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Pemex CEO Says Production Partially Restored After Fatal Offshore Fire, as Two Workers Remain Missing

Pemex CEO Says Production Partially Restored After Fatal Offshore Fire, as Two Workers Remain Missing

Mexican state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) had restored 71,000 b/d of the roughly 421,000 b/d of oil production knocked offline by a fatal offshore platform fire as of Tuesday evening, according to CEO Octavio Romero Oropeza. In a video message posted late Tuesday night, Romero said Pemex expected to restore an additional 110,000 b/d…

August 25, 2021
El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline Segment Shut Monday After Deadly Blast

El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline Segment Shut Monday After Deadly Blast

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) said Monday the segment of the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline that experienced a pipeline failure and subsequent fire over the weekend, killing two people, had been extinguished. The blast occurred at around 5:45 a.m. MT Sunday on Line 2000, near Coolidge, AZ. Two people died in the blast, and one…

August 16, 2021
NiSource Earmarks $10M to Support Massachusetts Communities Rocked by ‘18 Natural Gas Explosions

NiSource Earmarks $10M to Support Massachusetts Communities Rocked by ‘18 Natural Gas Explosions

The charitable arm of NiSource Inc., whose Massachusetts subsidiary was blamed for a series of natural gas pipeline explosions in 2018, is providing $10 million to support nonprofits in the three communities impacted by the tragedy. The NiSource Charitable Foundation, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said the grants for up to $250,000…

September 25, 2020
Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Rattles Kingfisher County in Oklahoma Oil Patch

Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Rattles Kingfisher County in Oklahoma Oil Patch

A raging fire lit up the night sky in rural Oklahoma Wednesday night after a natural gas explosion about three miles north of Piedmont in Kingfisher County, on a pipeline owned by DCP Midstream Partners LP. DCP confirmed to NGI there was a “pipeline release” around 8:30 p.m. The cause was not yet known. “At…

September 17, 2020
Explosion Rocks Natural Gas Pipeline in Heart of Oklahoma Energy Patch

Explosion Rocks Natural Gas Pipeline in Heart of Oklahoma Energy Patch

A raging fire lit up the night sky in rural Oklahoma Wednesday night after a natural gas explosion about three miles north of Piedmont in Kingfisher County, on a pipeline owned by DCP Midstream Partners LP. DCP confirmed to NGI there was a “pipeline release” around 8:30 p.m. The cause was not yet known. “At…

September 17, 2020

Human Error Said Likely Cause of Fatal ’17 Natural Gas Explosion at Minneapolis School

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that human error by unqualified contractors likely caused a natural gasexplosionthat killed two people and destroyed a building at a Minneapolis, MN, private school two years ago.

December 6, 2019

Explosion at TPC Port Neches Facility Near Houston Leads to Injuries, Evacuation

An investigation was underway following an explosion in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations facility east of Houston, where a tank holding butadiene exploded, injuring three people on site and temporarily shutting the Sabine-Neches Channel that connects Houston Ship Channel traffic to the Gulf of Mexico.

November 27, 2019

Dominion Shuts Off Gas After Deadly Explosion in Durham, NC

Natural gas service to an area of downtown Durham, NC, remained off late Wednesday afternoon following a deadly pipeline explosion and fire that killed one person and injured at least 15 people, according to Dominion Energy.

April 10, 2019

PG&E Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Rocks San Francisco Neighborhood

A contractor at a construction site punctured a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas pipeline in the tony Richmond District in the northwest quadrant of San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, sparking a fire that burned at least four buildings. No injuries were reported.

February 7, 2019

Appalachian Pipeline Service Disrupted Indefinitely by Tetco Blast, ME 1 Outage

Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday that there is no timeline for returning to service a section of its Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system that was badly damaged in an explosion this week in southeast Ohio.

January 23, 2019
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