MEXICO CITY (AP) — A water-heating system may have leaked natural gas into a tunnel beneath the headquarters of Mexico's national oil company for more than seven months before it was accidentally detonated by a maintenance crew's improvised lighting system, officials said Tuesday, adding fresh detail to the narrative of the petroleum giant's worst disaster in a decade.
Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection is at odds with environmental groups after the state delayed a meeting on water safety tests associated with hydraulic fracturing sites, The New York Times reports.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden will hold his first hearing next week, focusing on natural gas issues.
Wyden, D-Ore., pledged that he would take testimony on natural gas supplies and export issues early in his new role as chairman. The Feb. 12 hearing will examine "environmental implications, exports and impacts on the economy," according to an announcement.