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SoCalGas Raises Estimated Cost of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak to $1.07 Billion

Southern California Gas Co raised the estimated cost of the massive leak at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles between October 2015 and February 2016 to $1.071 billion as of March 31. That is up about …

Firefighters Sue California Gas Firm Over Massive Leak

Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Monday, saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a …

Companies Agree to Payments, Procedures Over New Jersey Blast

Two companies have agreed to pay New Jersey a total of $1.6 million and implement safety procedures for problems found in an investigation of an explosion that leveled a neighborhood, killing one person and injuring seven. The New Jersey Board …

Explosion at Massachusetts Auto Parts Store Accidental

The state Fire Marshal’s office says an explosion at a Fitchburg, Mass., auto parts store was caused by a natural gas leak in a pipeline, and has ruled it an accident. The office released its finding into Tuesday’s explosion on …

Natural Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation of 8 Oregon Homes

A natural gas leak prompted officials to temporarily evacuate eight homes in the south Portland suburb of Milwaukie. Clackamas Fire District 1 spokesman Steve McAdoo says fire crews and a natural gas utility crew responded after a woman called 911 …