April 2018, Vol.245, No.4


Coastal Reclamation Projects Attempt to Protect Pipelines

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal Thousands of miles of pipeline canals that previously ran through Louisiana’s wetlands now resemble, from an aerial view, straight green lines that reach the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Stan’s Airboat & Marsh Excavator Service These canals were once responsible for making the flow of natural gas and oil possible. Now they make it impossible to prevent the salt water from eating away at the wetlands as it flows inland.  The Situation It is difficult to determine how much of Louisiana’s energy infrastructure is at stake from the fading coastline; one Bloomberg article approximates that it’s around

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