March 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Pipeline safety bill introduced in US Senate

Two US senators have introduced legislation to enhance pipeline safety in the country. The bill strengthens pipeline safety oversight by the US federal government and addresses long-standing safety is..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Two US senators have introduced legislation to enhance pipeline safety in the country. The bill strengthens pipeline safety oversight by the US federal government and addresses long-standing safety issues, including the use of automatic shutoff valves and excess flow valves. “Pipelines transport valuable energy resources to communities across our nation. While our pipeline system is largely safe, when accidents occur the consequences can be catastrophic,” said Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the bill’s two original co-sponsors. “Our legislation will help to ensure the safety and efficiency of this vital transportation network. We can prevent deadly accidents by r

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