City reaches $78000 settlement with Florida Gas Transmission over pipeline damage

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The city of Ocala reached a $78,000 settlement with Florida Gas Transmission in a general liability case that saw damage to a pipeline that services a major portion of south Florida.

The claim dates back to an incident on April 16, 2018 in which a high pressure natural gas pipeline was damaged by Ocala Electric Utility crews that were placing street lights along NW 44th Avenue. The crews drilled into the line, resulting in the need for emergency crews to be dispatched to make repairs and keep the line pressurized during the process…read more

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