Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response

Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/industry-seeks-flexibility-in-federal-pipeline-safety-rules-for-rupture-response-59564018 July 23, 2020 By Tom DiChristopher, S&P Global Market Intelligence Proposed federal rules governing the response of natural gas pipeline operators to ruptures on their systems could have unintended consequences if the rules do not allow the companies adequate flexibility, the gas industry warned. In lodging their concerns, industry representatives sought to influence the finalContinue reading “Industry Seeks Flexibility in Federal Pipeline Safety Rules for Rupture Response”

Columbia Gas Sentenced in Connection with September 2018 Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley

Photo: Nina Flores and jliss 1979 via CNN June 23, 2020 U.S. Department of Justice Press Release Company to sell its business in Massachusetts and pay $53 million fine, the largest criminal fine ever imposed under the Pipeline Safety Act BOSTON – Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) was sentenced today in connection with the gasContinue reading “Columbia Gas Sentenced in Connection with September 2018 Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley”

Digging blind: Wisconsin allows drillers to flout state law — sometimes with deadly results

Photo: Amber Arnold / State Journal By Parker Schorr, The Cap Times Apr 22, 2020 Jim and Calvin Jensen surveyed an intersection for a job installing fiber optic cable in Sun Prairie during the summer of 2018. They did not like what they saw. The dense suburb east of Madison featured older building stock, andContinue reading “Digging blind: Wisconsin allows drillers to flout state law — sometimes with deadly results”

Natural Gas Infrastructure Threatens Shareholder Value, Contributes to Climate Breakdown

Photo: greentechmedia.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CA—MARCH 4, 2020—Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow and nonpartisan policy think-tank Energy Innovation today released Natural Gas: A Bridge to Climate Breakdown, a report addressing the opportunities presented by the clean energy transition and the risk of overreliance on natural gas forContinue reading “Natural Gas Infrastructure Threatens Shareholder Value, Contributes to Climate Breakdown”