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Firm: Faster-than-expected corrosion led to pipeline blast

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Faster-than-expected corrosion caused a Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline blast that scorched 40 rural acres in April and badly burned a man whose home was destroyed, the Texas energy company that owns the pipeline said. Andy Drake, the vice president of operations and environmental health and safety with Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp., shared those findings Tuesday night ...

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Pipeline operator Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy for $28B

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NEW YORK (AP) — Canada’s Enbridge is buying Houston-based Spectra Energy for about $28 billion, creating North America’s largest energy infrastructure company. Both companies operate pipelines that deliver oil and natural gas. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, Spectra Energy shareholders will receive 0.984 a share of the combined company, or about $40.33 for each Spectra Energy share ...

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Feds order Spectra to conduct tests on pipelines after blast

Spectra Energy pipeline explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa (AP) — A federal agency has ordered a natural gas pipeline company to conduct additional assessments on three lines buried in western Pennsylvania, including one that has corrosion similar to a fourth line that blew up in April, scorching some 40 acres. The Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says the other lines in Salem Township, Westmoreland County ...

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Al Gore’s daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

Karenna Gore, pipeline protest

BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction. The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline in Boston. Karenna Gore was among demonstrators who tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench dug for the ...

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Natural gas protesters arrested after locking themselves to entrance of Spectra station

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. – Police Thursday morning forcibly removed and arrested two men who had chained themselves to the entrance of Spectra Energy’s Burrillville compressor station in the latest protest against the company’s plans to expand natural gas pipeline capacity. The two men had linked their arms within a section of PVC pipe wrapped in chicken wire and tar before locking themselves ...

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Warren woman arrested for tree-sitting protest of pipeline

BURRILVILLE, R.I. — A 26-year-old Warren woman has been arrested for a tree-sitting protest of a proposed natural gas pipeline expansion. Sherrie Anne Andre was charged Tuesday afternoon with trespassing, resisting arrest, obstruction and disorderly conduct. Andre had suspended a wooden platform in the tree near a Spectra Energy compressor station in Burrillville early Tuesday. Police say she was in ...

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Many oppose gas pipeline project at hearing in Glastonbury

GLASTONBURY – Most of the residents who spoke at a hearing Tuesday on the expansion of a gas pipeline through the state were concerned about the potential environmental impact of the project. More than a dozen of the 50 people at the Riverfront Community Center for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s hearing on the Atlantic Bridge Project commented on the ...

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Hearing set Tuesday in Glastonbury on gas pipeline expansion

GLASTONBURY — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a hearing in town Tuesday on a plan to expand a gas transmission line. Spectra Energy and Algonquin Gas Transmission System are hoping to build the Atlantic Bridge Project, which is designed to provide enough pipeline capacity to connect abundant natural gas supplies with markets in New England and Canada’s Maritime ...

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Federal agency to hold meetings about pipeline

They’re called federal scoping meetings. But really, what the federal government — in this case, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — tries to do by hosting such events is gauge what area property owners view as safety and environmental issues about major construction projects, such as the 250-mile pipeline that NEXUS Gas Transmission wants to build across 11 northern Ohio ...

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Rhode Island business group backs natural gas pipeline

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island business group is backing the expansion of a key gas pipeline in New England. The Rhode Island Business Coalition on Thursday praised the preliminary approval by federal regulators of the expansion of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline. It says the region needs a plentiful supply of gas to ensure competitiveness. The pipeline passes through northwest ...

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