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2014-10-16 20:24:45

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural disasters and other emergencies can strike without warning. As millions of Californians join today in earthquake preparedness drills during the Great ShakeOut, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers about the importance of being prepared for California's next major emergency. "After a major incident or natural disaster, there's a good chance that public safety services will be busy handling many emergencies," said...

2014-10-02 16:22:08

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing demand for fuel worldwide has been driving expansion in the oil & gas pipeline network across the globe. However, such rapid expansion in pipeline network also poses huge threats as the risk of pipeline leakage increases significantly. As oil and gas pipelines are loaded with hazardous material, a single leak can transform into a potential disaster. Leakage from pipelines can result in major accidents, as has been observed in several...

2014-08-06 16:32:07

Utility Will Replace All Cast Iron Pipe and Commits to Significantly Reduce Minor Leak Backlog--Helping Cut Emissions--by End of 2014 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will have replaced all 2,243 miles of its cast iron gas distribution pipe--which can be prone to leaks--with new, modern materials. This announcement makes PG&E one of the first utilities of comparable size and age to complete such an action....

2014-07-16 08:20:31

New Initiative Locates and Measures Seeping Methane, Highlights Unseen Climate Risk; Interactive Online Maps Will Help Utilities, Regulators Accelerate System Upgrades NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund today unveiled interactive online maps showing natural gas leaks beneath the streets of Boston, Indianapolis and New York City's Staten Island. Leaks like these rarely pose an immediate safety threat, but the leaking natural gas - which is...

2014-04-18 12:21:28

Utility is Credited with Helping the Industry Curb Methane Emissions SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new White House strategy paper on reducing emissions of methane--a powerful greenhouse gas--named Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as one of five natural gas utilities nationwide "collaborating to address key technical and regulatory factors affecting methane emission reduction opportunities from natural gas distribution systems." The official Climate...

2014-03-18 23:26:44

“Fix-A-Leak Week” Highlights Franchise’s Mission Palm Springs, Calif. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 American Leak Detection has found over seven million leaks since 1974 establishing the franchise system as a leader in the world of saving water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons annually nationwide,” and homeowners who fix easily corrected household water leaks can save themselves about 10 percent on their...

2014-03-13 23:00:34

American Leak Detection Franchisee Celebrates Winning Franchisee of the Year Award Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 American Leak Detection of Dallas’ owner and operator, Will Knell, is a dedicated community member when it comes to managing water loss. Previously owned by his father since 1987, Will’s focus is accentuating the need for water saving technologies. Change has been essential to their success, as Knell puts it, “We constantly come up with ways to do what we do and...

2014-02-10 23:00:46

American Leak Detection Franchisee Celebrates Winning Rookie of the Year Award Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Working in the water well repair business industry was the start of Dennis Fair’s interest in water saving technologies. Since buying an American Leak Detection franchise, his business has greatly expanded earning him the title of Rookie of the Year at the November 2013 American Leak Detection convention. Repairing wells across the country as far off as Alaska, Fair saw...

2014-01-17 12:23:02

Our Best Defense is to be Prepared LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earthquakes, fires and other emergencies strike suddenly. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers about the importance of being prepared for California's next major emergency. "Customer safety is a top priority for SoCalGas and we want to provide information to help our customers be ready for an emergency," said Jimmie Cho, SoCalGas vice president of gas operations. "After a natural disaster or...

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

[ Watch the Video: More Than Hot Air - Explosive Find Under Washington DC ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC. Scientists from Duke University and Boston University say that they have discovered more than 5,893 leaks from aging natural gas pipelines under DC. The team also said that dozens of these leaks...


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