California’s Governor Blocks New Fracking Pending Scientific Review

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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


FBI Investigating How Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Approved Natural Gas Pipeline

The FBI is investigating how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline to carry natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania. FBI agents have interviewed current and former state employees in recent weeks about the Mariner East pipelines, according to three people who have direct knowledge of the agents’ questions.


Segment of Keystone Pipeline Ordered to Remain Shut

A U.S. regulator ordered that a segment of the Keystone pipeline that spilled more than 9,000 barrels of crude in rural North Dakota remain shut until operator TC Energy submits a restart and return-to-service plan because of the hazards posed. The corrective action order by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finds


Understanding the Different Functions of a Pipeline

Energy from oil and natural gas fuels most of our transportation needs, heats our homes, schools, offices, and shops, and even generates a share of our electricity. Oil and natural gas together supply approximately two-thirds of the U.S. energy needs. Crude oil and natural gas are generally produced in regions located far from consumption centers.