What pipeline blew up?

San Bruno pipeline explosion
The San Bruno pipeline explosion occurred at 6:11 pm PDT on September 9, 2010, in San Bruno, California, when a 30-inch (76 cm) diameter steel natural gas pipeline owned by Pacific Gas & Electric exploded into flames in the Crestmoor residential neighborhood 2 miles (3.2 km) west of San Francisco International Airport …

Where was the gas pipeline explosion?

San Bruno
At 6:11 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2010, a 30-inch-diameter segment of an intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno, California. The rupture produced a crater about 72 feet long by 26 feet wide.

What happens when a gas pipeline bursts?

“If you break open a gas line, you’re almost undoubtedly going to smell that,” Miller explained. “You may hear hissing or see bubbling. If you hit something large, you may even see pavement heaving and splitting.” Preventing these disasters is as easy as calling 811 a few days before you dig.

When was the last pipeline explosion?

On January 29, 2019, a pipeline ruptured, near the town of Lumberport in Harrison County, West Virginia. The rupture was located at a girth weld of an elbow on the 12-inch interstate pipeline.

Is it safe to live near a gas pipeline?

Studies in other states are suggesting that people near pipelines suffer more health problems. Some pipeline neighbors experience symptoms like sudden nosebleeds, because breathing in formaldehyde is like “pickling your nose,” Carpenter said.

What is in a pipeline?

Pipelines are pipes, usually underground, that transport and distribute fluids. When discussing pipelines in an energy context, the fluids are usually either oil, oil products and natural gas.

What causes a pipeline to rupture?

Negligence, carelessness, and violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace safety regulations are among the common causes of pipeline explosions. Pipeline explosions can also occur when heavy equipment performing excavation work, such as backhoes, strikes a pipeline.

Does a gas pipeline affect property value?

Historically speaking, natural gas pipeline easements have had little or no impact on property values. In its Draft Environmental Impact Statement, issued in May 2016, FERC cited multiple studies which support the position that the presence of a natural gas pipeline has little or no impact on property values.