News Coverage

Click on the links below for news about natural gas-related leaks in Georgetown, Washington DC, and around the country. Updated July 9, 2019.

GEORGETOWN

2019:

Washington Gas Under Pressure to Disclose Its Leak Issues

Gas Leak Gets Early Morning Attention

Community Hearing On Gas Leak Reporting Requirements

2018:

Washington Gas Is Tight-Lipped About Leaks

Georgetown Residents Concerned About Chronic Gas Leaks

Gas Leaks Continue

Washington Gas Leaks and Other Gas Menaces in Georgetown

Viewpoint: We Need Full Disclosure about Natural Gas Leaks

Are Gas Leaks Affecting Gas bills?

Man on Crusade to Bring Attention to Number of Natural Gas Leaks in Georgetown

Georgetown is Still Experiencing Gas Leaks

5 Reported Gas Leaks in One Day

Gas Leaks, Explosions, ‘Not Unusual’

Georgetown Residents Watch With Frustration As Gas Mains Leak Noxious Air

2017:

Georgetown Gas Saga Continues

6,000 Gas Leaks. Now What?

Gas Leaks Rile Georgetown Residents

Washington Gas and Gas Leaks in Georgetown

Letters to the Editor: Washington Gas Shows Lack of Accountability

2013:

Are Exploding Manhole Coves in Washington DC Caused by Shocking Levels of Leaking Natural Gas?

2011:

Gas Leak Tied to Damage of Two Georgetown Buildings

WASHINGTON, DC

2019:

\Washington Gas Under Pressure to Disclose Its Leak Issues

Community hearing on gas leak reporting requirements

2016:

What To Do if You Smell Natural Gas

2014:

Researchers Find Nearly 6,000 Natural Gas Leaks in District’s Aging Pipe System

Study Finds 5,893 Natural Gas Leaks in Washington, DC

The Atlantic: Maps shows 5,900 natural gas leaks under DC

2011:

Hazmat team respond to reports of gas leaks at Cosmos Club

NATIONAL

2018:

A Gas Leak Every Mile

The Short Version: What USA Today Found Out About Natural Gas Leaks

USA TODAY: Natural Gas Explosions Reveal Silent Danger Lurking in Old Cast Iron Pipes

The Quiet but Furious War Against Natural Gas Pipelines

2015:

Leaking Natural Gas – A Global Warming Threat

2014:

Hundreds of natural gas leaks founds in U.S. cities

Look out below: USA Today investigates gas pipeline explosions

Stanford University study: natural gas pipeline leaks cause an average of 17 fatalities and $133 million in property damage annually

How do we stop natural gas leaks?

2011:

Reports of Gas Leaks at the Cosmos Club

VIRGINIA

2018:

Virginia to Impose New Regulatons on Gas Leaks

Natural gas detected near Virginia home explosion

MARYLAND

2019:

Public Service Commission Investigates Washington Gas Light

Residents Say They Still Smell Gas at Building Explosion Site

Gas Leak Caused Early Morning Explosion

2018:

Slow probe by federal agency delays redress for victims of deadly Silver Spring explosion

Natural gas explosions have destroyed a dozen Maryland homes

Explosion Destroys Home After Family Reports Gas Leak

Bethesda Homes Evacuated after Gas Leaks

2016:

3 dead, almost 100 homeless after apartment explosion

Silver Spring gas leak complaints ignored

MASSACHUSETTS

2019

Gas leaks plague Bay State

2018:

Massachusetts to Implement New Gas Pipeline Safety Measures

Executives Grilled Over Recent Gas Leak Explosions

U.S. Senate Hearing Held on Recent Gas Leaks and Explosions

7 Investigates: Pipeline Problems

Gas Leaks and Legislative Action

Preliminary Report: Over-Pressure Tied to Pipeline Explosion

Regulator Ties Pipeline Work to Deadly Massachusetts Gas Explosion

In Aftermath of Explosions, an Outside Evaluator is Brought In

Interview with Gas Safety Expert Bob Ackley

New Gas Leaks Detected Two Days After Deadly Explosion

Nearly 40 Homes Catch Fire After Natural Gas Tragedy North of Boston; 1 Dead

Maps of gas leaks where you live

Boston: Snapshot of natural gas leaks

How many gas leaks are in Massachusetts?

Natural Gas Leaks Fuel Global Warming, Not Homes

5 Investigates: Tens of thousands of gas leaks across the state

NEW JERSEY

10,000 Gas Leaks in New Jersey Every Year; They Get More Dangerous with Age

CALIFORNIA

2019:

L.A. gas leak prompts explosion and fire

2018:

California Regulators Order Utility Company to Implement Gas Safety Measures

San Diego Gas Leak

California Sets New Precedent – All Gas Pipeline Leaks Matter

2015:

5 years later, survivors of San Bruno explosion move on

2010:

A big ball of fire: the San Bruno natural gas explosion

Judge says gas company should get maximum penalty for natural gas explosion

Snapshot of Los Angeles area gas leaks

Safety changes underway to SCV’s SoCal Gas operation

ARIZONA

Gas leaks prompts evacuations in Scottsdale neighborhood

Mysterious natural gas odor puzzles hundreds across Tucson and Marana

OREGON

Gas leak prompts evacuation of four downtown buildings

Report of a gas leak triggers evacuations on University of Oregon campus

TEXAS

Dog detects natural gas leak

NEW YORK  

Gas Lines Being Replaced to Prevent Massachusetts-like Disaster

Gas Leak Shutters Restaurants At Chelsea Market

Gas Leak Explosion in New York

Snapshot of Staten Island gas leaks

ILLINOIS

Explosive findings about thousands of gas leaks in Chicago

GAS LEAK CAUSES HOMER GLEN HOME EXPLOSION – FIRE – 2 HURT

Chicago: Snapshot of local gas leaks

PENNSYLVANIA 

Neighborhood Evacuated after Gas Leak in Scranton

Natural Gas Leak Reported, More than 2 Dozen Homes Evacuated

Chocolate Ave. reopens after gas leak

Gas leak prompts evacuations in South Philadelphia

Natural gas explosion

Allentown natural gas explosion kills 5

Gas leak monitoring initiative in Pittsburgh

OHIO

Easter egg hunt seeks to raise awareness about gas leaks

Columbia Gas starts $3.4M line replacement in Springfield

FLORIDA

Snapshot: Gas leaks in Jacksonville

Natural gas leak will leave Port St. Lucie residents without service for days

GEORGIA

Gas leak causes Atlanta’s Interstate 20 freeway to buckle

Major natural gas leak reported in Jenkins County

SOUTH CAROLINA

Highway 28 reopen after gas leak in McCormick County

NORTH CAROLINA  

Gas leak block S. Saunders street in both directions near I-40 in Wake County

WASHINGTON

Firefighters injured after natural gas explosion in neighborhood

NEBRASKA

Gas leak closes Beaatrice’s Court Street

Natural gas customers can protect themselves against leaks

KANSAS

Gas companies want plan to replace thousands of miles of deteriorating pipes

8 Overland Park homes evacuated due to gas leak

COLORADO

Natural gas is leaking from city pipes, but spotting leaks is getting easier

MICHIGAN 

All-clear given after possible gas leak prompts evacuation

RHODE ISLAND 

No urgency to fix Burriville gas leak

Gas leak in Providence closes section of I-195

Providence gas leak forces evacuation of apartment building

TEXAS

Report Finds Dozens of Texas Gas Leak Explosions Since 2006