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California Alleges PG&E Falsified Pipeline Safety Records

Regulators on Friday accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California Public …

Feds Seek to Curtail Natural Gas Blowouts After California Leak

A year after a blowout at a natural gas well near Los Angeles spewed tons of natural gas and drove thousands from their homes, a federal task force is recommending dozens of safety changes for the nation’s 400 underground natural …

New Safety Proposal Outlined for Gas Lines After Explosions

U.S. officials moved Thursday to strengthen safety rules for the nation’s 300,000-mile network of natural gas transmission pipelines in response to numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50. The Department …

NTSB Reports Systemic Flaws in Gas Pipeline Safety Oversight

Three powerful accidents in recent years show systemic weaknesses in how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Wednesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. The National Transportation Safety Board said …