. on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By Mark

We’ll be calling in to a “A Decent Life” on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network television show to talk fracking, natural gas and the Spectra pipeline. If you’re not in Manhattan, you can stream the show live at

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