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400-plus citations given for call-before-digging violations

Jul. 22, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky utility regulators say their agency has issued more than 400 citations since assuming the role of enforcing the state's call-before-you-dig law as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines. The state Public Service Commission took over responsibility for enforcing...

Deadly California house explosion damaged neighboring homes

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion and fire that killed a Southern California Gas Co. worker and injured 15 other people also badly damaged at least six other homes, officials said Tuesday. Four homes were red-tagged, meaning they can't be occupied, said Deputy Chief David Lantzer of Murrieta...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 7: 30 p.m. Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. The blast shortly after...

Chippewa Falls man builds replica of gas station he worked

Jul. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Four summers ago, Jake Buss took a tractor and started digging at his grandfather Bob Buss' rural Chippewa Falls home. "Dad came home, saw what Jake was doing and said, 'I guess we're building a gas station," said Jeff Buss, Bob's son and Jake's dad. With the help of Bob's other...

Family of teen killed during gas explosions settles lawsuit

Jul. 9, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school student who was killed during a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts last year has reached a settlement with the utility involved in the disaster, a lawyer for the family and the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed....

Michigan regulators order steps following utility plant fire

Jul. 2, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators on Tuesday ordered a major utility to take steps to safeguard the reliability of natural gas service after a compressor station fire led to people being urged to conserve heat to keep gas flowing at a time of record demand during January's polar vortex. The Public...

New Mexico utility charts closure for coal-fired power plant

Jul. 1, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric utility on Monday submitted to state regulators its plan for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, replacing the lost power and pricing the cost to customers. The filing with the Public Regulation Commission comes as a new state law...

People Gas to remove Chicago cast-iron pipe dating to 1859

Jun. 27, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Peoples Gas says it plans to retire and remove the oldest gas pipe in the city of Chicago on Friday. The utility says the 20-inch, cast-iron gas main has delivered natural gas to home and businesses in the River North neighborhood since 1859, or before the Civil War. Utility officials say...

PG&E's lenders offer billions, new name to rebrand utility

Jun. 25, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric's key lenders on Tuesday offered a $30 billion plan to pull the utility out of bankruptcy and give the tarnished company a new name. The proposal filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court would set aside up to $18 billion of that $30 billion to pay claims on the...

Champion boxer balances training with day job at gas company

Jun. 20, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Cancio gets up around 4 a.m. every weekday and goes for a pre-dawn run near his home in Oxnard. He drives 30 minutes to Simi Valley, changes into his uniform and starts his shift as a technician for the Southern California Gas Company at 6:30 a.m. Cancio finishes work at 3 p.m.,...