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Colorado: Industry complying with tests after gas blast


DENVER (AP) — Oil and gas operators in Colorado appear to be complying with state-ordered inspections of thousands of pipelines after a natural gas explosion blamed on a severed line killed two people inside a home, regulators said Friday.

All but a few small energy companies submitted reports by a May 30 deadline on their inspections and locations of oil and gas flow lines, said Todd Hartman, spokesman for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates the industry.

Flow lines connect wells to storage tanks and other collection points. The state has processed informati...

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