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Board faults utility's equipment in fatal 2016 explosion

Apr. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A gas company's faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report issued Tuesday. The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring caused a partial...

Worker calmly reveals gas leak in 911 call before blast

Apr. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A worker calmly says, "We have hit a gas service" in an emergency call before the deadly gas explosion that leveled a North Carolina building, according to a recording released Friday. The 911 recording posted online by Durham officials offers more details about what led to the...

Judge takes oversight of PG&E's wildfire prevention plans

Apr. 2, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric's tree-trimming this year and barred the utility from paying out dividends to shareholders as part of a new, court-ordered wildfire prevention plan. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered the new plan...

Developer confident Russia-Germany pipeline to get permit

Mar. 25, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Developers behind a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany said Monday they are confident of getting an outstanding permit from Denmark to close the gap on the 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) route and played down the possibility that companies involved in the project could be hit by U.S....

Judge OKs settlement from nation's largest natural gas leak

Feb. 25, 2019 4:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $120 million court settlement from the nation's largest-known natural gas leak was approved by a California judge Monday despite objections from local residents and criticism from environmentalists. Judge Carolyn Kuhl in Los Angeles Superior Court signed a consent decree putting the...