Earlier today, the NYPost reported Massive gas explosion leaves several Long Island homes on fire near JFK airport. Several Long Island houses caught fire, with two firefighters among three people airlifted to the hospital, according to officials.
On Friday, A gas leak rerouted traffic in San Francisco’s outer sunset.
A suspected gas leak interrupts early voting at Albemarle County Office Building located in Virginia.
Last month, a Chattanooga City Hall evacuated had to evacuate due to a gas leak.
Kinder Morgan began investigating a natural gas leak from Texas Pipeline. In September, KMI temporarily halted work on the pipeline after contractors discovered a suspicious package at Blanco’s worksite.
2016 “Gas Pipeline Vulnerability”
In 2016, all it took was a pair of bolt cutters and the elbow grease of a few climate activists to carry out an audacious act of sabotage on North America’s massive oil and gas pipeline system. For an industry increasingly reliant on gadgets such as digital sensors, infrared cameras, and drones to monitor security and check for leaks, the sabotage illustrated how vulnerable pipelines are to low-tech attacks.
2016 was also the year of the 112-day leak at the Aliso Canyon facility, which released about 5 billion cubic feet of methane into the atmosphere, making it by far the most significant single emitter of the gas anywhere in the country.
Interestingly, in 2016, President Trump said, “Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine “want to shut down shale, and shut down natural gas.” This was a response to Hilary saying, “I don’t support it when any locality or any state is against it, number one,” Clinton told the crowd. “I don’t support it when the release of methane or contamination of water is present. I don’t support it — number three — unless we can require that anybody who fracks has to tell us exactly what chemicals they are using.”
“So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place,” she continued. “And I think that’s the best approach because right now, there are places where fracking is going on that are not sufficiently regulated. So first, we’ve got to regulate everything that is currently underway, and we have to have a system in place that prevents further fracking unless conditions like the ones that I just mentioned are met.”
And President Trump steps In.
Since taking office in 2017, President Trump said it was a national interest to ensure that the Nation’s electricity is affordable, reliable, safe, secure, and clean. It can be produced from coal, natural gas, nuclear material, flowing water, and other domestic, including renewable sources.
President Trump undid regulations that stunted growth for the oil and gas industry.
Implemented a new executive order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.
On October 5, 2018, he tackled pipeline cybersecurity. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) co-chaired a meeting of the Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council to advance coordination to address cybersecurity threats to pipelines.
The groups launched the Pipeline Security Initiative (PSI) to leverage federal government expertise with industry knowledge to address the Nation’s energy system’s growing threats.
New Approved Oil Projects
Just last week, the Trump administration approves ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil project in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
And last night, Trump in Pennsylvania signed an executive order to protect fracking!