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Hilcorp Energy has added an oil leak to Cook Inlet's gas leak

Hilcorp Energy already has a full plate owing to a gas pipeline rupture in Cook Inlet that is still not repaired, and now the company has to deal with an oil pipeline leak from one of their platforms, a far more harmful situation.

Gas leak at facility results in 100+ families being relocated

Los Angeles - As of Thursday, more than 130 families in Los Angeles have been temporarily relocated because of a massive gas leak at a natural gas storage facility.

Police dashcam captures NJ home explosion caused by gas leak

Atlantic City - A huge blast that was captured on a police dashcam ripped apart a home under renovation and shattered the quiet in a New Jersey neighborhood on Tuesday. Firefighters and gas company employees were already on the scene when the detonation occurred.

Multiple gas explosions in Taiwan; 15 dead over 228 injured

China's Central News is reporting that multiple blasts have torn through the city of Kaohsiung in Southwestern Taiwan, killing 15 people and injuring 228. The gas leaks are thought to have come from the sewer system underneath the streets.

Bacteria can combat gas leaks

Norwich - Bacteria can combat dangerous gas leaks, according to a new study. Scientists suggest that bacteria could mop up naturally-occurring and human-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere.

Gas leak in Spanish mine kills 6, injures 5 (video)

A gas leak at the Santa Lucía coal mine in Pola de Gordon, northern Spain, killed six miners on Monday and five others were taken to hospital in nearby León. Apparently there was no explosion.

Colorado flooding exposes huge environmental damage

Following the Colorado flooding, thousands of gallons of oil have been spilled. The waters swept clean the state's booming oil and gas industry as the authorities in Colorado counted "notable" oil spills.

At least 12 dead, 60 injured in Argentine building explosion

Rosario - A powerful blast in a downtown building in the city of Rosario, Argentina, left twelve people dead, over 60 injured, and 13 missing. The explosion was likely caused by a leak of natural gas.

80 Fire departments battle 8-alarm blaze in Wisconsin

Burlington - Over 300 firefighters and paramedics from 80 departments across two states faced down an eight alarm fire at a produce farm in Burlington.

23 people poisoned by gas in major Istanbul hotel

Istanbul - Around 23 people, mainly tourists, have been hospitalized after a gas leak in the Modern Sultan Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Gas explosion damages 42 buildings in Springfield, injures 18

Springfield - After reports of a gas leak, a powerful natural gas explosion leveled three buildings, and damaged 42 buildings in total, in Springfield, Massachusetts. No one was killed, but 18 were injured and are in a stable condition.

Venezuela: Amuay oil refinery blast kills 26 (video) (updated)

A large explosion at the Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela has killed 26 people and injured a further 80. The blast is thought to have been caused by a gas leak.

Gas explosion in Turkey leaves 10 injured

Diyarbakir - Ten people were injured after a gas explosion shook a three-story market located at the Turkish town of Baglar on Tuesday.

Gas main leak in Metro Detroit suburb (Updated) Special

Rochester - In the Rochester, Michigan neighborhood of The Crossings, a gas main was accidentally broken and is now displacing gas into the air.

New Bedford Gas Leak Puts Over 100 in Hospital

A gas leak in New Bedford, Mass. has put more than 100 people in the hospital with two in critical condition. Officials are not sure of what caused dangerous fumes to escape at a city transfer station near the airport on Monday.

Apartment explosion kills baby, father

An early morning explosion killed an 8-month-old baby and her father in an apartment in Melbourne, Fla.
 

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Could a safety valve have helped to avert the methane gas disaster?
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A fracking operation in progress.
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An oil platform in the North Sea similar to the Elgin Total platform.
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Infrared image of natural gas leak in Porter Ranch, California.
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The upscale community of Porter Ranch in better times.
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Porter Ranch residents don't want to hear that it's going to take several more months to fix a methane leak that has already raged on for seven weeks.
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An explosion destroyed a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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6 miners were killed and 5 injured by a methane gas leak at a coal mine in Northern Spain on October 28, 2013
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Site of the gas leak.
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