Report confirms oil and gas pipelines are one of the safest ways to transport energy

September 20, 2016

The report highlights oil and gas pipeline safety performance and industry-wide efforts to improve pipeline safety in 2016 and beyond.

API today released a new report, with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), confirming that oil and gas pipelines continue to be one of the safest ways to efficiently transport energy across the United States. The report highlights liquid pipeline safety performance and industry-wide efforts to improve pipeline safety in 2016 and beyond.

“Safety is a core value throughout our industry,” said API Pipeline Manager David Murk. “This report shows the tremendous priority we place on pipeline safety, but as an industry we can always do more. By constantly evaluating our safety programs and activities, learning from past experiences, and making timely and adequate adjustments, our industry will continue working towards its goal of zero incidents.”

Despite a 13 percent increase over the last five years in miles of pipeline delivering crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas liquids, pipeline incidents per mile larger than 500 barrels are down nearly a third. Incidents potentially impacting people or the environment outside of an operator’s facility are down 52 percent since 1999.

Read more at Penn Energy.

 

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