State utility regulators have fined Kansas Gas Service $158,000 for damage to natural gas pipelines because it failed to accurately locate its underground lines for excavators.
The Kansas Corporation Commission issued an order Thursday levying the fine for 158 violations of state natural gas pipeline regulations from 2020 to 2022.
State law requires excavators to inform a utility before starting their work, and the utility is required to mark the underground lines once they're notified.
The money for the fines will go to state technical . . .