Gas

Contractor in Sun Prairie explosion fined $25,000 for not calling before dig

Wisconsin regulators leveled a $25,000 fine Thursday against a contractor involved in last summer’s fatal Sun Prairie gas explosion. The Public Service Commission determined that drilling company VC Tech violated state law when it failed to contact the state’s underground utility location service before starting work on July 10, 2018. VC Tech workers struck an …

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Gas leak resolved, roadways back open

A natural gas leak on Barger Drive near Randy Papé Beltline Highway caused a heavy traffic snarl in west Eugene Thursday morning for several hours. The gas leak was reported at 9:04 a.m. when Wildish construction crews reportedly struck the 2-inch gas line and called 911…read more

American Public Gas Association thanks Owen Reeves for service as chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Public Gas Association would like to thank Owen Reeves, gas system director of Henderson Municipal Gas, for his service as the association’s chairman. Reeves’ term ended on July 31 at the 2019 APGA Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vt. APGA is a national, not-for-profit association representing over 700 publicly-owned natural gas …

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Do Your Kids Know Farm Safety?

In high school, Laura Siegle’s most vivid farm safety lesson related to power take-off (PTO) shafts, according to her article in the Virginia Cooperative Extension Dairy Pipeline July/August 2019 edition. Now, as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent in Virginia, she wants to warn others of dangers associated with farm chores…read more.

SOWELA receives $1 million for new TC Energy Pipeline Academy

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – A big announcement from SOWELA Technical Community College where they are getting a million-dollar donation and a new oil and gas pipeline training academy. It will be the first in the state and only the third in the nation. From process technology to nursing, SOWELA plays a major role in training the …

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