Massachusetts regulators on Monday ordered National Grid plc to halt all nonessential work in the state after excess natural gas was “inadvertently” introduced into pipelines, raising concerns of a repeat of last month’s Merrimack Valley explosions.
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After months of work, Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) has restored its Penn-Jersey system to full capacity after it was damaged in an explosion and fire in Westmoreland County, PA, earlier this year.
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.
Oregon’s two U.S. senators on Thursday asked the head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) why a federal investigative team was not dispatched last weekend to the scene of an oil tanker train derailment in their state near the Columbia River Gorge.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) confirmed that at least one condensate pipeline in Marshall County was damaged during inclement weather that rolled through the region late last week, causing a spill into a nearby creek.
No injuries or environmental disasters resulted last weekend as North Dakota’s Bakken was hit by two wellsite fires, and a separate saltwater release northeast of the city of Williston, ND. The state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) dispatched inspectors to the scene of each incident.
North Dakota said a pipeline transporting wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling was damaged and leaked nearly 19,000 gallons of brine in Divide County.
One person was killed and three others injured Thursday afternoon during a cleaning operation on an oil and gas platform 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans.
On a preliminary basis, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that an electric arc may have sparked a flash fire that killed a maintenance worker at a natural gas storage tank in Wyoming. Investigations continued at the site on Friday.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has levied a $76,546 fine against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. for an incident at a natural gas well in Susquehanna County in January, DEP said.