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ConEd Starts to Shed Light on Why NYC Got Plunged Into the Dark

It started with a broken cable. Sometime before 6:47 p.m. on Saturday, a 13,000-volt underground power line at New York City’s West 64th Street and West End Avenue burned, according to Consolidated Edison Inc. One spokesman for the utility said …

Agency: Safeguards Failed in Fire that Killed 5 at Gas Well

OKLAHOMA CITY — The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency’s report Wednesday that also …

Biggest U.S. Gas Leak Followed Years of Problems, State Says

The worst natural gas leak in U.S. history, which broke out at a Sempra Energy storage field near Los Angeles almost four years ago, was caused by corrosion, according to a report commissioned by California regulators. The rupture of a …

Property Owners Protest Pipeline Procurement Process

About the photo: In this May 3, 2018, file photo, Becky Crabtree displays a flyer that she posted on a fence on the route of the proposed Mountain Valley pipeline on their property in Lindside, W.Va. A Virginia-based legal group …

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 …