Atmos to pay $1.6 million fine for 2018 gas explosion that killed 12-year-old

The death of a little girl in a natural gas explosion will cost Atmos Energy a record fine of $1.6 million.

That’s just the fine by the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates gas lines.

The commission found Atmos failed to identify and take action on several complaints about leaks in a northwest Dallas neighborhood.

Michellita Rogers died on the morning of Feb. 23, 2018 after a buildup of gas in her Northwest Dallas home exploded and destroyed the house.

The fine is on top of civil settlements Atmos reportedly paid to the Rogers family.


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