January 2019, Vol. 246, No. 1


Solutions to Liability Risks from Decommissioned Pipelines

By Sue Longo, Principal, Golder Decommissioned pipelines form an environmental hazard with potential to impact the future success of pipeline operators.   This is because having the idea of obtaining and keeping social license to operate is increasingly important in the resource sectors. Without public acceptance of their plans, companies may find it difficult to gain the financial, regulatory and political support they need to move forward.   One way to gain that support is with a good reputation for managing the impacts of what they have in place right now – including their decommissioned pipelines, which are prone to long term corrosion and collapse.   Pipeline owners may find their

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