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Are there Big Changes Ahead for the Pipeline Industry?

OILPRICE.com -- Do you know how most leaks are found on oil and gas pipelines? They get a shrill complaint over the phone from one of the landowners where the pipeline crosses. It’s true, says Dr. David Shaw, one of the authors of a draft “Leak Detection Study” prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, for a report that will go to the US Congress early in 2013. Dr. Shaw is a project engineer with independent consulting firm Kiefner & Associates, Inc., a high-end, Ohio-based consulting firm that specializes in pipeline engineering.


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remay
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:42:43 AM

"The challenge for the industry is to either take the lead, increase their leak detection budgets and adopt new technology, or allow government or regulate them into action. What great PR that would be for them!"

Great "PR"?

What about protection of the environment?
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endymion
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 6:57:11 AM

Better safety standards should be mandated and required for new construction and renovation of the old infrastructure.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:56:53 PM

bank on it
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:34:11 PM


Nothing like an ethical industry that has SAFETY as a prime concern. Enbridge and TransCanada come to mind!
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:10:44 PM

Do you know ???? .... noooooooo
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:57:44 AM

There better be some changes. I for one do not want to see that which occurred in my home state of Michigan a couple of years ago when an oil pipeline ruptured which sent gas prices to an all time record high in my home town.
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:11:43 AM

They can also shutdown flow of oil and send a machine to check for leaks internally.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 8:36:29 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 7:15:04 AM

im sure the eco nutz would love to shut down all
the pipelines and then whine about high prices
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:07:50 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:03:24 AM

Ok
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Nothing is off the table with the current administration in power.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:42:15 AM

Interestnig
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:31:30 AM

bigoil should be forced to upgrade with safety measures.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:29:09 AM

All they care about is getting money.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:28:28 AM

Maybe
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:28:23 AM

Build the Keystone pipeline.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:26:54 AM

pressure guages good ideal.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:25:28 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:24:49 AM

try a pressure gauge. up it's not leaking, down it is.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:24:09 AM

Makes sense to me.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:23:29 AM

Sounds like the current method is foolproof and working perfectly. The dot should move on to something actually important.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:22:05 AM

we have to have a pipe line to improve it
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:22:01 AM

Of course the landowners will be the first ones to report it.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:21:55 AM

Found this interesting until the part that mentions SPENDING TAX DOLLARS and profits on additional protection/detection systems. Why TAX DOLLARS ?
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:19:04 AM

there should be monitoring methods to find the leaks
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:18:19 AM

I think there pretty damn safe the way they are..........
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:16:25 AM

You bet.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:16:15 AM

Crazy, there should be an outer sleeve with camera and sensors strategically placed throughtout the pipeline
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:16:09 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:16:08 AM

We can only hope.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:14:12 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:14:01 AM

Get the pipelines built.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:13:34 AM

lets hope so
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:12:49 AM

This is not good, those lines need to have sensitive sensors installed to detect such leaks.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:12:30 AM

OK.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:11:10 AM

Sounds like property owners protecting their own property.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:11:03 AM

Money will prevail
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:10:21 AM

$$$$$
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:07:39 AM

not likely
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greed will survive
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:04:42 AM

Sensors could help improve response.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:03:33 AM

I hope they start with Enbridge!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:02:05 AM

We have to trust the oil companies
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:01:31 AM

I hope so...
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:01:16 AM

Changes are always ahead to improve the industry.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:00:42 AM

Thanks for the opinion.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 4:59:57 AM

Gotta do better than this.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 4:56:15 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 4:55:17 AM

Everything has risks.
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