• An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

    9 days ago - By Chron

    The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the American Gas Association. Many of the pipes are old, and utilities are in various stages of replacing them to improve safety.
    There have been more than 300 fatalities and 1,200 injuries caused by natural gas pipeline incidents in the last 20 years, according to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the federal agency responsible for overseeing the industry. As...
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  • Travelers Unit Appeals $5.4 Million Award in Wrongful Murder Conviction Lawsuit

    9 days ago - By A.M. Best

    St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. has appealed a $5.4 million award that was made by a state circuit court judge as partial compensation to a Missouri man whose murder conviction was overturned ...
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