Fact Check: Do fires and explosions happen once a month along underground pipelines?

Out of Gas


Bruce Finley

Media Publication:

The Denver Post

Originally Published On:

January 8, 2018


Out of Gas

Claim: The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has proposed tougher requirements on underground pipelines, including new rules that would require companies to “report more fully on fires and explosions that happen about once a month.”

Fact: The reporter states this as fact but provides no information to validate that claim.  

Rating: Out of gas.

Reviewed On:
April 23, 2018