Injuries

DCP Midstream Investigates 12-Inch Ruptured Louisiana Pipeline

The rupture of a 12-inch DCP Midstream pipeline Friday night in Jackson County, LA, resulted in no injuries and was under control soon after, according to a report filed with the U.S. National Response Center.

August 13, 2013

Five Workers Hurt in North Dakota Oilfield Flash Fire

There apparently is no environmental or public health fallout from an oilfield flash fire in the Bakken south of Williston, ND, that injured five workers, one of whom was airlifted to a nearby hospital in McKenzie County with burns, according to Trustland Oilfield Services and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

July 19, 2013

No Injuries From Texas Panhandle Gas Plant Explosion

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP said there were no injuries or fatalities from Monday afternoon’s explosion and subsequent fire at a natural gas processing facility in the Texas Panhandle, and has launched an investigation into the incident.

May 2, 2012

Texas Panhandle Gas Plant Explodes, No One Injured

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP said there were no injuries or fatalities from Monday afternoon’s explosion and subsequent fire at a natural gas processing facility in the Texas Panhandle. It is investigating the incident.

May 2, 2012

North Slope Oil Well Has ‘Gas Kick’

An Alaska North Slope exploratory oil well that experienced “a shallow gas kick” Wednesday morning did not cause any injuries, but workers were evacuated as a precaution. The incident occurred at the Qugruk 2 drill site near Nuiqsut, about 625 miles north of Anchorage.

February 17, 2012

Alberta Fluid Spill Spooks Authorities

It was brief and caused no injuries or damage, but the accident set off alarms among regulators, production companies and field contractors

January 30, 2012

No Injuries in Oklahoma Gas Well Blast

An explosion and fire occurred Monday night at a Continental Resources natural gas well near Watonga, OK, in Blaine County. There were no injuries, the company said.

September 21, 2011

Connecticut House Votes to Ban Cleaning Pipes with Gas

Responding to a natural gas explosion that caused six deaths and multiple injuries last year at an electric power plant in Middletown, CT, the state’s House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would ban the use of “flammable gas to clean or blow the gas piping” of electric generating facilities.

May 23, 2011

Transportation Notes

Tennessee declared a force majeure event Friday for Station 214 (Carrolton, OH) after a “possible rupture” occurred nearby (see related story). No injuries were reported, and there was no interruption of customer service, said pipeline spokesman Robert Newberry. However, Tennessee anticipated limiting intraday flow increases for Friday’s gas day and restricting 100% secondary out of path (SOP) nominations and lower priority services going forward, with a possibility of restricting a pro-rata portion of secondary in path (SIP) nominations. “At this time the certainty of such restrictions [is] unknown due to the current investigation of the incident,” a bulletin board posting said.

February 14, 2011

GAO: Fish, Wildlife Service Lacks Way to Track Species Threats in West

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has established no system to track cumulative threats or injuries to most of the species considered threatened or endangered on millions of acres of federally managed lands in the western United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report to Congress.

June 1, 2009
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