Enbridge Finds Protective Coating on Michigan Pipeline Worn Away

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New Survey Looks at Energy Sector Amid COVID-19

Despite the upheaval from COVID-19, energy and industrial leaders will likely continue to commit their companies to decarbonization programs, according to Deloitte. The consultancy reported Wednesday that it has surveyed 600 C-suite executives and other senior corporate leaders about low-carbon trends and strategies. “This year has turned out to be a decisive one for the


Trump Administration Cuts Royalty Rates for Oil and Gas

The Trump administration has started giving energy companies temporary breaks on royalties they must pay for oil and gas extracted from federal lands because of the coronavirus pandemic despite criticism that the move is a handout to the industry and will mean less money for state and local governments. Government data shows companies in Utah


Keeping COVID-19 Away from Pipeline Construction Sites

Pipeline crews work in close quarters. Crews travel together to the work sites by bus or company vehicles. During work shifts, they take breaks and eat meals together on the buses. While convenient, these practices can pose a risk for virus transmission. During the current pandemic, physical distancing is a critical priority that pipeline construction


Pipeline Performance Report Shows Safety Improving

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) released the 2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The report details how liquid pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 36 percent over the last 5 years, while pipeline mileage increased nearly 10 percent and barrels delivered


Pipeline Companies are Keeping Essential Pipeline Operators Safe

What are pipeline control rooms? Busy, highly focused, and fast-paced professional environments, these are sophisticated facilities where operators monitor pipelines 24/7. They use state-of-the-art computer systems (similar to air traffic control systems) to recognize and respond quickly to any unexplained changes to the flow or pressure in a pipeline. Within the control rooms, walls of