Pipeline Explosions, Safety

Pipeline Rupture On Arkansas River Leaks 4 Million Cubic Feet of Natural Gas
June 3, 2015

NYC fire toll rises to 22 injured, 2 missing
USA Today March 29, 2015

‘Pipelines blow up and people die’
by ELana Schor and Andrew Restuccia, POLITICO- April 21, 2015
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/the-little-pipeline-agency-that-couldnt-117147.html

Report by pipeline expert Rick Kuprewicz of AccuFacts for the Town of Cortlandt – November 3, 2014
Report by pipeline expert Rick Kuprewicz of AccuFacts for the Town of Cortlandt

Evacuation order over after pipeline rupture in Berrien County
WSBT-TV- September 16, 2014
http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/breaking-evacuations-after-massive-gas-line-rupture-in-benton-twp/28079504

Shale Gas Gathering Pipelines: Safety Issues
By Paul W. Parfomak, Specialist in Energy and Infrastructure Policy – August 1, 2014
http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10123.pdf

Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan
By GLADYS TSAI, AP – July 31, 2014
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/07/31/deadly-gas-explosions-taiwan-hundreds-injured/20940201/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl7%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D509591
Manitoba Pipeline Explosion Leaves Thousands Without Natural Gas Service
January 25, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/25/manitoba-pipeline-explosion_n_4664774.html

Indian gas pipeline explosion kills 15 people, destroys scores of houses
Associated Press – June 27, 2014

Watchdog: Pipeline safety oversight inadequate
By Associated Press – May 9, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-watchdog-pipeline-safety-oversight-shoddy/2014/05/09/e9ba32f0-d794-11e3-8f7d-7786660fff7c_story.html

Williams Co Has Gomer Pyle Moment
By Dory Hippauf – May 8, 2014
http://www.nofrackingway.us/2014/05/08/32525/

PHMSA’s State Pipeline Safety Program Lacks Effective Management and Oversight
May 7, 2014
http://www.oig.dot.gov/library-item/6514

Federal Pipeline and Oil-by-Rail Regulator Making 9% Staff Cut, Confounding Experts
By Elizabeth Douglass, InsideClimate News – April 24, 2014
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140424/federal-pipeline-and-oil-rail-regulator-making-9-staff-cut-confounding-experts

Natural Gas Storage Facility Explodes in Washington
From Earth First! News – March 31, 2014
http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2014/03/31/natural-gas-storage-facility-explodes-in-washington/

Marshall County Pipeline Explosion Results in Fire
April 5, 2014
http://www.wtrf.com/story/25170251/gas-line-explosion-in-marshall-county-results-in-fire

Death toll rises to 7 in Harlem gas leak explosion
By Melanie Eversley and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY – March 13, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/12/east-harlem-emergency/6320347/

Massive gas explosion at Ewing condo complex kills 1 resident, injures 7 utility workers, damages 55 homes
By Alyssa Mease, Nicole Mulvaney and Alex Zdan – March 4, 2014
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/03/massive_gas_explosion_at_ewing_condo_complex_injures_7_utility_works_destroys_homes.html

Gas pipeline left a barren swath through parks and forests of North Jersey
by James M. O’Neill – March 3, 2014
http://www.northjersey.com/news/248144111_Gas_pipeline_left_a_barren_swath_through_parks_and_forests_of_North_Jersey.html?page=all

Gas Pipeline Ruptures Underneath Raritan River, Shooting Water Into The Air
By Richard Rabinowitz, Charlie Kratovil – February 14, 2014
http://www.newbrunswicktoday.com/article/video-gas-pipeline-ruptures-underneath-raritan-river-shooting-water-air

Blast rocks Kentucky natural gas pipeline amid storm
By Scott DiSavino – February 13, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/13/us-usa-kentucky-explosion-idUSBREA1C0JE20140213

DEP: Greene County gas well fire will be contained
By Molly Born and Sean D. Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 13, 2014
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2014/02/12/Gas-well-fire-continues-to-burn-in-Greene-County-where-worker-is-still-missing/stories/201402120141

Dirty Fuels Timeline
http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/253763/Dirty-Fuels/#vars!date=2013-10-25_12:00:10!

“Recent Tragedies Highlight Need to Reform Regulations for 500,000 Miles of Oil and Gas Pipelines in U.S.”
By Lois Epstein, The Wilderness Society – October 23, 2013
http://ecowatch.com/2013/10/23/management-nightmare-for-hazardous-pipelines/

Oklahoma Pipeline Explosion Sparks Large Fire, Prompting Evacuations
Huffington Post – October 9, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/09/oklahoma-pipeline-explosion_n_4068377.html

The governmental agency that monitors and enforces pipeline safety is called the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. Jeffrey Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety says his “regulatory process is ‘kind of dying’.”
September 11, 2013
http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130911/exclusive-pipeline-safety-chief-says-his-regulatory-process-kind-dying

US Pipeline Incidents are a Daily Occurrence – April 15, 2013
https://www.fractracker.org/2013/04/us-pipelines-average-incidents-are-a-daily-occurrence/

Spectra Energy ‘Backtracks’ on Methane Incident
By Mike Benard – April 5, 2013
http://www.csrhub.com/blog/2013/04/spectra-energy-flip-flops.html

Congressional Research Service, “Keeping America’s Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress,” Paul Parfomak, Jan. 9, 2013
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41536.pdf

U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) Stakeholder Communications Pipeline Incidents and Mileage Reports
http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/reports/safety/psi.html

Pipeline Safety Trust
http://pstrust.org/

Delaware Riverkeeper Network On-Going Issues
http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/river-action/ongoing-issue-detail.aspx?Id=43

National Transportation Safety Board Identifies Pipeline Safety as Key Issue
By Jonathan E. Dan
http://www.shaleenergylawblog.com/oil-gas/national-transportation-safety-board-identifies-pipeline-safety-as-key-issue/

Pipeline Leak Detection Still Doesn’t Work
http://insideclimatenews.org/content/pipeline-leak-detection-still-doesnt-work

Problems in the Pipeline Natural Gas Transmission Systems Hum and Flutter

Columbia natural gas explosion, Sissonville, WV on December 11, 2012
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Sjl_x3fs0
Accident report

“Feds Cite Spectra Energy for Multiple Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Violations.”
7/11/12, Natural Gas Watch
http://www.naturalgaswatch.org/?p=1400

Explosion rocks natural gas compressor station
By Laura Legere – March 30, 2012
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/explosion-rocks-natural-gas-compressor-station-1.1292502

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