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Latest lawsuit against UGI, R.M. Palmer blames type of plastic pipeline linked to past accidents

A new lawsuit alleges UGI Utilities and R.M. Palmer ignored warnings from federal agencies about the potential risks associated with a kind of plastic pipeline material known as Aldyl-A.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Methane leaks from pipelines targeted by proposed federal rule

The rule is part of the Biden Administration’s pledge to reduce methane emissions 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

DEP fines Shell $670K for erosion, spills during Falcon pipeline construction

Shell’s ethane cracker is scheduled to open soon and begin processing ethane into plastic pellets.

By Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Safety advocate warns of lack of oversight for new CO2 pipelines needed for carbon capture

Pipeline Safety Trust recently commissioned a report to assess the state of CO2 pipeline safety regulation.

By Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front

Energy Transfer facing nine counts of environmental crimes for 2018 pipeline blast

A grand jury said its review of construction documents and witness testimony produced an “overall theme of inadequate erosion control devices” and multiple landslides and slips.

By Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Company faces criminal charges over pipeline explosion in Western Pennsylvania

A 2018 landslide along the pipeline’s route in Beaver County triggered a gas explosion and fire that destroyed a home, a barn and several cars, collapsed six high-voltage transmission towers.
By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press