Starting tomorrow, May 31, Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will hold a public meeting on CO2 pipeline safety in Des Moines, IA. Normally when PHMSA holds a public meeting, I … [Read more...] about Here’s to a successful PHMSA public meeting!
This week, the Pipeline Safety Trust welcomed the API-LEPA Performance Excellence Team (PET) to Bellingham, WA. The PET is an industry effort to develop strategic initiatives to improve pipeline safety on hazardous liquids pipelines. The … [Read more...] about API-LEPA Performance Excellence Team Tours Site of 1999 Bellingham Pipeline Tragedy
The American Petroleum Institute (API) recently released a report on the potential role Blue Hydrogen could play in a future low-carbon economy. Blue Hydrogen is the process of producing hydrogen from natural gas, whose dominant … [Read more...] about API Releases Report on the Potential Role of Blue Hydrogen in the US Energy Market
Recently, a contractor representing Summit Carbon Solutions (SCS) visited the Crawford County Board of Supervisors in Iowa to provide information about their proposed CO2 pipeline. The session was covered in detail in two parts by the … [Read more...] about Fact-Check: Summit Carbon Solutions Crawford County, Iowa Board of Supervisors Information Session
The American Petroleum Institute (API) held an hour-long press conference titled the State of American Energy on January 12, which included a keynote address by CEO Mike Sommers. It was a confident, blistering defense of an industry facing … [Read more...] about Fact-Checking API’s State of American Energy Keynote Address
While our last blog post was well over a year ago, we have been hard at work here at the Pipeline Safety Trust. We started 2021 with the passage of the PIPES Act of 2020 which, among other key safety issues, began to regulate the reckless … [Read more...] about Change is Afoot at the Pipeline Safety Trust
I’m now in my 4th week, and the state of our nation’s pipeline safety continues to shock me. I have seen many examples of the industry writing its own rules. Why the regulators abdicate this important work is beyond me. … [Read more...] about The Continuing Education of the New Deputy Director
I am honored and excited to join the Pipeline Safety Trust as Deputy Director. I want to thank the board for the trust they are placing in me and the staff for the warm welcome and assistance with this transition. I certainly … [Read more...] about A Few Early Thoughts From The Pipeline Safety Trust’s New Deputy Director