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Manila Pipeline Leak in Court

Manila Pipeline Leak in Court

Manila Authorities discovered a pipeline leak at the basement of the West Tower condominium in July 2010. Residents of the West Tower and Barangay Bangkal filed an action against FPIC, First Gen Corp., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.(PSPC) and Chevron Philippines for violation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act [...]

Researchers Develop Robotic Pipeline Leakage Detection System

Researchers Develop Robotic Pipeline Leakage Detection System

A team of researchers from MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia have developed an innovative robotic system which can detect gas leaks. This system has been designed with a capability of quickly and precisely detecting gas leaks by monitoring the changes in pressure alongside the pipelines. The system [...]

Ammonia Gas Pipeline Bursted in Tamil Nadu; 54 Women Fell Unconscious

Ammonia Gas Pipeline Bursted in Tamil Nadu; 54 Women Fell Unconscious

An ammonia gas pipeline bursted at Nila Fish Processing Unit in Tuticorin district Tamil Nadu, India, on the night of June 4. Fifty-four women workers fell unconscious by the effect of the gas. They were hospitalized where their condition is reported to be stable. M. Ravi Kumar, District Collector of Tuticorin, said no arrests have so far [...]

Massachusetts State Senate Passes Legislation on Natural Gas Pipeline Repairs

Massachusetts State Senate Passes Legislation on Natural Gas Pipeline Repairs

The Massachusetts State Senate passed a legislation on April 10, requiring a faster and well organized repair of around 20,000 leaks in the natural gas pipeline system in the state. This legislation would actually introduce a new system of classification for repairing the natural gas pipeline leaks. The classification system sorts the leaks [...]

Farmland Hurt by Oil Leak

Farmland Hurt by Oil Leak

The Interim Energy Development and Transmission Committee met in Minot to hear farmers feedback about saltwater damage to their lands related to oil development. Brine ponds leakage and oil leaks as recently as August were cited as damaging Bottineau County farmland. Farmers are calling for better protection provided by the state. A Bakken [...]

Natural Gas Leakage Caused the East Harlem Explosion

Natural Gas Leakage Caused the East Harlem Explosion

Federal investigators, on Tuesday, declared natural gas leakage to be the reason behind 116th Street explosion, happened last week. According to a recent statement from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the 8 inch pipeline mains, located under the Park Avenue, has failed the pressure test. This employs that the pipe segment near [...]

Kankakee Gasoline Spillage Could be as Much as 1500 Gallons

Kankakee Gasoline Spillage Could be as Much as 1500 Gallons

The estimates of total gasoline spilled due to the Kankakee pipeline leakage are still underway. According to Houston-based pipelines owners 'Buckeye Partners', the total gasoline spillage could go as high as 1000 gallons. Both pipelines have been shut down. The Hazardous Material Response Crews are making efforts to contain the pollution [...]

Kolkata Water Supply Pipe Leakage Persists After 5 Days since Detection

Kolkata Water Supply Pipe Leakage Persists After 5 Days since Detection

The local municipal corporation teams in Kolkata are still unable to reach at the exact location of the water pipe leakage, which was detected on March 12, 2014. A mobile communications company was tunneling and either caused the leak or discovered evidence of it. The leakage was spotted 17 feet underground in the 72 inch water supply pipe. [...]

HazMat Teams Respond to Pipeline Leakage in Kankakee

HazMat Teams Respond to Pipeline Leakage in Kankakee

Hazardous Materials (HazMat) response teams were called after a strong odor of odor was detected along the Indian Trail, Kankakee, Illinois. The odor was detected late Thursday night, March 13, 2014. The Limestone Fire Department immediately arrived at the scene, then called the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, the Coast Guard and the Illinois [...]

Sissonville Pipeline Explosion Report Released

Sissonville Pipeline Explosion Report Released

According to the NTSB, external corrosion could have and should have been discovered by the pipeline operator, Columbia Gas Transmission Corp, in Sissonville. But the pipeline hadn't been inspected in a long time. Twenty-four years long. The pipeline ruptured on Dec 11, 2012, and the natural gas explosion damaged interstate 77, demolished [...]

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