Virus Leads Pipeline Agency to Ease Job Qualification Rules

A federal safety agency is helping hazardous material transporters and pipeline operators prepare for the spread of Covid-19 by easing staff training and qualifications requirements. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a stay on enforcement March 20, applicable only to requirements for pipeline operator employee qualifications and training. The agency issued a second stay on enforcement MondayContinue reading “Virus Leads Pipeline Agency to Ease Job Qualification Rules”

Implementing the Recently Published Gas Transmission and Hazardous Liquid Final Rules- Documents Now Available

On February 26 & 27, 2020 PHMSA held public meetings for Pipeline Safety officials to discuss with pipeline safety stakeholders the implementation of the gas transmission and the hazardous liquid pipeline final rules published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2019. PHMSA made available for comment draft frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers forContinue reading “Implementing the Recently Published Gas Transmission and Hazardous Liquid Final Rules- Documents Now Available”

Ruptured Gas Line Forces Hundreds to Evacuate; Mississippi’s Torrential Rains May Be To Blame

Photo at ground zero of a large gas leak on Yazoo County that caused evacuations in the village of Sartartia. Source: Yazoo County EMA. https://weather.com/news/news/2020-02-23-yazoo-mississippi-ruptured-gas-line-evacuations?fbclid=IwAR2Rs8EFpJLd2f5lEBbouqkLeTiIbrEAGD2HfsF8HihbqzfH9hAwJCGT7m8 By Ron Brackett for The Weather Channel A ruptured gas line forced more than 300 people from their homes and sent nearly four dozen to the hospital overnight in Yazoo County,Continue reading “Ruptured Gas Line Forces Hundreds to Evacuate; Mississippi’s Torrential Rains May Be To Blame”

On this day in 1973: Staten Island liquefied natural gas explosion kills 40 workers

Feb 10, 2020 By Steve Zaffarano | zaffarano@siadvance.com https://www.silive.com/news/j66j-2020/02/7bf286f7952863/on-this-day-in-1973-staten-island-liquefied-natural-gas-explosion-in-kills-40-workers.html

‘We can’t live like this’: residents say a corrupt pipeline project is making them sick

WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 6: Directional drilling machinery for a natural gas liquids pipeline is seen through a window of private residence October 6, 2017 in Exton, Pennsylvania. Many of the area’s residents complain of the incessant noise and vibration from 12-hours of drilling from the pipeline project. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) NinaContinue reading “‘We can’t live like this’: residents say a corrupt pipeline project is making them sick”

2020: A Year of Pipeline Court Fights, with One Lawsuit Headed to the Supreme Court

Sections of steel pipe are staged near a private residence for construction of the ETP-Sunoco Mariner East 2 pipeline in Exton, Pennsylvania on June 5, 2019. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03012020/pipeline-lawsuits-2020-supreme-court-appalachian-trail-eminent-domain-natural-gas by Phil McKenna, January 3, 2020

4th Circuit nixes key permit for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing environmental justice concerns

Pastor Paul Wilson of Union Hill Baptist Church stands in front of a group protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (© Chesapeake Climate Action Network) By Robert Walton, In Utility Dive The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a permit necessary for Dominion Energy to construct its Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), concluding Virginia regulators failedContinue reading “4th Circuit nixes key permit for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, citing environmental justice concerns”

Sunoco may be forced to meet with county under initial ruling in Baker’s pipeline safety case

Wilmer Baker’s home in Lower Frankford Township is within the 1,000-foot safety radius of the Mariner East pipeline route. (Photo by Jason Malmont, The Sentinel) By Zack Hoopes, The SentinelDec 23, 2019  http://m.thecourierexpress.com/news/state/sunoco-may-be-forced-to-meet-with-county-under-initial/article_8f813947-7433-517f-b825-ed0ffad6ba01.html A ruling issued Wednesday in Wilmer Baker’s case against Sunoco Pipeline gives the Cumberland County resident a partial victory in his effort to get theContinue reading “Sunoco may be forced to meet with county under initial ruling in Baker’s pipeline safety case”

Colorado: Federal report on fatal Firestone explosion blames gas leak, government approval to build homes without pipeline maps

By JOHN AGUILAR | jaguilar@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: October 29, 2019 at 10:44 am | UPDATED: October 30, 2019 at 9:42 am The federal investigation into the 2017 explosion that killed two people and destroyed a home in Firestone determined the likely cause was a natural gas leak through a pipeline that had been severed during construction of the homeContinue reading “Colorado: Federal report on fatal Firestone explosion blames gas leak, government approval to build homes without pipeline maps”