PG&E Restoring Power in Northern California Following Santa Ana Wind Event

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) expected to complete restoration on Tuesday for all remaining customers whose power was proactively turned off overnight Sunday for safety in response to extreme weather conditions.

October 16, 2018

Con Edison Agrees to $153M Settlement For Fatal East Harlem NatGas Explosion

In the largest natural gas safety-related settlement in New York history, Consolidated Edison agreed Thursday to pay $153 million for damages related to an explosion in 2014 that killed eight people and destroyed two buildings.

February 17, 2017

Federal Judge Weighs Community Requirements For PG&E’s San Bruno Conviction

A federal judge on Monday was still considering what community requirements to place on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) as a result of its criminal conviction last summer for its part in the 2010 natural gas transmission pipeline rupture and explosion in San Bruno, 10 miles south of San Francisco.

January 24, 2017

PHMSA Reminds Pipelines of Abandonment Safety Requirements

Natural gas and other pipeline operators are being reminded by federal regulators of their safety obligations and how those obligations are affected by the operational status of pipeline assets.

August 16, 2016

Canada Accelerates Phaseout of DOT-111 Crude Oil Deliveries

Canada announced an accelerated safety schedule Monday for stopping railway crude oil deliveries with an old generation of accident-prone tank cars that had a role in a Quebec tragedy three years ago.

July 26, 2016

Black Hills Utility Seeks to Tap Farms With Upgraded NatGas Service

Seeking to move farm natural gas service in Iowa into the 21st century, a Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp. utility has proposed to state regulators that the tradition of farms drawing supplies off interstate pipelines upgrade the safety of their widely varying connections.

July 15, 2016

API Calls PHMSA’s Proposed Pipeline Rules ‘Arbitrary, Capricious’

Hours before the deadline to submit its comments on proposed federal rules governing natural gas pipelines, the American Petroleum Institute (API) blasted the rules as “arbitrary and capricious” and urged regulators to go back to the drawing board, in part for overstating the benefits and underestimating the costs to the oil and gas industry.

July 7, 2016

California Regulators Approve PG&E Gas Storage/Pipeline Rate Case

California regulators on Thursday approved nearly $950 million in increased rates to support Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) natural gas storage and transmission pipeline operations.

June 27, 2016

Senate Sends Pipeline Safety Bill to President Obama

A pipeline safety bill is headed to President Obama’s desk for his signature after the U.S. Senate agreed to a House amendment to the measure by unanimous consent late Monday.

June 14, 2016

House Passes Amended Version of Pipeline Safety Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed by a voice vote late Wednesday its version of a pipeline safety bill, which includes changes to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

June 9, 2016
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