January 2020, Vol. 247, No. 1


Pipeline Liquids Safety Record Reflects Inroads, Areas of Concern

By Danielle Wong Moores, Energy Writer Nearly 98% of barrel miles in the United States are governed by pipeline safety management systems, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API). That, combined with greater public awareness, means that pipeline integrity and safety are under a greater degree of scrutiny than ever before.  Since the incident in Bellingham in 1999 that claimed three lives, the industry and regulators have responded vigorously. API’s Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance 2019 Annual Liquids Report, released in April, highlights some positive news from over the last five years: Pipeline incidents impacting people or

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