Explosion

Colorado House GOP Filibusters Bill Linked to Fatal NatGas Explosion

Colorado House Republicans late Monday blocked a bill that would have required operators to provide the location of all their oil and gas subsurface systems in the state.

May 9, 2017

Colorado Home Explosion Linked to Severed NatGas Line; Governor Orders Statewide Review

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday called for a statewide review of oil and natural gas operations after an investigation determined that an abandoned and severed unrefined natural gas flowline was linked to a fatal home explosion in Weld County.

May 3, 2017

Explosion Shuts Segment of Kinder’s Tejas Pipeline in South Texas

At about 12:30 a.m. CST Wednesday, Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) discovered a natural gas release and fire on its Tejas pipeline system in a rural area of Refugio County, TX. The affected pipeline segment was shut down, and company personnel were dispatched to the site, KMI said.

February 15, 2017
Williams to Appeal $13.6M Jury Award For Geismar Explosion

Williams to Appeal $13.6M Jury Award For Geismar Explosion

A jury in Iberville Parish, LA, has awarded a total of $13.6 million to four men who were injured in a June 2013 explosion and fire at Williams’ Geismar, LA, olefins plant. Williams said it will appeal the verdict.

September 27, 2016
Corrosion A Leading Factor in Pennsylvania Tetco Blast, Spectra Says

Corrosion A Leading Factor in Pennsylvania Tetco Blast, Spectra Says

Spectra Energy Corp. officials on Tuesday said a confluence of factors led to the April explosion of its Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) pipeline in Southwest Pennsylvania, mainly attributing the blast to significant corrosion that has changed the way it will inspect pipes going forward.

September 14, 2016

PG&E Found Guilty on Five of 11 Counts in San Bruno NatGas Pipeline Tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) was found guilty by a federal jury in San Francisco on Tuesday on five of 11 counts of violating natural gas pipeline safety regulations related to the September 2010 San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline explosion that killed eight people (see Daily GPI, Sept. 13, 2010).

August 10, 2016

Destin, Transco Modifying Subsea Systems For More NatGas Takeaway

Rerouting Gulf of Mexico subsea systems, including an assist by Williams, is offering alternative transit for most of the natural gas and liquids carried by Destin Pipeline that were shut in by the Pascagoula Gas Plant (PGP) explosion late last month.

July 12, 2016

With Pascagoula NatGas Plant Closed, Offshore Producers, Pipelines Attempting to Adjust

Offshore natural gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico that rely on the Destin Pipeline to transport supplies to the U.S. onshore were looking for alternative routes following an explosion that shuttered Enterprise Products Partners LP’s Pascagoula gas processing plant in Mississippi.

June 29, 2016

Full Service on Tetco’s Penn-Jersey System Possibly Out Until November

Full service on Texas Eastern Transmission’s (Tetco) Penn-Jersey pipeline system, which runs from Delmont, PA, to Lambertville, NJ, might not be restored until November after an April explosion and fire on a portion of the system in Westmoreland County, PA, has its owners concerned about safety.

June 29, 2016

Spectra Plans ‘Thorough’ Assessment of Tetco Penn-Jersey System After PA Explosion

Full service on Texas Eastern Transmission’s (Tetco) Penn-Jersey pipeline system, which runs from Delmont, PA, to Lambertville, NJ, might not be restored until November after an April explosion and fire on a portion of the system in Westmoreland County, PA, has its owners concerned about safety.

June 28, 2016