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Natural Gas Flowing Again As Leach XPress Restores Full Capacity

Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) has completed repair work and restored service on Leach XPress more than a month after the pipeline exploded in Marshall County, WV.

July 16, 2018
Leach XPress Service Expected to Return Sunday Following Suspected Landslide

Leach XPress Service Expected to Return Sunday Following Suspected Landslide

An unintentional release of 165 MMcf of natural gas that burst into flames and damaged a portion of the Leach XPress pipeline in West Virginia, burning more than $437,000 worth of fuel, was likely caused by a landslide, Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) said in an incident report submitted to the the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

July 12, 2018
Landslide Suspected in Leach XPress Explosion; Full Service Expected by Sunday

Landslide Suspected in Leach XPress Explosion; Full Service Expected by Sunday

An unintentional release of 165 MMcf of natural gas that burst into flames and damaged a portion of the Leach XPress pipeline in West Virginia, burning more than $437,000 worth of fuel, was likely caused by a landslide, Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (TCO) said in an incident report submitted to the the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

July 12, 2018

Cheniere, PHMSA Discuss LNG Tank Leak Issues at Hearing

Federal regulators and representatives of Cheniere Energy Inc. met in Houston on Wednesday to discuss the next steps to take regarding a February order to shut down two of five storage tanks at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana.

March 22, 2018

Cheniere Looking to Resolve PHMSA’s LNG Tank Leak Issues Before Hearing

Federal regulators have agreed to hold a hearing this month to discuss an order issued in February to Cheniere Energy Inc. to shut down two of five storage tanks at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana. Meanwhile, Cheniere management is hoping to quickly resolve the issues.

March 9, 2018

Cheniere Ordered to Shut Two Sabine Pass LNG Storage Tanks Pending Investigation

Cheniere Energy Inc. has shut two of the five storage tanks at the Sabine Pass natural gas export terminal in Cameron Parish, LA, after several issues were discovered in January by employees and federal officials.

February 12, 2018
Problems With Rail Transport of Energy Supplies; Pipelines, Barges More Prepared

Problems With Rail Transport of Energy Supplies; Pipelines, Barges More Prepared

Although most domestically produced oil, natural gas, ethanol and natural gas liquids (NGL) are transported without incident, concerns remain over the safety of transporting energy supplies via rail, according to a report by the nonprofit National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Meanwhile, pipelines and barges appear to have more comprehensive safety systems in place.

October 12, 2017

PHMSA Nominee Tells Senate Panel He Will Focus on Safety, Outstanding Mandates from 2011 Law

Howard “Skip” Elliott, President Trump’s nominee to serve as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), told a Senate panel Wednesday that if confirmed, he would focus on pipeline safety and getting a dozen outstanding mandates from a 2011 pipeline safety law finally implemented.

September 28, 2017

Oil and Gas Trade Groups Support White House Pick to Lead PHMSA

Three trade associations representing the oil and natural gas industry say they support President Trump’s nomination of Howard “Skip” Elliott, a 40-year veteran of the U.S. freight rail industry, to serve as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

September 12, 2017

PHMSA Pauses Stricter Natural Gas Storage Rules for Clarification

Responding to requests from the oil and natural gas industry, the Trump administration has served notice that it will delay some of the Obama administration’s stepped up safety rules for underground natural gas storage.

June 21, 2017