Gas Leaks News

» 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