California regulators have fined Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) $106 million for allegedly violating guidelines in 2019 for executing planned power outages to lower wildfire risks. The fine by an administrative law judge (ALJ) is part of an ongoing effort by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to hold the state’s major investor-owned utilities…
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The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said a fire last year at Equinor ASA’s 4.3 million metric tons/year Hammerfest liquefied natural gas terminal resulted from “serious breaches” of regulations. The facility in northern Norway, where a fire broke out last September, receives and liquefies natural gas from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea. It…
Kinder Morgan Inc. is bringing production units back online at its Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Georgia after a fire at the facility on May 11.
Kinder Morgan Inc. has confirmed that a fire broke out May 11 in a mixed refrigerant compressor at its Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Georgia, forcing it to shut down three liquefaction units that remain offline.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Monday said it would plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 84 victims of the Camp Fire in November 2018. It also agreed to plead guilty to one count of unlawfully starting the wildfire.
California regulators on Tuesday proposed a $1.675 billion settlement with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to address the combination utility’s culpability in igniting wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
Edison International’s Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) utility acknowledged its infrastructure may have caused the disruptive, fast-moving Saddleridge fire that skirted residential areas and a major gas storage facility in northern Los Angeles County last week, according to a report the company filed with state regulators.
Emergency crews on Wednesday afternoon were working to extinguish a fire that erupted at the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins Plant on the Houston Ship Channel, which houses one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.
Ventura County, CA, officials said Wednesday a lengthy investigation has determined windy conditions caused two Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) transmission power lines to collide and start the Thomas Fire in 2017, which burned for 40 days, killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures.
Four people were injured late Thursday when storage tanks caught fire at MarkWest Energy Partners LP’s Houston Processing and Fractionation facility in southwest Pennsylvania, according to the company.