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Natural Gas Pipeline Defect, Inadequate CP Contributed to Fatal 2019 Tetco Blast, Says NTSB

Natural Gas Pipeline Defect, Inadequate CP Contributed to Fatal 2019 Tetco Blast, Says NTSB

A manufacturing defect, a degraded coating and an ineffective corrosion prevention system contributed to a fatal explosion and fire on Enbridge Inc.’s Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) natural gas pipeline near Danville, KY, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said last week. The August 2019 Tetco Line 15 rupture and subsequent fire caused one death and…

September 20, 2022
Old Ocean Pipeline Shuts In 0.2 Bcf/d System Near Houston Following Fire; Investigation Underway

Old Ocean Pipeline Shuts In 0.2 Bcf/d System Near Houston Following Fire; Investigation Underway

Energy Transfer LP on Thursday shut in a 0.2 Bcf/d capacity, 24-inch diameter natural gas transmission line, which moves supply from the Permian Basin, after a fire was reported before noon in a rural area of Fort Bend County, near Houston. A company spokesperson confirmed to NGI that the fire occurred around 11:15 a.m. CT,…

July 7, 2022
Freeport LNG Out for Months, Stranding 2 Bcf/d and Rattling Global Markets

Freeport LNG Out for Months, Stranding 2 Bcf/d and Rattling Global Markets

Representatives with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Texas that suffered an explosion last week, Freeport LNG, said early Tuesday that the company does not expect the export facility to be fully repaired for months.  The company is now targeting late 2022 for a return to full service instead of the initial guidance of…

June 14, 2022
Freeport LNG Shuttered for At Least Three Weeks, Tightening Global Gas Market Further

Freeport LNG Shuttered for At Least Three Weeks, Tightening Global Gas Market Further

The Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Texas is expected to be offline for at least three weeks after an explosion rocked the facility Wednesday morning, dealing a blow to a global gas market already short on supplies. State and federal agencies, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, are aiding Freeport…

June 9, 2022
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
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