At New Century Software, we have a strong history of conducting mock audits and compliance status evaluations. In fact, we’re so good, we train the inspectors. With over 20 years of combined experience, we’ve developed audit strategies and processes focused on transparent compliance demonstrations and in-depth regulatory audit preparation.
Recently, PHMSA released an advisory bulletin outlining how operations of underground storage facilities for natural gas should be reviewed and maintained, as well as how integrity management programs surrounding these facilities should be developed, implemented and updated. This is significant since PHMSA has not regulated this in the past, and the last similar bulletin was posted in 1997, which left regulationof gas storage facilities up to the states.
We’ve pulled together some of the primary bullet points of PHMSA’s bulletin for you to review here in this blog post.
Why would we even want to learn how to spot a pipeline? Well, in Colorado alone, over 45,000 miles of pipeline exist to move products such as:
- Natural Gas
- Crude Oil
- Energy Products
Navigating ever-changing regulations in natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline management has never been more challenging. Additionally, the industry-wide shortage of regulatory and compliance expertise has left many operators unsure where to turn.
Every pipeline operator knows it’s subject to Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspections to ensure that they meet the minimum federal standards for pipeline safety. But how much do you really know about the organization that develops and enforces these industry guidelines? In our first installment of “Getting to Know …” we’re focusing on PHMSA to give you insights into the organization that impacts so much of what we do in the Oil and Gas Industry.