Dominion gas explosion kills 1, injures 17 in North Carolina

Utility Dive: Gas pipeline infrastructure has been under increased scrutiny since a series of deadly explosions in Massachusetts last September, and Wednesday's explosion further highlights the risks of such transmission.

A representative for PSNC Energy, the owner of the line and a Dominion subsidiary, arrived on the scene after additional resources were requested. PSNC stopped the flow of gas at appoximately 11:10 a.m., according to a statement from Dominion. The utility said it is continuing to work with first responders and city officials on scene, in a statement sent to Utility Dive after the explosion.

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