Con Edison got gas leak report before today's Harlem explosion

|About: Consolidated Edison Inc. (ED)|By:, SA News Editor

Consolidated Edison (ED -1.3%) is underperforming other utility and electric names following today's NYC apartment fire and explosion; ED received a report of a suspected natural gas leak before the explosion and collapse of two buildings in Harlem.

ED sent a crew in response to a caller reporting the smell of gas at 9:13 a.m., according to a company spokesman, and the explosion occurred ~15 minutes later.