The decade that began in January 2010 and ended at the end of 2019 was punctuated with many astounding pipeline failures that captured the attention of the nation. We thought the end of the decade would be a good time to take a look at the … [Read more...] about A Decade in Review 2010 – 2019
Since the federal government in the United States is responsible for setting the minimum safety standards for all pipelines in this country, that puts the U.S. Congress in charge of these efforts. Congress writes the statutes which then … [Read more...] about Federal Pipeline Safety Program Reauthorization
Over the years the Pipeline Safety Trust has let people know when the opportunity to apply for the Community Technical Assistance Grants administered by PHMSA opens up. These grants are the only funding source that has been reliably … [Read more...] about Community Technical Assistance Grants Get Axed
Question of the week: A fairly large, 24 inch I believe, natural gas transmission pipeline recently failed here in Pennsylvania, and I was surprised that it did not ignite. I thought when natural gas pipelines ruptured they normally … [Read more...] about Ignition of Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines
Question of the day - I see a pipeline just spilled oil into the ocean near Santa Barbara, California. What can you tell me about the company that operates that pipeline and their safety record? Thanks for the question. The cause and the … [Read more...] about Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Hi all, Today we will be starting a new series on the Smart Pig Blog where we will answer the “Question of the Week.” These will be actual questions we receive from the public, local governments and the media, and will cover a whole … [Read more...] about New Smart Pig – Question of the Week Series
The fourth anniversary of the Enbridge Line 6B rupture and spill into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River is today, July 25, although the source of the spill was not determined until July 26. We wanted to take a bit of a retrospective … [Read more...] about What do you get for a million gallon spill, a billion dollar clean up, and four years?
It's the 15-year anniversary of the Bellingham pipeline tragedy, and I just want to think about something else. I don't want to talk about what happened. And I certainly don't want to have to try to make sense of it, or explain how … [Read more...] about Why the Bellingham story must continue to be told