Members Of Natural Gas Industry Investigate Safety Models

September 2011, Vol. 238 No. 9

In an effort to learn continually from other operators and to improve North America’s pipeline system safety, the American Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, together with the Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, have initiated a comprehensive study to explore safety models and procedures utilized by other industry sectors in an effort to deliver natural gas and pipeline-transported liquids more safely and reliably.

The study will complement the National Transportation Safety Board investigative initiative and the Department of Transportation’s regulatory initiatives, which are under way. The collaborative group is committed to promoting positive safety cultures throughout the industry and hopes that by learning from others, the energy pipeline industry can identify and implement a model that will measurably improve pipeline system safety.
The study could be completed as early as February.

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