Gas Leaks News


» Hazardous Air Pollutant Concentrations in Interstate Pipelines
By Curtis Nordgaard, MD, MSc, et al
September 20, 2022


» Massive methane leak in Cambria County remains uncontrolled at natural gas storage field
By Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   
November 17, 2022

» Equipment that’s designed to cut methane emission is failing
November 6, 2022

» There was a record-breaking increase in methane in Earth’s atmosphere last year
Methane is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why there’s been such a dramatic increase of it in the atmosphere
By Justine Calma, The Verge
October 27, 2022

» New NASA instrument detects methane ‘super-emitters’ from space
The Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) identified more than 50 methane hotspots around the world.
By Al Jazeera
October 26, 2022

» Natural Gas Leaked from Interstate Pipelines Contains Hazardous Air Pollutants and Carcinogens
By Adrienne Underwood,
September 20, 2022

» Could gas leak fixes thwart climate goals?
By Miranda Willson, E&E News
July 25, 2022

» Unregulated gas pipeline causes a huge methane leak in Texas
By Aaron Clark and Naureen Malik, Bloomberg, in The Boston Globe
April 18, 2022

» Communities of color get more gas leaks, slower repairs, says study
By Barbara Moran, WBUR
February 4, 2022

» Emissions Of Climate-Changing Methane Are 6 Times Higher In Boston Than State Estimates, Study Finds
By Craig LeMoult, WGBH
October 25, 2021

» Tree Deaths in Urban Settings Are Linked to Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines Below Streets
A new study finds dying trees are 30 times more likely to have been exposed to methane-contaminated soil, confirming long-held suspicions that gas leaks kill plants.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
May 20, 2020

» Report raises gas utility safety issues: Says National Grid is struggling to address leaks
By Colin A. Young and Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine
January 31, 2020

» Thousands of gas leaks plagued Massachusetts in 2018, new DPU report says
By Lisa Kashinsky, Boston Herald
January 1, 2020

» Blowout at ExxonMobil Fracking Site Among Worst-Ever Methane Leaks in US
The site leaked more methane in 20 days than all but three European nations emit over an entire year.
By Common Dreams
December 17, 2019

» A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 16, 2019

» Gas Leak Prompts Building Evacuation in Boston
Firefighters have given the OK to return to the building after deeming it safe
By Karla Rendon-Alvarez
October 11, 2019

» Gas Release Planned For Newton, Wellesley
Crews are emptying a natural gas pipeline so they can do some maintenance work on it. It will be smelly.
By Jenna Fisher, Patch
October 7, 2019
» For on-the-ground reporting on these gas leaks and others, visit Dr. Nathan Phillip’s Twitter account – @nathanpboston

» Could it happen here?: Gas explosion in Merrimack Valley hangs over new pipeline efforts
By Chris Goudreau, Valley Advocate
October 2, 2019

» Activists mark gas leaks in Easthampton, citing environmental and safety concerns
By BERA DUNAU, Daily Hampshire Gazette
October 2, 2019

» State utility regulator slams Columbia Gas
DPU wants “detailed work plan” describing how gas company intends to prevent leaks
By Bill Kirk, Eagle-Tribune
October 1, 2019

» There’s a new tool in the fight to seal the state’s gas leaks
By David Abel Globe Staff
October 31, 2017

» Natural gas leaks cost Mass. $39M annually
by Zachary Comeau, Worcester Business Journal
October 2, 2017

» Columbia Gas begins repair program for non-threatening leaks
by G. Michael Dobbs, Reminder Publications
August 3, 2017

» Somerville mothers aim to stop gas leaks
By Samson Amore, Boston Globe
May 18, 2017

» Leaked Natural Gas was Enough to Heat 190,000 Homes
May 5, 2017

» Columbia Gas pledges more aggressive program to go after pipe leaks, gaining praise from community activists
By Peter Goonan, Springfield Repulican / MassLive
January 26, 2017

» Ongoing gas leaks continue throughout western Mass.
By Kaitlin Goslee, WWLP News
May 12, 2016

» Advocates hold birthday party for 30-year-old gas leak: “It’s been there since the Bee Gees”
By Steve Annear, Boston Globe
September 16, 2015