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  • The Gas Company Offers Tips on Preventing, Spotting and Responding to Natural Gas Leaks

    LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/10 -- With the fall season approaching, natural gas usage for heating will increase throughout the region. Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) urges customers to be aware of potential natural gas leaks. Though rare, leaks in natural gas pipelines can be caused by third-party contractors, hidden corrosion or natural disasters, and can be highly ...


    By Marketwire

  • Picarro Launches Revolutionary Solution for Natural Gas Leak Detection and Management

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for natural gas pipeline leak detection and ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles still months from fix

    The escape of tons of natural gas from storage under a Los Angeles neighborhood is not likely to be fixed for at least another two months because of the specific dynamics of the leak, according to officials. The leak at Porter Ranch, already several months old, has forced the relocation of several thousand residents who said the stench made them sick. The Los Angeles Times reported  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Seeing Gas Leaks Beyond The Visible…

    Safe fire and gas Ltd (SFG) are pleased to announce that at Gastech  they signed an exclusive distribution Agreement with Opgal for their EyeCGas camera. SFGs  will promote EyeCGas to their existing UK oil and gas customers in Petrochemical, Natural Gas, Biogas, ...

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

    Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas contamination in over 130 samples. These findings suggest ...

  • Environmentalists, unions seek to fix gas leaks

    Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion. The leaks are a problem because methane, the primary component of natural gas, is explosive in high concentrations and is also a potent ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group. Using a gas-sniffing device attached to Google's city-mapping cars and new statistical calculations that determine rough leak rates, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Badger Metal Finishing cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for 14 violations, including failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak

    Badger Metal Finishing Inc. has been cited for 17 safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration at its St. Francis metal finishing facility. OSHA's inspection was prompted by a complaint that workers were not evacuated during a natural gas leak. Proposed penalties total $46,200. "Failing to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak shows a ...

  • Natural Gas & Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses natural gas and potential exposure concerns that could occur at home or in the work environment.   “If a natural gas leak occurs indoors and is severe, the risk of an explosion is not the only potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

    Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Gas is being relied upon to generate more of the nation's electricity in recent years because enormous new domestic supplies have drastically lowered its price and because ...


    By Associated Press

  • Natural gas from shale contributes to global warming

    Natural gas extracted from shale formations has a greater greenhouse gas footprint - in the form of methane emissions - than conventional gas, oil and coal over a 20 year period. This calls into question the logic of its use as a climate-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, according to Robert Howarth and colleagues, from Cornell University in New York. Their work (1) is published online in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe and would neutralize ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

    In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said study lead author Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea, who heads an environmental activist ...


    By Associated Press

  • Gas Detectors Protect Shale Gas Rigs From Hazardous Hydrocarbon Gas Leaks

    Oil and gas engineers responsible for hydraulic fracturing operations in the production of natural gas will find the Combustible Gas Detectors product lines available from General Monitors accurately sense potentially explosive hydrocarbon gas and alert crews in time to complete an orderly shutdown of the drilling rig. Pockets of combustible gas potentially escaping from shale drilling rig ...


    By General Monitors

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

    DOE will launch a collaborative effort with industry to evaluate and scope high-impact manufacturing R&D to improve natural gas systems efficiency and leak reduction. The goal of this effort is to establish an advanced manufacturing initiative. AMO will lead this effort. To get more information and receive emails about this effort, send AMO your contact information at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

    Immediately after a Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable hosted by the White House and the Department of Energy on July 29th, DOE announced a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. DOE’s effort is part of the larger Administration Strategy to Reduce ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Factsheet: An Initiative to Help Modernize Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure

    Today, the White House and the Department of Energy are hosting a Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable. In addition, DOE is announcing a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. The Capstone event is the culmination of four previous in-depth Roundtables at ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Study: Natural gas surge won`t slow global warming

    Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which produces more of the chief global warming gas carbon dioxide. But the new international study says an expansion of natural gas use by 2050 would also keep other energy-producing ...


    By Associated Press

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