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FERC Delays Environmental Review of Cameron Liquefaction Facility

FERC has revised its schedule for the completion of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for Sempra Energy’s Cameron Liquefaction Project, pushing its release back five months.

November 25, 2013

Tesoro Ordered to Take Corrective Actions Following Bakken Oil Spill

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Thursday issued a safety order to the Tesoro High Plains Pipeline in response to a recent rupture that resulted in a spill of Bakken crude oil in North Dakota.

November 4, 2013

PUC Wants Monitoring, More Staff at Compressor Stations

Pennsylvania’s top utility regulator wants pipeline companies to use real-time monitoring and post additional employees at compressor stations in order to safeguard against, or actively handle, potential incidents.

October 25, 2013

PHMSA Mulls Expansion of IMP Requirements for Gas Pipelines

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a notice on whether to expand integrity management program (IMP) requirements for natural gas pipelines beyond high-consequence (HCA) or high-population areas.

October 1, 2013

PHMSA Proposes Rule to Beef Up Safety of Tanker Traffic

Responding in part to the derailment and explosion of a crude-laden tanker in Quebec in July, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed a rule aimed at improving the safety of the rail transportation of hazardous materials by tanker cars, as well as the rail transportation of shale oil.

September 10, 2013

Wall Thinning ‘Major Factor’ in Columbia Pipe Rupture

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) agrees with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that pipeline wall thinning may have significantly contributed to the rupture on the Columbia Gas Transmission in West Virginia last month.

January 7, 2013

OPS: Wall Thinning ‘Major Factor’ in Columbia Gas Pipe Rupture

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) agrees with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that pipeline wall thinning may have significantly contributed to the rupture on the Columbia Gas Transmission in West Virginia earlier this month.

December 26, 2012

Pipelines Approved for Higher MAOP

The Pipelines Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has authorized increases in the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) from 0.72 to 0.8 design on portions of the Midcontinent Express (MEP) and Rockies Express (REX) pipelines and on all of the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline.

October 9, 2009
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