Question of the week: I heard the California Public Utilities Commission levied a fine of $1.6 billion dollars against PG&E for pipeline safety violations relating to the terrible San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010. Do you think this will make a difference and improve PG&E’s safety? Is that all that will happen? Reflections on San Bruno, PG&E and the CPUC In case you missed … [Read more...] about Reflections on San Bruno, PG&E and the CPUC
Question of the week We got a message through the Pipeline Safety Trust Facebook page (find us and like us there!) with some questions from Howard, who was trying to find some information about the regulation of compressor stations on interstate natural gas pipelines, like the one being proposed near his New England community. He had heard two distinctly different stories: one that … [Read more...] about Natural Gas Compressor Stations – Does PHMSA regulate?
Many rivers to crossBut I can't seem to find my way over ~Jimmy Cliff Dear Readers: An unfortunate … [Read more...] about Another Spill into the Yellowstone – Are we learning anything?
Smart Pig's Question of the Week - We were recently contacted by a resident of Virginia who wanted to know whether natural gas transmission lines leak, and particularly about how the methane and other constituents of transported gas might behave if a leak occurred in an aquifer associated with karst topography. To best respond to his concerns, we've divided his questions up into smaller … [Read more...] about Natural Gas Components, Transmission Line Leaks and Karst Topography