The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) recently unveiled updated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions commitments for members, part of a larger effort to achieve net-zero emissions from transmission and storage operations by 2050. INGAA said its 27 member companies have pledged several measures to reduce methane emissions from pipelines, pneumatic controllers, storage and compressor…
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Con Edison Co. (ConEd) is installing 376,000 smart-technology natural gas detectors for customers in New York City and Westchester County. The utility, which serves 1.1 million area gas customers, said that the distribution of the detectors follows a successful pilot in which ConEd provided 9,000 detectors. Those leak detectors sounded 250 alarms since the first…
California has ordered a Chevron Corp. subsidiary to pay a civil penalty of more than $2.7 million for violations that state regulators claim caused more than 20,000 barrels of oil and water to leak from an abandoned well in the San Joaquin Valley.
New regulations in Massachusetts, which received input from several local distribution companies (LDC), would require the utilities to repair some of the most severe underground pipeline leaks within two or three years.
Corrosion, pipe failure and natural force damages account for more than nine out 10 leaks from oil and natural gas production well flowlines in Colorado, a draft audit by state regulators has revealed.
California’s two major natural gas utilities are responsible for the bulk of methane leaks statewide, outpacing oil/natural gas activities in the state, which ranks third nationally in oil production, according to a new state report.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to hail a partnership between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google, Peoples Natural Gas and Carnegie Mellon University that is identifying and mapping methane leaks from the city’s distribution pipelines.
As a requirement of a state law enacted two years ago (AB 1371), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff has published a set of best practices (BP) for natural gas utilities for finding and fixing leaks.
Natural gas leaks across metropolitan Boston are more serious than past studies by the industry have shown, according to the lead author of a new report.
Some 229 leaks were found in California’s 12 underground natural gas storage fields in a recent survey, but all but a handful were minor and nearly all of them were repaired by the time the survey results were released recently. Non-utility run Lodi Storage in Northern California was the only one found to be leak free.