Nat Gas News – October 15, 2018

Nat Gas News – October 15, 2018

Nine Injured in Natural Gas Line Explosion at Chesapeake Home

WTKR reported: CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A house burst into flames in the 2500 block of Lofurno Road Sunday evening. Crews were dispatched at 5:44 p.m. after several calls reporting that a house had exploded. Units arrived three minutes later to find the singlefamily home suffering from “devastating” damage and on fire. A tree and neighboring house were also on fire. The Incident Commander immediately called for a second alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. A natural gas line caused the explosion, according to the Chesapeake Fire Department. Viewers tell News 3 the “massive explosion” could be felt from blocks away. News 3’s Aleah Hordges spoke with a neighbor next door who helped rescue two homeowners who were inside after the explosion. He said it happened right before his eyes. For more on this story visit or click

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Output Increasing After Hurricane

Reuters reported: U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is returning to near normal levels following Hurricane Michael, data from an offshore regulator showed on Sunday, with oil output off 15.8 percent and natural gas production down less than 10 percent. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) also said in a midday update on Sunday that all oil and gas operators have returned to their production platforms. It can take several days after a storm passes to inspect platforms for damages, fully return crews and restore production after wells are shutin ahead of a storm. Michael entered the Gulf as a tropical storm and quickly spun into a major hurricane, producing rough seas and winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kph) when it made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Panama City, Florida, on Wednesday. The Gulf production still offline on Saturday morning represented 268,824 barrels per day of oil production and 227 million cubic feet per day of natural gas output, BSEE reported from a survey of 17 oil and gas producers. For more on this story visit or click

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