DEP Orders Sunoco to Reroute Pipeline After Marsh Creek Lake Spill

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images September 14, 2020 (Updated) By Jon Hurdle, StateImpact Pennsylvania Pennsylvania environmental officials on Friday ordered Sunoco to reroute one of its problem-plagued Mariner East pipelines away from a site where construction spilled more than 8,000 gallons of drilling fluid into a lake and created a 15-foot sink hole. The order from theContinue reading “DEP Orders Sunoco to Reroute Pipeline After Marsh Creek Lake Spill”

Vote Delays New Jersey’s Planned First LNG Terminal on Delaware River

Photo: Center for Liquified Natural Gas https://maritime-executive.com/article/vote-delays-new-jersey-s-planned-first-lng-terminal-on-delaware-river By The Maritime Executive , September 10, 2020 Plans for a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal to be located on the Delaware River were again stalled today as the commission overseeing the river voted to delay its initial approval of the project pending an appeal from an environmental group. TheContinue reading “Vote Delays New Jersey’s Planned First LNG Terminal on Delaware River”

No ‘bomb trains’: 14 states aim to take new rule on LNG transport off the rails

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2020/08/21/no-bomb-trains-14-states-aim-to-take-new-rule-on-lng-transport-off-the-rails/ August 21, 2020 By Hannah Chinn/WHYY Fourteen states — including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware — and the District of Columbia have filed a legal challenge to a new federal rule that would allow trains to carry liquefied natural gas (LNG) across the country. The states’ move coincides with a petition filed by environmental organizations that alsoContinue reading “No ‘bomb trains’: 14 states aim to take new rule on LNG transport off the rails”

SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION

September 9, 2020 By Member Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Compass Today marks 10 years since the devastating natural gas pipeline rupture that shattered a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, California. The September 9, 2010, explosion destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70 others. Even worse, 8 people were killed, 10 people sustained seriousContinue reading “SAN BRUNO VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES DESERVE LONG-OVERDUE ACTION”

Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak

Photo: Andrew Caplan / Gainesville Sun August 21, 2020 By Carlos Anchondo, E&E News EPA is investigating a massive release of methane over northern Florida in May to see whether it violated any requirements of the Clean Air Act, the agency confirmed yesterday. EPA’s Region 4 office — which covers eight states and six tribes — said the release occurredContinue reading “Florida: EPA Launches Investigation of Massive Methane Leak”

Judge Overturns Shutdown of $3B Pipeline Project

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 6, 2017: Directional drilling machinery for a natural gas liquids pipeline is seen through a window of private residence in Exton, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2020/08/26/stories/1063712477 August 26, 2020 By Mike Soraghan, E&E News A judge has overruled Pennsylvania environmental regulators and allowed Energy Transfer LP to resume underground drillingContinue reading “Judge Overturns Shutdown of $3B Pipeline Project”

US Coast Guard: ‘All four missing crewmen have been recovered’ after the pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi

https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/texas/bodies-of-2-crew-members-who-went-missing-after-explosion-recovered-2-remain-missing/503-03ba0939-575d-4d87-a8da-f41f2ec33ff3 UPDATE: Monday, August 24 – 2:45 p.m. By KIII-TV CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The search for the four crew members that began Friday, August 24, has ended as the United States Coast Guard was able to locate the missing crew. “Coast Guard and salvage crews recovered the bodies of the two remaining crew membersContinue reading “US Coast Guard: ‘All four missing crewmen have been recovered’ after the pipeline explosion in Corpus Christi”

U.S. Government Accountability Office Issues Report on LNG Exports

GAO Report on Natural Gas Exports: Updated Guidance and Regulations Could Improve Facility Permitting Processes In 2019, about 39% of U.S. natural gas exports went through export facilities—in which the gas is liquefied and loaded onto ships for transport. Multiple federal agencies regulate export facility design. Federal guidance says that agencies should review regulations everyContinue reading “U.S. Government Accountability Office Issues Report on LNG Exports”

Hundreds clean up site of deadly Baltimore explosion as neighbors raise funds for families in need

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-cleanup-sidewalk-sale-northwest-baltimore-gas-explosion-20200816-b54ciuc5cbghtashjjlwkv34h4-story.html August 16, 2020 By DANIEL OYEFUSI, BALTIMORE SUN Hundreds of Baltimore City residents, neighbors across the county line and others gathered Sunday afternoon to stage a cleanup effort and sidewalk sale to support survivors of last Monday’s gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two and injured seven. Dozens of volunteers in neon green vests spread out on theContinue reading “Hundreds clean up site of deadly Baltimore explosion as neighbors raise funds for families in need”

Death Toll Rises to 2 People from Baltimore Gas Explosion

Photo: Julio Cortez/Associated Press https://gazette.com/ap/state/death-toll-rises-to-2-people-from-baltimore-gas-explosion/article_97f62928-60d1-5af4-af9e-0200c6661300.html August 11, 2020 By JULIO CORTEZ and NATHAN ELLGREN Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. A man was pulled from the debris shortlyContinue reading “Death Toll Rises to 2 People from Baltimore Gas Explosion”