Materials and Corrosion Can Impact Why and When a Pipeline Might Leak

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Yes, We Still Need Oil and Gas in Our Lives

As demand grows every day, the challenge to provide enough energy can be daunting. Just by the end of the 21st century, the global energy consumption is predicted to triple. In order to prevent an increase of global temperature by more than 2 degrees, the world’s energy emissions have to be limited to nearly 0

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Oil and Gas Are Adapting to the Digital Wave

Oil and gas companies were pioneers of the first digital age in the 1980s and 1990s. Long before phrases such as “big data,” “advanced analytics,” and the “Internet of Things” became popular, oil executives were making use of 3-D seismic, linear program modeling of refineries, and advanced process control for operations. The use of such

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The Phases of a Pipeline

Almost 2 million miles of pipeline carry natural gas around the country as of 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Construction on new pipelines takes place to connect new drilling sites to the processing facilities that distribute the energy source, but how does it all come together? The rush to move natural gas

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Different Functions of an Energy Pipeline

Energy from oil and natural gas is essential and will continue to be essential to all facets of our daily lives. This energy 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.’s

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Inside a Barrel of Crude Oil

Inside a Barrel of Crude Oil Many people think of crude oil as a thick, black liquid that is used for gasoline. The reality is that each barrel of oil is refined to be used in a variety of applications that include fuel, cosmetics, plastics, rubber, and candle wax. What is crude oil and what

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How to Prevent a Dangerous Situation

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; some pipelines transport other hazardous products such as chemicals, highly volatile liquids, anhydrous ammonia, or carbon dioxide. Exposure to these products

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4 Ways the Pipeline Industry is Building the Future

Pipelines may seem like an old-fashioned way to transport oil and gas, but nothing could be further from reality. While America’s pipeline systems have been in use since the 1920s, the technology and policies in the industry are constantly changing and growing to fit the times. Here are 4 ways the pipeline industry is building

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