Public Safety at Work?
Environmental and quality of life concerns clash against gas line safety plan.
12/19/07 Reston, VA
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Corroded pipe blamed in fatal Delhi explosion
"We are looking at external corrosion as a strong factor," said Kelly Merritt, spokesman for pipeline owner Columbia Gulf Transmission....Corbin Fawcett, 47, of Haleyville, Ala., was killed in the explosion......(of)The 30-inch underground pipe, installed in 1954...
[12/19/07
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Blast on interstate near Delhi kills one, injures one
By Nate Delesline III
[12/15/07] DELHI -- A fiery explosion at a natural gas pipeline Friday afternoon near Delhi shut down Interstate 20 for hours and killed an Alabama man and injured another.
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Columbia Gas donates to Nature House
"Meanwhile, Reston's Nature House got a $30,000 donation from Columbia Gas, the same entity that maintains giant clearcut lanes for its transmission pipes that slice haphazzardly through Reston. Apparently there's no Irony Museum to which it could donate."
http://www.restonian.org/2007/12/so-much-culture-you-could-shake-stick.html

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Columbia Gas to begin $2B pipeline upgrade
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
The company is looking to replace about 4,000 miles of steel and cast iron pipe with plastic that's less vulnerable to corrrosion and major damage.
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Columbia Gas Transportation Corp
Possible Columbia Gas Transportation Corp. Pipeline Contamination Class Action

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Columbia Gas to begin limited clearing in Mohican
11/28/07
Columbia Gas Transmission will begin limited clearing at eight of its 56 gas storage wells in the Mohican Memorial State Forest on Monday, as part of an agreement signed in February.
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Natural Gas Hidden Under Hillsides
October 3, 2007 ; 06:14 PM
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Consumers again liable for sections of gas lines
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA
State regulators yesterday said Columbia Gas of Ohio is responsible for repairing only connecting pipes, known as risers, that are known to leak and the ...
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Gas companies draw the line
Files lawsuits to confirm, take easements for pipeline


Natural Gas in the News

Aug 28, 07
Pipeline Explosion Scorches A Rusk County Man's 
Hay Fields
A broken gas line shot fireballs into the night sky -- a 
raging inferno that Veazey barely escaped.

Video of the recent natural gas pipeline explosion in Pawnee, IL. 
April 29,07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM8qwXv1pc4

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Columbia Gas reassures residents in Harmony Twp.

Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA
Harmony Twp. - After a house explosion that critically injured one man and caused the evacuation of dozens of others, Columbia Gas officials had this to say ...

More gas line incidents reported
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA
Additional information about the East Rochester gas leak was unavailable. Matt Pitzarella, spokesman for Columbia Gas, said the county's recent incidents ...

Man injured in explosion improves
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA
One Call notifies Columbia Gas that a line has been punctured. 11:02 to 11:12 am- A Columbia Gas service technician shows up, confirms a leak and calls a ...

Millennium Begins Pipeline Construction - MarketWatch
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Consolidated Edison of New York, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, ... L.L.C. Mike Armiak (845) 620-1300 NiSource Inc. Brent Archer (703) 227-3218 ...

Shaky feelings after gas blast
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USA
Lively said the break affected one house, and gas was shut off to the residence. Columbia Gas Co. officials went inside and cleared the house to make sure ...

Home Explodes in Ohio
Firehouse.com (subscription) - USA
Firefighters were called to the scene about 12:15 pm for a gas leak. While waiting on a Columbia Gas crew to arrive to turn off the gas line, ...

Man injured in explosion
Beaver County Times - Beaver County,PA,USAColumbia Gas spokesman Matt Pitzarella said he believed the rupture had occurred closer to 1:30 pm and that the workers called 911, who notified the gas ...

Explosion destroys 2 Strongsville housesThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.com - Cleveland,OH,USA
The injured Columbia Gas worker was treated at a local hospital and released. Firefighters had not determined the cause by late Wednesday, but South Shore ...

NiSource Inc. - NiSource subsidiary Columbia Gas Transmission ...
FAIRFAX, Va. February 2, 2006 – Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. (TCO), a unit of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), announced plans to expand its pipeline, compression and storage networks to provide an incremental 97,050 dekatherms per day of storage deliverability and associated firm pipeline transportation capacity to four local gas distribution company customers in the Mid-Atlantic states of Virginia and Pennsylvania.