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How Pipeline Operators Tackle Crisis Management

The oil and gas sector works to mitigate risk and implement site-specific contingency plans in line with worldwide standards. The challenge is to maintain these standards in an increasingly pressurized global environment. As the world’s population continues to climb and the global appetite for energy grows, the sector must strive for innovative ways to tap


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


A Look at Some of the Ways Research Drives Pipeline Safety

Historically pipelines are one of the safest methods to transport any number of volatile liquids. The pipelines that bring natural gas throughout the U.S. ensure the resource reaches homes and businesses without trucks, trains, or ships, therefore cutting down on the possibility something could go wrong en route to your home or business. In the


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


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