Safety

Gas Suspected in Deadly House Explosion

Gas is suspected in a Pennsylvania house explosion that has killed at least one person.

No One Hurt in Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Kansas

No one was hurt in a natural gas pipeline explosion on July 22 in Kansas.

Common Ground Alliance Releases Newest Edition of Best Practices Guide

The Common Ground Alliance has released a new edition of its Best Practices Guide.

PG&E Announces New Electric Infrastructure Safety Initiative to Protect Communities from Wildfire Threat

PG&E announces a new initiative to protect communities from wildfire threats by expanding its underground electric distribution power lines.

Gas leak in Texas Home Likely Caused Blast that Injured 6

A gas leak in a home in Dallas was the likely cause of an explosion that injured 6 people.

California Utility Equipment May Be Linked to Dixie Fire

The equipment owned by Pacific Gas & Electric may have been the cause of the Big Dixie fire in Nevada.

Alabama Power Utility Hit by Ransomware Attack

A power utility in Alabama was it with a ransomware attack that temporarily blocks customers from accessing their account information.

Heat Wave Causes Rolling Blackouts for Parts of US Northwest

A record-breaking heatwave in the Northwest U.S. is prompting rolling blackouts for Spokane, Washington residents.

Deadly Gas Line Blast Kills Workers in Texas

Two workers were killed and three injured in a gas pipeline explosion in Farmersville, Texas.

Utilities Appeal Penalties Over Tropical Storm Response

Two utilities in Connecticut appealed millions in profit for tropical storm preparation failures which caused hundreds of thousands of power outages.

UniFirst Offers High Tech Heat Protective Coveralls

6/7/2021

UniFirst designed coveralls to protect against flame risk and low-light environments.

Edress+Hauser Launches Smart Temperature Transmitter

6/7/2021

Endress+Hauser launched iTEMP TMT142B, a Bluetooth-compatible smart temperature transmitter.

Washington State Utility Has No Plans for Power Shut Offs for Fires

Avista Utilities in Washington state does not plan to shut off power to protect wildfires from spreading.

Flaming Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of a Dozen Homes

A gas leak in Marshfield, Mass. led to evacuations of dozens of homes.

Several Injured in Gas Explosion in Baltimore County

Several people were injured on May 14 after a gas explosion in Baltimore.

Columbia Gas of Maryland Proposes Investments in Safety Through Infrastructure Upgrades

Columbia Gas of Maryland seeks rate increase to support infrastructure investments.

Canada’s FortisBC Energy Selects Xylem for Advanced Gas Network

FortisBC Energy partnered with Sensus to deploy a Sensus advanced gas meter network for its natural gas customers.

REED Introduces a New Utility Clutch

5/10/2021

REED releases a new utility clutch that is designed to protect the operator and prevent damage by limiting the amount of operating torque.

T.D. Williamson Enhances Innovative Gouge versus Metal Loss (GvML) Classifier

5/10/2021

T.D. Williamson releases an enhanced performance specification for gouge identification and depth sizing.

Tango TX2 Two-Gas Monitor Increases Site Safety

5/10/2021

The Tango TX2 two-gas monitor was designed to increase safety and reduce false alarms at the job site.

Duke Energy Installs Nearly 2M Smart Meters in Florida

Duke Energy reaches a new milestone of installing nearly 2 million smart meters which give customers more control over their usage.

Regulators Rebuke PG&E for Neglect in Reducing Wildfire Risk

California regulators reprimanded PG&E for its lack of efforts to maintain safe equipment to prevent wildfires.

Senet and Lorax Partnership Advances Safety for Gas Utilities

Senet and Lorax partner to increase safety for utility companies.

US Looks to Keep Critical Sectors Safe from Cyberattacks

Officials are looking into ways to protect critical industries from cyberattacks.

United Rentals Provides Safety Tips on Trench Protective System Tabulated Data

United Rentals provides safety tips for industry workers to promote safe work practices.

Pacific Gas & Electric Charged for 2019 Wildfire

A California district attorney filed 33 criminal charges against Pacific Gas & Electric for a 2019 wildfire that was caused by the utility's equipment.

Georgia Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Amid Storm Cleanup

A large gas leak caused an area in Newnan city to require evacuations.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Proposes Aging Infrastructure Upgrades

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania has proposed infrastructure upgrades to its underground natural gas distribution pipelines.

Dräger Expands Safety Capabilities with Increased Presence in the Gulf Coast

Dräger introduces a new facility in Louisiana and expands its service portfolio.

AGA Hosts Field Worker Assault Prevention Workshop

The American Gas Association is hosting a virtual field worker assault prevention workshop on March 31.

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