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Texas Gas Pipeline Erupts After Being Cut by Contractor

A natural gas pipeline erupted in flames near Houston after it was accidentally cut Wednesday afternoon by a contractor, officials said. The accident happened about 4:45 p.m. in the town of Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston. No …

Another Worker Dies From October Pipeline Explosion in Alabama

Officials say a second worker injured in the Oct. 31 explosion of a major gasoline pipeline in Alabama has died. Al.com quotes the Occupational Health and Safety Administration as saying the employee died on Nov. 22 from injuries received during …

U.S. Safety Board Investigating Alabama Colonial Pipeline Accident

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday it had opened an investigation into the Colonial Pipeline Co accident in Helena, Alabama, which killed one worker and seriously injured four others. Colonial’s gasoline pipeline ruptured on Monday during routine …

Alabama Pipeline Explosion Update: 1 Death Reported, Pipeline to Restart Saturday

This story is an update to an earlier one updating the worker injuries and one fatality. The owner of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline said it may resume service on its gasoline line at noon local time Saturday after an …

Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Injures 7, Causes 2 Wildfires

An explosion along the Colonial Pipeline in rural Alabama injured at least seven workers Monday not far from where the line burst and leaked thousands of gallons of gasoline last month, authorities said. The blast, which sent flames and thick …

Fix to Pipeline Leak Responsible for Southeast Gas Shortage Expected Today

A main gas line is expected to restart Wednesday with a temporary bypass after a leak and spill in Alabama led to surging fuel prices and some gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500-foot …

Audit: California Utility Didn’t Spend $50M For Safety

An audit says Pacific Gas and Electric Co. did not use $50 million intended to improve its gas pipeline network in the decade leading up to a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb. The audit by Leawood, …