Pipeline Industry Needs Skilled Workers, Says PG&E Exec

In the wake of a string of major natural gas pipeline mishaps and stepped up regulatory oversight, a 30-year gas industry veteran said there is a critical need throughout the industry to produce a new generation of well-trained welders and other skilled personnel.

February 8, 2013

Fundamentals Debated as Profit-Taking Results in Futures Decline

Despite nearly a perfect storm of industry mishaps that could impair domestic natural gas supply down the road, the July futures contract on Tuesday was repelled by resistance at $5 once again before closing the day’s regular session at $4.808, down 10.8 cents from Monday’s finish.

June 9, 2010

Federal Pipeline Safety Unit Allows Unlimited AZ Inspections on Kinder Morgan Lines

In the wake of last summer’s pipeline mishaps in Arizona, the federal Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) agreed earlier this month to allow unlimited inspections on Kinder Morgan pipelines in the state, according to an announcement Wednesday from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

May 28, 2004

Gas Lines Beset by Ruptures, Explosions

The last couple of weeks have seen a number of mishaps involvingnatural gas lines, one of them resulting in fatalities.

December 21, 1998