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One Dead, Seven Rescued After Gas Explosion Levels Baltimore Homes

A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens of firefighters …

Utility to Pay $56 Million to Resolve Deadly Massachusetts Gas Blasts Probe

NiSource Inc. will pay $56 million to resolve a probe into Massachusetts gas explosions in 2018 linked to a utility it owns that killed one person and destroyed multiple buildings, the state’s attorney general said last Thursday. Massachusetts Attorney General …

Research Shows Suburban Population Near Natural Gas Storage in 6 States

About 65% of active natural gas storage (UGS) wells in the United States are located in suburban residential areas and not in more sparsely populated commercial, industrial, or even rural areas like many new unconventional wells, according to a new …

Firefighters Say Natural Gas Explosion at Virginia Home Injures Nine

Authorities believe a natural gas explosion at a Virginia home caused a fire that has injured nine people. Chesapeake Fire Lt. Anthony P. Barakat tells news outlets that the two homeowners were hospitalized in critical condition following the “significant explosion” …

California Utility Ordered to Run Thousands of Ads over Deadly Blast Conviction

California’s largest utility must pay a $3 million fine and run thousands of TV commercials publicizing its pipeline safety violations as punishment for its criminal convictions in a deadly natural gas explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. U.S. District …

Omaha Bills Minnesota Excavator that Struck Gas Line, Causing Explosion

The city of Omaha, Neb., has billed a Minnesota excavation company nearly $104,000 for the costs of fighting a fire that erupted after a natural gas explosion. The city and safety regulators say North Central Service of Bemidji, Minn., workers …