| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:34 PM
The sodden, wind-blown tri-state region of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania began an arduous journey back to normal on Wednesday after mammoth storm Sandy killed at least 82 people in a rampage that swamped coastal cities and cut power to millions...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 10:14 AM
UGI strongly advises customers to be aware of the significant safety risks of using natural gas fired appliances such as ovens, ranges and dryers to heat their homes during electric power outages. Misuse of natural gas appliances in this manner can...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:23 PM
The chairman of the Congressional subcommittee that oversees gas pipeline safety will travel to Montgomery County Monday to hold an informal roundtable on the topic following fatal explosions in Allentown and Philadelphia. The 11/2-hour listening...
| Feb 11, 2011
A breakdown of events in the Allentown explosion Wednesday night that killed five people:
10:50 p.m. -- Explosion in 500 block of N. 13th Street levels two homes and spreads fire to six others.
11 p.m. -- UGI Utilities called.
11 p.m. -- Evacuation...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:53 AM
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A crack in a 12-inch gas main is the likely cause of an explosion that killed five people in Allentown last week, power utility officials said on Monday.
Discovery of the crack is a significant development and the power company has...
| Mar 27, 2011
Pennsylvania is laced with 11,000 miles of aging gas pipelines like the one implicated in the deadly Feb. 9 explosion in Allentown because legislators, regulators and gas companies haven't agreed on how to accelerate pipeline replacement -- a reform...
| Apr 3, 2011
After the fires were out and the dead accounted for, state regulators tasked with determining the cause of the natural gas explosion that leveled an Allentown city block ordered UGI Utilities to dig up its own pipe and find out why it failed.
| Feb 13, 2011
Tears streamed down Jane Brinker's face Thursday morning as she watched news coverage of the explosion that killed five people and affected many others in center city Allentown the night before.
It was a scene all too familiar for Brinker, a blast...
| Feb 17, 2011
The massive emergency response to last week's deadly natural gas explosion in Allentown cost nearly $61,000, according to city figures released Wednesday, though the true financial toll of the blast may not be known for some time.
Mayor Ed Pawlowski said...
| Apr 1, 2011
The costs stemming from Allentown's deadly natural gas explosion has reached $200,000, a city spokesman said this week, though the true financial toll is estimated to be as much as double.
Clearing the debris of the two houses that blew up and...
| Apr 5, 2011
Standing yards away from Allentown's gas explosion ground zero, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday said he was working with pipeline owners, Congress and regulators to strengthen pipeline safety and make sure explosions like the one that...