News About Gas Leaks

Natural gas leaks can occur at any time in any place, as the following stories make clear. Check out the resources page for advice and information on what to do if you smell gas.

WASHINGTON, DC 

Georgetown Gas Leak Saga Continues

Washington Post: Nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks found in DC

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

CBS News: Nearly 6000 natural gas leaks found in DC

WJLA TV: Gas leak shuts down busy street in NW DC for several hours, Washington Gas reports

VIRGINIA

Natural gas detected near Virginia home explosion

MARYLAND

3 dead, almost 100 homeless after apartment explosion

Silver Spring gas leak complaints ignored

NATIONAL

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

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AROUND THE COUNTRY

CALIFORNIA

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

Residents return home after natural gas explosion

Deteremining cause of California gas explosion

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

5 years later, survivors of San Bruno explosion move on

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

MASSACHUSETTS

Maps of gas leaks where you live

Boston: Snapshot of natural gas leaks

How many gas leaks are in Massachussets?

Natural Gas Leaks Fuel Global Warming, Not Homes

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

NEW YORK  

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 

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

Firefighers 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

WISCONSIN

Deaf and blind rescue dog detects natural gas leak in neighborhood

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