Some 75 homes evacuated.
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement among parties in a natural gas rate case filed last September by Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), a division of Laclede Gas Company.
Ameren Corp. is promoting Warner Baxter to president.
New “green” buses are taking students to school in the Parkway School District.
Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond said the explosion could be seen 12 miles away.
A record inventory of natural gas means one thing this coming winter; lower heating bills.
Residents in the Midwest can expect to pay 13 percent more for natural gas this winter, according to the Energy Information Administration.
The Public Service Commission says the surcharge will cost natural gas customers 75 cents per month.
Transportation officials say the city will replace all of its 300 buses, which mostly use diesel, to natural-gas over the next 12 -14 years.
This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.