A forgotten 70-year-old pipeline is now threatening homes in Irving.
Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL pipeline, but that does not seem to have cost her support among environmental groups.
It snakes through North Texas, buried or in the process of being buried, drawing little attention for anyone other than the people who live and work near it.
A North Texas man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb last year in Plano wants to withdraw that plea.
TransCanada Corp. began injecting crude oil into the 485-mile, 36-inch pipeline in early December. Spokesman Davis Sheremata says the process involves injecting about three million barrels of oil into the system at Cushing and moving it to the Houston area.
The fires at the site of a pipeline explosion in Milford lit up the sky all day Thursday, but tonight are burning lower. Residents remain evacuated, as Chevron crews work to secure the explosion site.
Milford Residents will be allowed to briefly return to their homes on Friday, as crews continue to secure the area surrounding the site where a natural gas pipeline caught fire and exploded Thursday morning.
Some 700 Milford residents are away from home tonight. The entire town was evacuated after workers punctured a Chevron gas pipeline — causing a huge explosion. Chevron set up a claims hotline for people forced to evacuate.
Keyshia Smith heard the explosion and watched flames rise just beyond her porch. She says, a sheriff’s deputy arrived. “Banging on the door saying, ‘…The pipeline is under your house. You need to go before your house explodes.’”
Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.
Last January, Rick Trammell watched the Gainesville house he and his family owned for 20 years explode into a ball of flames. Now, the Railroad Commission of Texas sent Atmos Energy, which operated the natural gas line in question, a letter outlining alleged violations.
International energy pipeline giant Tenaris SA said Friday it plans to build a $1.3 billion Gulf Coast manufacturing facility that will bring 600 jobs and better supplying operations to Texas’ oil- and natural gas-rich Eagle Shale region.