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NTSB to Send Damaged Columbia Gas Pipe to Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it will begin packing up the section of the Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline that was damaged in the Tuesday blast in West Virginia for it to be sent to its headquarters in Washington, DC, for closer scrutiny.

December 14, 2012

NTSB Investigating West Virginia Gas Pipeline Rupture

The Natural Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Wednesday began sifting through pieces of the Columbia Gas Transmission system that ruptured near the pipeline’s Lanham Compressor Station sear Sissonville, WV, a rural community of 4,000 about 15 miles north of the state capital, Charleston.

December 13, 2012

Bison Pipeline is Back, Eyeing Growth

Just returned to service after a rupture that is still being investigated, TransCanada Corp.’s Bison natural gas pipeline linking the Rockies to the upper Midwest is eyeing a number of potential markets, following a review of the line’s safety by federal authorities, Todd Johnson, TransCanada director of markets in the West, told the LDC Forum: Rockies & West meeting last Tuesday in Los Angeles.

October 24, 2011

Bison Pipeline is Back and Eyeing Growth

Just returned to service after a rupture that is still being investigated, TransCanada Corp.’s Bison natural gas pipeline linking the Rockies to the upper Midwest is eyeing a number of potential markets, following a review of the line’s safety by federal authorities, Todd Johnson, TransCanada director of markets in the West, told the LDC Forum: Rockies & West meeting Tuesday in Los Angeles.

October 20, 2011

Petrohawk Subsidiary Fined for Fayetteville Habitat Damage

Hawk Field Services LLC (HFS), a subsidiary of Petrohawk Energy Corp., on Tuesday was fined $350,000, ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution and placed on probation for three years for damaging endangered species habitat in the Fayetteville Shale in Van Buren County, AR.

September 15, 2011

Landowners Suing Range Resources Over Well Water

The couple at the center of state and federal investigations of alleged water well contamination by gas drilling activities in North Texas has filed suit against Range Resources Corp. and others, seeking damages of $4.5 million plus $2 million for mental anguish, attorney fees, as well as trebling of damages under the Texas Business and Commercial Code.

June 27, 2011

EPA Official: Range ‘May’ Have Contaminated Wells

Range Resources Corp. came away from its recent deposition of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staffer — who investigated alleged contamination of North Texas water wells by the company — touting more than a dozen revelations that the company says support its claim of innocence. And Range is going back to get more information from additional depositions of EPA officials.

February 7, 2011

EPA Official: Range ‘May’ Have Contaminated Wells

Range Resources Corp. came away from its deposition last week of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staffer — who investigated alleged contamination of North Texas water wells by the company — touting more than a dozen revelations that the company says support its claim of innocence. And Range is going back to get more information from additional depositions of EPA officials.

February 1, 2011

EPA Official: Range Investigation Inconclusive

Range Resources Corp. came away from its deposition last week of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staffer — who investigated alleged contamination of North Texas water wells by the company — touting more than a dozen revelations that the company says support its claim of innocence.

February 1, 2011

Talisman, DEP Investigate Tioga County Well Control Incident

Talisman Energy Inc. temporarily shut down all hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in North America while it investigated a well control incident that occurred Jan. 17 at a Talisman natural gas well on state forest land in Tioga County, PA, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said Tuesday. DEP is conducting a separate investigation of the incident.

January 26, 2011
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