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 size of the spill are still being determined, and the clean up will go on for weeks we are sure. Here is a quick analysis of the company that operates … [Read more...] about Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Question of the week – I think it was around this time in 2009 that a gas pipeline blew up in Palm City, Florida near a school. What really happened then, and have things gotten safer in the past 6 years? On May 4, 2009, an 18-inch Florida Gas Transmission Company interstate pipeline ruptured about 6 miles south of Palm City, Florida, releasing about 36 million cubic feet of natural gas and … [Read more...] about Another pipeline incident anniversary – have things changed since 2009?
Question of the week: I've looked at some of the pipeline enforcement data online through PHMSA's website, but don't really understand it, and don't see a lot of information available. Can you tell me how pipeline enforcement works, and what is available to the public when there is an enforcement case against a pipeline operator who has some sort of violation of the … [Read more...] about A Call for Transparency in Pipeline Safety Enforcement – Ten Years Later
Many rivers to crossBut I can't seem to find my way over ~Jimmy Cliff Dear Readers: An unfortunate … [Read more...] about Another Spill into the Yellowstone – Are we learning anything?