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Aging Infrastructure Poses Risks for Communities Relying on Natural Gas

The kind of dramatic scenes that played out in suburban Massachusetts last month following a series of explosions and fires may serve as a warning of what lies ahead for the U.S., where an increasing reliance on natural gas is …

Gas Company to Test Other Pipelines Near Blast in Western Pennsylvania

A federal agency has ordered a natural gas pipeline company to conduct additional assessments on three lines buried in western Pennsylvania, including one that has corrosion similar to a fourth line that blew up in April, scorching some 40 acres. …

Hearing Reviews West Virginia Gas Pipeline Explosion

To Sue Bonham, it was as if the world were coming to an end: A wall of flame had suddenly engulfed her West Virginia neighborhood. Amid a deafening roar, objects began crashing through her ceiling. Her home began melting around …

Federal Watchdog Issues Report on Gas Pipeline Safety

Federal regulators must account for response times in the data they collect from transmission operators on natural gas pipeline incidents, a congressional watchdog agency said this week. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Pipeline and …

While Debate Over Safety Valve Goes On, Gas Explosions Continue: AP

The bulldozer was clearing land outside a day care center in Hapeville, Ga., when it broke open a buried 1-inch pipeline. The escaping gas ignited into a fireball that killed nine people, including seven children settling down for their afternoon …