New Jersey DEP rejects PennEast’s permit application, setting back the project again

October 11, 2019 | 10:18 AM Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight  Link to StateImpact Pennsylvania article (with NJ DEP permit letter) The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has shut the door again on a bid by PennEast Pipeline to obtain crucial permits for its 120-mile interstate project. In a letter to the company dated Tuesday, theContinue reading “New Jersey DEP rejects PennEast’s permit application, setting back the project again”

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

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 wasContinue reading “Overpressurized Gas Distribution System Caused Explosions, Fires: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts”

Pipeline Rules Adopted Years After Deadly Explosion, Spills

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 moreContinue reading “Pipeline Rules Adopted Years After Deadly Explosion, Spills”