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CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.


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UDPATE: Extreme Cold In U.S. Causing Natural Gas Shortage At Southern Calif. Power Plants

California’s power grid operator has asked for voluntary conservation of power because the extreme cold in much of the United States and Canada has caused a shortage of natural gas supplies to Southern California power plants.


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Calif. Agency Says PG&E Should Pay $2.25B For Blast

The California agency investigating the deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a $2.25 billion fine for its negligence leading up to the blast.


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PG&E Reports Progress On Safety Recommendations

More than two and a half years after a pipeline explosion killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb, a Northern California utility said Tuesday it has made sure that all of its gas transmission lines coursing through urban areas are running at safe operating pressures.


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Appliance Thief To Blame For Explosion At Empty Ceres Home

Authorities say the explosion that rocked a Ceres neighborhood and destroyed a vacant home on Saturday was caused by an appliance thief, according to the Modesto Bee.


Huge Explosion Rocks Area Near San Francisco International Airport

239 PG&E Gas Pipelines Are At Risk Of Breaking

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. says more than 200 of its gas pipelines are in danger of a failure similar to the deadly 2010 explosion in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno.


A 2008 explosion destroyed a Rancho Cordova home, killing one man. (File Photo)

PG&E Could Pay $28M For Rancho Cordova Explosion

PG&E could be forced to pay tens of millions of dollars for their role in an explosion in Rancho Cordova that killed one person and injured five others nearly three years ago.


Emergency personnel look over the wreckage from a gas line explosion September 10, 2010 in San Bruno, California. (File Photo)

2 Convicted Of Posing As San Bruno Blast Victims

Two residents of the San Francisco suburb that was rocked by a fatal gas pipeline explosion have been convicted of trying to pass themselves off as victims to secure relief aid.