U.S. Officials Adopt Rules to Prevent Pipeline Explosions, Spills

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U.S. Officials Adopt Rules to Prevent Pipeline Explosions, Spills

S. transportation officials adopted long-delayed measures that are meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions, but they don’t address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur. The new rules from the Department of Transportation apply to more than 500,000 miles of pipelines that carry natural gas, oil, and other hazardous materials throughout

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Mexico’s President Says He’s Renegotiated Pipeline Contracts with Canadian and U.S. Companies

Mexico’s president says his government has reached a deal with private natural gas pipeline operators to solve a dispute over fees and payments. The pipelines would allow Mexico to import U.S. natural gas and distribute gas throughout Mexico. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that companies from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico had agreed to

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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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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Expected to be Completed by Mid-2022

Contractors are expected to begin mobilizing equipment and crews in “select areas” in August and September. Trans Mountain Corp. expects to receive additional approvals and permits “over the coming months” and, provided that happens, says the expanded pipeline will be in service by mid-2022. Trans Mountain expects that 4,200 workers will be employed along the

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How Satellite Technology is Helping to Keep Pipelines Safe

Increased competition and the rising regulations from the government have driven many of the technological improvements in the pipeline industry in recent years. Ageing pipeline systems are incurring higher operating costs to meet the rigid safety standards. Recent decades have shown a significant drop in pipeline accidents, such as oil spills or leakages, but have

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Dakota Access Pipeline Plans Large Capacity Expansion

The operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline is planning to expand capacity without adding more pipeline. The plans include new pumping stations in three states. North Dakota produced 1.39 million barrels of oil per day in April. The record was 1.4 million barrels per day in January. The operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline is

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