Williams Assessing Geismar Olefins Plant Damage

Williams Partners has begun taking stock of the damage at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant caused by an explosion and fire on June 13 that killed two workers and injured more than 70 others.

June 25, 2013

At Least One Dead in Explosion, Fire at Williams Geismar, LA, Plant

At least one person was killed and dozens were injured, some seriously, in an an explosion and fire at the Williams Geismar Olefins plant in Ascension Parish north of New Orleans early Thursday morning.

June 14, 2013

San Bruno Mayor Calls for Probe of CPUC Legal Team Change

The mayor of San Bruno, CA — where a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion killed eight nearly three years ago — on Wednesday called for the California Attorney General’s Office and state lawmakers to investigate replacement of the state regulatory legal team investigating the event.

June 7, 2013

OSHA Investigating West Texas Oil Well Blowout

Two workers were killed and three others hospitalized Friday morning in an oil well blowout in the Bone Spring tight sands formation in West Texas, near Barstow.

April 10, 2013

Industry Brief

A fire in February that killed one person and destroyed a city block in Kansas City, MO, was caused by the “accidental ignition of natural gas vapors that accumulated” inside a restaurant, according to a report by the Kansas City Fire Department. Pilot lights had been left on at JJ’s restaurant despite warnings from crews investigating a nearby gas line rupture, and the fire began in the kitchen with “heat from an open flame or smoking materials” listed as the heat source (see Daily GPI, Feb. 22). However, the report did not assign blame as to what caused the Missouri Gas Energy pipeline to explode. The report was compiled by the city, the city fire department, the police department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Missouri Public Service Commission and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are conducting separate investigations.

March 15, 2013

Industry Brief

The Missouri Public Service Commission continues to investigate a natural gas explosion in Kansas City, MO, on Feb. 19, which killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen others (see Daily GPI, Feb. 22). According to Kansas City Manager Troy Schulte, Heartland Midwest LLC did not have a permit to drill and excavate near the site. A Heartland crew contracted by Time Warner Cable Inc. was installing a fiber optic cable when it apparently punctured a two-inch diameter natural gas pipeline operated by Missouri Gas Energy.

February 27, 2013

UGI Fine Increased for Allentown Blast

Pennsylvania regulators on Thursday approved a revised settlement raising to $500,000 the penalty on UGI Corp. for an explosion that killed five people in Allentown, PA two years ago.

January 28, 2013

Regulators Raise Penalty on UGI for Allentown Blast

Pennsylvania regulators Thursday approved a revised settlement raising to $500,000 the penalty on UGI Corp. for an explosion that killed five people in Allentown, PA two years ago.

January 25, 2013

West Virginia Gas Pipeline Ruptures Near Compressor Station

Authorities Tuesday said no one was killed after a 20-inch diameter transmission line owned by NiSource Inc. exploded just after midday near its Columbia Gas Transmission Lanham Compressor Station near Sissonville, WV, a rural community of 4,000 about 15 miles north of the state capital, Charleston.

December 12, 2012

Pemex Gas Plant Fire Claims 10 Lives

Ten people were reportedly killed Tuesday following a fire at a natural gas pipeline distribution center near the South Texas-Mexico border.

September 19, 2012
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