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« Reply #255 on: November 21, 2017, 05:43:46 pm »



So far, I haven't seen an article that talks about what caused the spill, how it was discovered, or if automatic mitigation systems worked.  I'm interested to hear why a new pipeline leaked.  Human error?  Construction issue? Damage?




Low bid construction.

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« Reply #256 on: November 21, 2017, 06:14:29 pm »


Low bid construction.


The money is in cleanup.  Job Creators.

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« Reply #257 on: Today at 05:21:25 pm »

The money is in cleanup.  Job Creators.





And lack of DOT action to require real pipeline inspections from construction to de-commissioning.  The approach is "don't ask, don't tell..."   If they don't inspect, they can claim "they didn't know..."   But they do.  Proper inspection has been available for decades now.  Just not required as much as it should be.


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« Reply #258 on: Today at 06:14:15 pm »



And lack of DOT action to require real pipeline inspections from construction to de-commissioning.  The approach is "don't ask, don't tell..."   If they don't inspect, they can claim "they didn't know..."   But they do.  Proper inspection has been available for decades now.  Just not required as much as it should be.




At least according to the PMHSA, pipeline incidents are down by 20% since 2009.

https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/inspections/inspections-overview

I'd say the idea proper inspections aren't taking place is bunk.  There is no benefit to companies paying out fines and costly emergency repairs in lieu of normal maintenance and routine repairs.  For the amount of product moved via pipeline vs. rail, truck, and water; pipelines still have a very good record per bbl moved.  They also help cut carbon emissions which otherwise would be necessary moving via rail, truck, or boat.
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