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Planning, Preparation and Prevention: Pipeline Safety Before, During and After a Hurricane

Posted by Sarah on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

June through November are known as the Atlantic Hurricane Season; and according to PHMSA, the Gulf Coast supplies 18% of the oil and 6% of the natural gas produced in the US. Production interruptions caused by hurricanes are capable of triggering supply shortages to Gulf Coast refiners, and a subsequent rise in gasoline prices.

The Houston-area is recovering from the devastation Hurricane Harvey inflicted just a few weeks ago, while Florida attempts to re-build after Irma roared through, with Jose right on her heels. Although Jose is projected to remain out at sea, hurricanes can be very unpredictable, leaving an uncertain future for the East Coast.

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Topics: Pipeline Safety, damage prevention, Natural Disaster

Catching Up on the News

Posted by Jennifer on Sep 6, 2017 9:30:00 AM

It’s been a busy year for the oil and gas industry, and we want to keep you in the know; so we found some articles over the past month for you to scan and get up to speed on. 

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Topics: PHMSA, Pipeline Safety, technology, leak detection

Detecting Leaks and Preventing Misfortunes

Posted by Shelly on Aug 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To say that a leaking pipeline is no good may be the understatement of all time. We hear about the major pipeline leaks and spills, but what about leaks that happen closer to home? Like inside your house or business. Would you know what to look for and what to do when a pipe leak is suspected? 

It’s simple, really, and starts with your senses. Use your nose, eyes, and ears to stop a potentially unstable situation before it becomes worse.

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Topics: Pipeline Safety, leak detection, 811

The 6 Best Ways to Spot and Protect a Pipeline

Posted by Shelly on Feb 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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
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Topics: Safety, PHMSA, NPMS, Pipeline Safety

We Are Your Compliance Department

Posted by Stacey on Sep 1, 2015 4:11:39 AM

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.

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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, Integrity Plus, Pipeline Safety, Compliance

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