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Coffee Shop Owner was Told to Leave Before Blast

About the photo: Charred remains are piled in a heap of rubble on Thursday in Durham, N.C., the day after an explosion and building fire caused by a gas leak killed one person and injured more than two dozen, including …

New York Senators Seek Fracking Delay to Await Key Study

A critical bloc in New York’s Senate is calling for up to a two-year delay in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas until an independent health review known as the Geisinger study is completed. The Independent Democratic Conference, which shares control …

Wyoming Regulators Implement New Oil, Gas Rules

Wyoming regulators are implementing a rule requiring workers within 75 feet of an oil or natural gas well bore to wear fire-resistant clothing. The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday it is implementing the new rule, along with …

Experts: Analysis of Indiana Blast Could Take Time

Investigators looking for the cause of a deadly Indianapolis house explosion got more support for their theory that natural gas was a factor Wednesday when an attorney for the owner of a home at the core of the blast said …

Recovery Goes on a Year After Ohio Gas Fires

Residents are still getting their lives back together a year after natural gas fires tore through dozens of buildings in northeast Ohio. Marie Bonczek and Bill Brewer lost their homes and all their belongings in the fires last Jan. 24 …

PG&E Says it Misclassified California Gas Pipelines

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials acknowledge the company wrongly classified hundreds of miles of natural gas transmission lines – the same type of line that ruptured in the deadly San Bruno explosion. In a document filed Tuesday with the …

Tubing for Natural Gas Linked to Iowa Fires

A flexible tubing for natural gas has been linked to at least 24 house fires in the Des Moines area since 2007. Officials told The Des Moines Register that the tubing is vulnerable to damage from lightning. The officials say …