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Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.

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Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas - Methane gas – commonly referred to as “natural” gas – has been piped through our communities for heating and cooking for a century, and for just as long, has been subject to dangerous leaks. On Thursday, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, TexPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group released a new report that finds from 2010 through nearly the end of 2021, almost 2,600  gas pipeline incidents occurred in the United States that were serious enough to require reporting to the federal government. That’s the equivalent to one every 40 hours.

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