By Carson Gerber, CNHI (Oct. 27, 2023)
“The disaster should have triggered more CO2 pipeline oversight from federal regulators, argues Bill Caram, executive director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, a nonprofit public charity promoting pipeline safety.
But more than three years later, no federal regulations have been established for pipes transporting CO2 as a liquid or gas. Rules only exist if the carbon is moving as a supercritical fluid.
‘That disaster into Satartia, Mississippi, really laid out the warts of the regulatory system and these unique safety risks of CO2,’ Caram said. “We are certainly worried about something like that happening again.”