Day: July 23, 2020

Enbridge says contractor vessels may have damaged pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Recent damage that prompted the temporary shutdown of an Enbridge oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes may have been done by vessels working for the company, according to an in-house report provided Thursday to The Associated Press. Enbridge this week submitted to government agencies the results …

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Industry seeks flexibility in federal pipeline safety rules for rupture response

Proposed federal rules governing the response of natural gas pipeline operators to ruptures on their systems could have unintended consequences if the rules do not allow the companies adequate flexibility, the gas industry warned. In lodging their concerns, industry representatives sought to influence the final version of rules proposed in February by the U.S. Pipeline …

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FOSA praises PHMSA safety research, development and testing announcement

The Fibre Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the US’s premier trade association dedicated to fibre optic sensing, praised the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announcement yesterday of an initial investment of US$10 million for the conceptual study, design, and development of what will be a world-class pipeline Research, Development, and Testing (RDT) facility at …

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