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Energy Transfer to pay additional $1 million for 2018 gas pipeline blast

Christian Fernsby |
nergy Transfer has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) to settle safety violations in relation to the September 2018 pipeline explosion on the Revolution natural gas pipeline in Western Pennsylvania.

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Texas-based Energy Transfer was previously fined $30.6 million in January 2020 after signing an agreement with Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) which allowed Energy Transfer to resume its pursuit of environmental permits for its pipeline projects.

The explosion on the Revolution pipeline occurred on 10 September 2018, just days after it had been activated. Torrential rain and saturated ground caused a slip to occur near a 24-inch diameter gathering segment of the Revolution system which resulted in a rupture and subsequent blast that destroyed a nearby home and damaged several acres of woodland.

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