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Pipelines drained; feds investigating cause of gas explosion

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Natural gas pipelines were being drained Saturday as authorities try to determine the cause of an explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, damaged at least three others and burned a fleeing homeowner. Officials in Westmoreland County said the 30-inch Texas Eastern transmission line burst open around 8:15 a.m. Friday in Salem Township, shooting flames ...

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$1.4B investment planned in DTE’s natural gas infrastructure

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DETROIT (AP) — DTE Energy Co. says $1.4 billion in investment is planned in Michigan natural gas pipeline infrastructure over the next five years. The Detroit-based utility says Wednesday investments by DTE Gas will help maintain the natural gas system’s safety and reliability while keeping prices affordable. Plans call for modernizing cast iron and steel main pipelines with newer, more-durable ...

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Feds reject consolidated review of pipeline projects

ROANOKE, Va. — Federal regulators have rejected a request to assess the overall environmental impact of several proposed multistate natural gas pipelines. A coalition of pipeline opponents had sought the review. They argued that individual assessments would be piecemeal and conducted in a vacuum. The Roanoke Times reports that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Norman Bay informed U.S. Rep. Bob ...

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Study: N.E. doesn’t need new pipelines

A new study commissioned by an importer of liquefied natural gas challenges the notion that new natural gas pipelines are needed for the New England market, contending that demand for the product is expected to decline and noting that the region will benefit from a diversification in power generation resources. The report, issued by Energyzt Advisors LLC and commissioned by ...

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N.E. governors change course on paying for energy projects

HARTFORD – The five New England governors at a closed-door energy meeting Thursday updated their agreement to pursue major investments in natural gas pipelines and transmission wires. Investments in the billions of dollars are needed, they say, to reduce New England’s electricity prices, which, outside of Hawaii, are the highest in the United States. The agreement released Thursday largely mirrors ...

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Group gearing up for power plant fight

With plans underway to build one of the state’s largest natural gas power plants in Jessup, a group is forming to oppose what they see as a threat to air quality and quality of life in the Lackawanna Valley. Midvalley native Kayleigh Cornell has teamed up with Alex Lotorto, an environmental activist from Milford who has opposed natural gas pipelines ...

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Oil, gas pipelines source of Charlson spill


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota Department of Health official said Saturday a spill of about 10 barrels of a petroleum product in northwestern McKenzie County came from abandoned oil collection and natural gas pipelines. North Dakota Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman said the natural gas pipeline was owned by Hess Corp. He said state officials were still working ...

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