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  • NTSB Pipeline Accident Brief: Natural Gas Explosion at Minnesota Educational Facility

    December 3, 2019 by

    Full Pipeline Accident Brief Report: Natural Gas Explosion at Educational Facility Minneapolis, Minnesota August 2, 2017 Issued by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on December 2, 2019 Executive Summary​On August 2, 2017, at 10:22 a.m., local time, a building on the north campus of the Minnehaha Academy, a private school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was destroyed… Read more

  • Overpressurized Gas Distribution System Caused Explosions, Fires: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

    September 27, 2019 by

    National Transportation Safety Board News Release September 24, 2019 The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts’ deficiencies in management and oversight led to overpressurization of a natural gas distribution system which resulted in a series of fires and explosions in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. The Sept. 13, 2018, accident occurred after high-pressure natural gas was… Read more

  • Pipeline Rules Adopted Years After Deadly Explosion, Spills

    September 27, 2019 by

    Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 1:06 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials on Tuesday adopted long-delayed measures that are meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. The new rules from the Department of Transportation apply to more… Read more

  • Workshop Regarding the Creation of the FERC Office of Public Participation: Friday, Apr 16, 2021 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

    March 2, 2021 by

    Docket No. AD21-9-000This Commissioner-led workshop will be webcast. Notice The workshop will provide interested parties with the opportunity to provide input to the Commission on the creation of the Office of Public Participation. The Commission intends to establish and operate the Office of Public Participation to “coordinate assistance to the public with respect to authorities exercised by… Read more

  • PHMSA Advisories Target Distribution Pipeline Meters and Overpressure Protection

    October 8, 2020 by

    Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring, Maryland, site of a deadly 2016 gas explosion. Photo: Jabin Botsford/Washington Post October 7, 2020 By Catherine D. Little, Annie M. Cook & Viktoriia De Las Casas in The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued two Advisory Bulletins directed to natural gas distribution pipeline owners and operators. PHMSA… Read more

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