Trans Mountain Pipeline Makes Landmark Step Forward

Celeste Roberts | Submar

Trans Mountain Pipeline Makes Landmark Step Forward

The controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project made a landmark step forward with the start of construction in Alberta on Tuesday, two weeks before a federal court of appeal is set to hold hearings on challenges to the project. In August, the Canadian federal government announced that work would resume on the Trans Mountain oil

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Stopping the Danger Before It Starts: Preventing Exposed Pipelines

The U.S. has over 2.5 million miles of pipelines crisscrossing the country. As existing lines grow older, critics warn that the risk of accidents could increase. Many pipelines transport petroleum products and natural gas, and some pipelines transport other hazardous products such as chemicals, highly volatile liquids, anhydrous ammonia, or carbon dioxide. Exposure to these

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5 Ways the Oil and Gas Industry Powers the Classroom

 Every day, the oil and natural gas transported through pipelines enable the educational experiences of students across the country. In every classroom, you can find essential equipment and tools made from petroleum products. Here are just a few examples of how oil and gas fuel education: School Supplies Glue, paints, plastics, calculators, and computers all

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How Are Pipelines Replaced?

Nearly 50% of the U.S. pipeline system is 40 years old or older. As recently as 2016, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) estimated 30,000 miles of cast-iron pipe still carried gas in the United States, with the highest percentage of these mains located in older eastern cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston,

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How Oil and Gas Make the Holidays Possible

The holidays are an exciting time: from visiting family to finding perfect gifts, oil and natural gas products help to make these holiday traditions possible. Holiday Travel Last year, about 384.74 million gallons of gasoline were consumed every day. With many people heading home to be with family over the holidays, gasoline fuels the trips

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Fighting Cyber Attacks in the Oil and Gas Industry

Digitization is on the rise in the conservative oil and gas industry as companies realize the cost and operational efficiency boost that sensors and algorithms can offer them. Meanwhile, cybercriminals are keeping ahead of the learning curve, forcing oil and gas to play catch-up. The Cyber Threat Energy companies—including pipeline operators and utilities—spend millions on

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Utah’s Oil and Gas Division Has ‘Alarming’ Lack of Oversight

A blistering legislative audit of Utah’s oil and gas division found it “alarming” that regulators are not carrying out their state-mandated oversight of nearly 200 drilling operators, letting violations go unresolved for years and not forcing the cleanup of environmental contamination at waste disposal sites. The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining “has not adequately

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New Technology Helps to Detect Leaks Before They Become a Problem

Pipelines are widely used for the transportation of hydrocarbon fluids over millions of miles all over the world. The structures of the pipelines are designed to withstand several environmental loading conditions to ensure safe and reliable distribution. However, leaks in pipeline networks are one of the major causes of innumerable losses in pipeline operators and

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