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Massachusetts Officials Order Additional Safety Measures After Gas Leak

Massachusetts officials say the utility company blamed for last year’s destructive gas explosions faces millions of dollars in fines if it fails to complete additional safety measures following a major gas leak that prompted evacuations last week. The state Department …

Officials Say Road Paving Prep Led to Latest Lawrence Gas Leak

Officials say preparations for a road paving project triggered a gas leak that caused hundreds of residents of a Massachusetts city still reeling from last year’s destructive gas explosions to be temporarily evacuated. The state Department of Public Utilities, utility …

Delaware Officials to Update Public on Aftermath of Gas Leak

Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Department of Natural Resources …

Suspected Gas Explosion in Pennsylvania Reduces Home to Rubble; Five Injured

An explosion believed to have been caused by a gas leak reduced a western Pennsylvania home to a pile of rubble and injured five people. The blast just before 4 p.m. Wednesday near a high school in North Franklin Township …

Fire Chief Says Shop Owner Declined to Evacuate Before North Carolina Blast

The coffee shop owner killed in a North Carolina gas line explosion was last seen in the doorway of his business after firefighters evacuated his customers and told him to leave, the fire chief said Thursday, as city officials gave …

Leak Evacuates North Carolina Shopping Center Days After Fatal Explosion

North Carolina authorities say they’ve evacuated businesses in a Fayetteville shopping center because a construction crew struck a gas line. The gas leak at Cross Pointe Center comes just days after a fatal explosion in Durham, located about 80 miles …

Southern California Gas Leak Settlement Raises Stink

A stink is being raised over a $120 million court settlement from the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak and it’s not about money, but cow manure. Environmental groups have criticized a plan to put more than a fifth of the …

Gas Leak Was Cause of Explosion at Houston-Area Plant, Company Says

Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, Texas, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers. Kuraray America says in a news release that ethylene escaping from …

Troubled California Gas Facility Has One Third of Wells Shut Down

The largest gas storage facility in the West halted using a third of the wells pumping methane underground at high pressure just weeks after it resumed operations following a blowout that crippled it for nearly two years. Southern California Gas …

Cause of Pennsylvania Home Explosion Still Unknown

The National Transportation Safety Board has not identified the cause of a Pennsylvania home explosion that killed a utility worker and injured three others. In a preliminary report released Tuesday, the NTSB says a tapping tee leading to the Manor …