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July 15th, 2009:

Utility Companies Say Gas Line Ruptures All Too Common

American Energy Coalition - July 15th, 2009

Utility companies say that gas pipelines are often damaged by construction equipment, according to an account on WSBT TV in Indiana. "We do see more hit mains, hit services, [in the summer] because people are out working in their yards, digging, doing landscaping, or we see a lot more road improvement projects, construction and things of that nature," said Northern Indiana Public Services Co. spokesman Mike Charbonneau. In just the last few weeks, construction crews hit at least three natural gas lines.

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