Accident

$56M Settlement Approved in Massachusetts Gas Explosions

A $56 million settlement has been approved in the case regarding a series of natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts in 2018.

T.D. Williamson Crews Isolate Burning NGL Pipeline for Repair

Crews at T.D. Williamson isolated a ruptured 14-inch NGL pipeline, while gas continued to flare off, enabling them to repair the system while it remained in service.

Oklahoma Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Oklahoma City

A natural gas pipeline exploded near Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.

Death Toll from Bangladesh Gas Explosion Rises to 24

The death toll from a gas pipeline explosion in a mosque outside Bangladesh’s capital rose to 24 on Sunday while authorities were examining how a leakage caused the accident during evening prayers.

Gas Pipeline Blast Burns Dozens Praying at Bangladesh Mosque

An explosion from an underground gas pipeline burned dozens of worshippers at a Muslim mosque in Bangladesh on Saturday.

Three Contractors Dead After Being Trapped in a Manhole

Three contractors died on Tuesday while working on a storm sewer project in Fort Wayne, Indiana after they became trapped in a manhole city officials said.

Investigation into Baltimore Explosion Finds Gas Utility Equipment Not to Blame

An investigation by Baltimore Gas and Electric into a recent fatal gas explosion in the city discovered that the company's pipes and equipment were not responsible for the blast.

Thousands in Brazil Evacuate Homes After Water Pipe Ruptures

About 2,000 people were told to evacuate their homes in northeastern Brazil on Saturday after a water pipeline ruptured damaging a dam.

Gas Explosion Levels 3 Baltimore Homes, at Least 2 Dead

A natural gas explosion in a Baltimore neighborhood on Monday killed one woman and university student. Firefighters reported at least two people were hospitalized with serious injuries.

Utility Ordered to Pay $53 Million Fine for Fatal Pipeline Blasts

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has been ordered to pay a $53 million fine a series of pipeline blasts that killed a teenager and damaged dozens of homes in 2018.

PG&E Confesses to Killing 84 People in 2018 California Fire

California gas utility company Pacific Gas & Electric confessed Tuesday to killing 84 people in one of the most devastating wildfires in recent U.S. history

Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Explodes in Kentucky

Enbridge responded to an explosion on Line 10 of its Texas Eastern system in Kentucky and said Tuesday that it has shut-in a section of the pipeline. Gas futures rose on the news.

Judge Approves $143M Natural Gas Explosions Settlement

A Massachusetts judge approved a $143 million class-action settlement Thursday for residents and business owners affected by natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018.

Fort Lauderdale Fined Nearly $2 Million for String of Sewer Leaks

The state of Florida is fining the city of Fort Lauderdale $1.8 million for a series of sewage spills that spilled over 200 million gallons of sewage from December 2019 through February 2020.

Utility to Pay $53M for Fatal Gas Line Explosion

A utility company will pay the largest criminal fine ever imposed for breaking a federal pipeline safety law — $53 million — and plead guilty to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes, federal officials said Wednesday.

Victim's Daughter: Severed Propane Line Led to Fatal Blast

A propane explosion that killed a firefighter and injured six of his colleagues and another person last year in Maine was caused by a post that was placed in the ground to protect an exterior heating unit, severing an underground gas line, according to testimony at a recent legislative hearing.

Construction Begins to Repair Damage From 120 Million Gallon Sewer Leaks in Florida

Construction has begun to repair damaged sewer lines in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after nearly 130 million gallons of sewer water leaked over several days last December.

Don't Blame the Fatbergs: Collapsed Pipe Caused NYC Sewage Backup

New York City officials initially named fatbergs as the likely suspect when 127 homes were flooded with raw sewage last month. But an investigation found that the flooding was caused by a collapsed pipe, a newspaper reported, opening the city to liability damages that could reach millions of dollars.

Fed Recommendations Based on 2018 Massachusetts Blasts

Federal officials are recommending stronger nationwide requirements for natural gas systems following last September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts.

Contractor Guilty of Manslaughter in Boston Trench Collapse

A contractor who prosecutors said pushed his crews to work faster on a behind-schedule project has been convicted of manslaughter for the deaths of two workers in a 2016 trench collapse.

Sewer Pipe Leaks in Northeast Portland

A leaking pipe has spilled raw sewage in an area of Northeast Portland, Oregon.

Sewer Flows Cause Sinkhole in Road, 2 Injured

Water flow issues in a Louisiana sewer system created a sinkhole in a road swallowing a car and injuring two people.

Colorado Company Fined $31K for Fatal Trench Collapse

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an excavation company for the deaths of two Colorado workers who were trapped for hours in a collapsed trench.

Mass. Officials Order Additional Safety Measures After Gas Leak

Massachusetts officials say the utility company blamed for last year’s destructive gas explosions faces millions of dollars in fines if it fails to complete additional safety measures following a major gas leak that prompted evacuations last week.

City Hit By Explosions A Year Ago Sees Gas Leak, Evacuations

A gas leak forced the temporary evacuation last week of hundreds of residents from a Massachusetts city still reeling from a destructive series of gas explosions and fires a year ago.

Feds Recommend New Requirements After Natural Gas Disaster

Federal officials are recommending stronger nationwide requirements for natural gas systems following last September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts.

Gas Explosion Hits Office, Shopping Complex

A powerful natural gas explosion badly damaged a Maryland office complex and shopping center Sunday morning, ripping away part of the facade and exposing twisted metal, authorities said.

Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Downtown Kalamazoo

Authorities evacuated buildings along a two-block stretch of downtown Kalamazoo after construction workers damaged a natural gas line.

1 Dead After Gas Pipeline Explosion in Rural Kentucky

A gas line explosion shortly after midnight on Thursday in a residential community in rural Kentucky sent up a ball of flame that could be seen for miles, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said.

Columbia Gas Parent Settles Massachusetts Gas Explosion Lawsuits for $143 Million

Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in three Massachusetts communities last year.

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