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$56M Gas Explosions Settlement with Massachusetts Approved

A $56 million settlement between Massachusetts and the natural gas utility found responsible for a series of explosions and fires in the state in 2018 was approved by the state Department of Public Utilities. The settlement with Columbia Gas of …

Massachusetts Natural Gas Company to Provide $10M in Grants to Nonprofits

The charitable arm of the gas company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts two years ago said it will provide $10 million to support nonprofits in the three communities affected by the disaster. The …

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 …

NiSource’s Columbia Gas to Pay $53M, Plead Guilty for Massachusetts Gas Explosions

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has agreed to accept responsibility for the gas explosions on Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that killed one individual, injured 22, and damaged homes and businesses. According to the terms of a …

Federal Agency Discusses Findings in Massachusetts Natural Gas Disaster

Federal officials are discussing their findings from a yearlong investigation into last September’s natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts. The National Transportation Safety Board met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss and vote on its final report about …

Utility Settles with Family Hurt in Massachusetts Natural Gas Explosions

The utility company blamed for September’s natural gas explosions in Massachusetts has settled a negligence lawsuit from a family injured in the disaster. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and the Figueroa family didn’t disclose the settlement amount Tuesday but say it …

Massachusetts Senators Say Utility ‘Woefully’ Unprepared for Gas Explosions

The natural gas company at the center of the explosions north of Boston last month was “woefully unprepared” to prevent or respond to the unfolding disaster, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey said Friday after a review of internal company …

Official Says Pressure Sensors Are Focus of Massachusetts Gas Explosions Probe

The investigation into the Boston, Mass.-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety …