California regulatory safety inspectors on Thursday accused Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) of safety violations that led to the catastrophic 2015 natural gas storage well leak at the Aliso Canyon underground field 40 miles north of Los Angeles.
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EQT Fined for Erosion Issues at Two Pennsylvania Well Sites
EQT paid a fine of more than $330,000 for erosion and sedimentation control violations at two well sites in southwest Pennsylvania, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on Tuesday.
Rice Midstream Fined $1.5M by Pennsylvania DEP
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Rice Midstream Holdings LLC $1.5 million for pipeline violations in Greene County that resulted in sediment discharges into local waterways.
Sunoco Reports Spills, Racks Up More ME2 Violations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) last week issued three more violation notices to Sunoco Pipeline LP related to spills during horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for the Mariner East 2 (ME2) pipeline project at separate locations in Blair and Lebanon counties.
Rover Again Ordered to Halt Work in West Virginia on Stormwater Violations
West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to halt construction activities in the state due to violations of the pipeline’s water pollution control permit.
PA Sen. Wants Lawmakers to Oversee Oil/Gas Violation Fees Collected by Regulators
Adding to a list of actions he’s taken or plans to take, Pennsylvania Republican state Sen. Scott Hutchinson intends to introduce legislation that would essentially wrest control of oil and gas violation fees from the Department of Environmental Protection to the General Assembly.
West Virginia Cites Violations, Proposes Fine For Antero Midstream
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has proposed a civil penalty of $93,155 for Antero Resources Corp. subsidiary Antero Midstream LLC for a series of violations that allegedly occurred in 2013 during the construction of a natural gas gathering pipeline.
DOL Finds $1.6M in Back Wages Owed by Four Oil & Gas Companies
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) revealed Monday that four oil and gas companies owe $1.6 million in back wages to more than 2,500 workers across nine states.
Pennsylvania Fines Columbia Gas Transmission For Clean Streams Violations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a $150,000 settlement with Columbia Gas Transmission LLC for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law during construction of a natural gas pipeline in the northeast part of the state.
Pennsylvania DEP Fines Regency Unit for Gas Pipeline Construction Violations
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined a Regency Energy Partners LP unit $306,570 for multiple violations related to the construction of two natural gas pipelines by an affiliate of PVR Energy Partners LP.