How Do Pipeline Companies Stay Ahead of Environmental Concerns?

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How Do Pipeline Companies Stay Ahead of Environmental Concerns?

The concern for the number of animals listed as endangered, threatened, or a special grows year after year. Much of the land that pipelines run through contains wildlife that need special protection. Responsible pipeline companies do everything they can to protect the wildlife population. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline system, or TAPS, runs through some of the

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Court Victory for Disputed Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

Construction on the pipeline expansion began in December. Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to a controversial pipeline expansion, a victory for the beleaguered project. The court says the federal government held “adequate and meaningful” consultations with indigenous peoples, as required by law. Some indigenous groups had gone to the appellate court

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3 Pipeline Innovations You Need to Know About

From finding new ways to safeguard the integrity of pipelines and reduce their environmental footprint to getting the best value for their resources, pipeline companies continue to make their mark innovating as part of their commitment to continuous improvement. Here are some ways pipeline companies are monitoring for safety and efficacy. High Fidelity Dynamic Sensing

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How Technology Advances Have Made Safer Pipelines

As technology has evolved over the years, so has safety, efficiency, and environmental performance, impacting every dimension of the pipeline industry: from the metallurgy and quality control in the manufacturing of pipe, to pipeline construction processes, maintenance, leak detection, monitoring, and spill response. New Infrastructure At the front end, pipeline companies building new infrastructure today

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Trump Administration Approves Keystone Pipeline on U.S. Land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction amidst court challenges. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and obtained by The Associated Press covers 46 miles (74 kilometers) of the pipeline’s

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How Do Pipelines Cross Rivers?

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, pipelines must sometimes cross rivers. The environmental protection of these rivers is on the minds of Americans, and it’s on the minds of pipeline companies as well. That’s why the industry has started using technically advanced construction methods such as horizontal directional

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Installing Pipelines in Our Marine Environments

Laying pipe on the seafloor can pose a number of challenges, especially if the water is deep. There are three main ways that subsea pipe is laid: S-lay, J-lay and tow-in. The pipe lay vessel is integral to the success of the installation. Buoyancy affects the pipe lay process. In the water, the pipe weighs

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