Complaint filed against Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

ByThe Associated Press

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State regulators say that Cascade Natural Gas Corporation is unable to provide required documentation for nearly 40 percent of its high-pressure pipelines in the state of Washington.

The Utilities and Transportation Commission filed a complaint against the company Tuesday. The commission's pipeline safety staff has requested that the commission impose the maximum penalty of $4 million following allegations that the company failed to maintain records and documentation of the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure for at least 116 pipeline segments.

A hearing before the three-member commission has not yet been scheduled, and the commission is not bound by the recommendation.

A spokesman for Cascade Natural Gas said that the company takes "this complaint and the safety of our pipeline system seriously" and will continue to work with the commission staff.

Kennewick-based Cascade Natural Gas Corporation serves almost 200,000 residential and business customers in 68 communities throughout the state, including Aberdeen, Bellingham, Bremerton, Walla Walla and Yakima.

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