gas & oil

Residents return home after leak reminiscent of gas disaster

The remaining residents evacuated from their homes after a gas leak in South Lawrence early Friday morning were allowed to return home on Saturday, as Columbia Gas was going door-to-door restoring service. Noting “substantial progress” was made since the early-morning incident Friday, Columbia Gas president Mark Kempic encouraged the residents and business people to return …

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Pipeline rules adopted years after deadly explosion, spills

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. transportation officials on Tuesday adopted long-delayed measures that are meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. The new rules from the Department of Transportation apply to more than 500,000 miles of pipelines that carry natural gas, oil and …

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Firefighters respond to Belleville gas leak following strong storms, possible tornado

BELLEVILLE, Wis. – Firefighters responded to a gas leak in Belleville Tuesday night. According to Dane County dispatch, We Energies called at 10:04 p.m. to report a gas main break underground at the intersection of River Street and 3rd Avenue. Officials said an uprooted tree caused the leak as storms started to move through the …

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PHMSA Publishes Long-Awaited Final Rules

Tomorrow’s Federal Register will include three final rules published by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) that have been years in the making: (1) Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments; (2) Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines; and (3) Enhanced Emergency Order Procedures. All three …

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Massachusetts gas leak caused by valve that should have been disabled in 2018 reconstruction, officials say

(CNN)A gas leak that forced the evacuation of some 100 people in Lawrence, Massachusetts, last week happened when road workers inadvertently closed a gas valve that should have been disabled previously, state authorities told CNN. Friday’s evacuations came a year after Lawrence and two nearby communities were hit by a string of gas explosions that killed at least …

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Pipeline rules adopted years after deadly explosion, spills

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials have finalized long-delayed measures meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. The Department of Transportation rules published Tuesday apply to more than 500,000 miles of pipelines that carry natural gas, oil and other hazardous materials …

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