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Deadly Explosions Near Boston Put Focus on Gas Pipelines

Federal investigators were dispatched to three towns just outside Boston after dozens of explosions and fires along NiSource Inc.’s natural gas network left at least one person dead and 13 injured and displaced over 8,000 customers. Massachusetts State Police reported …

Oklahoma Gas Company Blames Bad Workmanship for Explosion

A gas utility has said bad workmanship was the cause of a Jan. 2 pipeline explosion that obliterated a northwest Oklahoma City home, damaged dozens of others and severely injured a man. Oklahoma Natural Gas cited a 3.5 inch crack …

California Utility Reports Progress on Safety Recommendations

More than two years after a gas pipeline explosion killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb, a California utility says it has finished implementing seven of federal investigators’ 12 recommendations to fix its network. A Pacific Gas & Electric …

Feds: Ruptured West Virginia Pipe May Have Been Corroded

A federal investigator probing a powerful explosion and fire Tuesday that charred Interstate 77 in West Virginia said Friday that a ruptured natural gas pipe had areas consistent with external corrosion. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said the …