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  1. Senate vote sends 2016 pipeline safety bill to White House

    The US Senate unanimously approved an amended federal pipeline safety bill it received days earlier from the House of Representatives, sending it to the White House for President Obama’s signature. The June 13 vote came days after the House passed an amended version of the original measure which the Senate had approved previously ( OGJ Online, June 9, 2016 ). The 2016 Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act reauthorizes the federal pipeline safety program in the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) through fiscal 2019. “Americans rely on energy transported through our nation’s pipeline network—and its safety and certainty,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who chairs the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee where the measure originated, said following the latest vote. “The PIPES Act reforms pipeline safety and will help answer the need for more reliable access to energy.” Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Pres. Donald F. Santa applauded the Senate’s passage of the final bill. “We look forward to the president making this important bill law as soon as possible,” he said. Although Congress made needed and important improvements to the legislation before final passage, it is critical that Congress continues to conduct vigilant oversight to ensure PHMSA’s new authorities are not abused, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Pres. Chet Thompson warned. “In giving PHMSA wide-ranging emergency order authority that, if used improperly, has the potential for severe disruptions for businesses and consumers, Congress must now carefully monitor its actions to avoid agency overreach, which could inhibit the energy industry’s ability to provide affordable and abundant fuel in a safe and reliable manner,” he said. Federal law and regulation combine with pipeline industry recommended practices and the safety programs of pipeline operators to keep pipelines safe, according to Association of Oil Pipe Lines Pres. Andrew J. Black. “Each year, pipeline operators spend more than $2 billion to evaluate, maintain, and perform preventative maintenance on their pipelines,” Black said. “The result is pipelines are the safest way to move liquid energy products across the nation. A barrel of crude oil or petroleum products reaches its destination safely by pipeline 99.999% of the time.” American Petroleum Institute Executive Vice-Pres. Louis Finkel said, “Pipelines continue to be one of the safest modes for transporting energy across the country. As domestic production grows, they will be the critical link to connect our abundant oil and gas resources to refineries, chemical plants, business and consumers.” Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com .

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    Tue, 14 Jun 2016

  2. Obama signs 2016 pipeline safety reauthorization bill into law

    US President Barack Obama signed S. 2276, the 2016 pipeline safety reauthorization bill, on June 21. The bill became law more than a week after the US Senate approved a version with House amendments and sent it to the White House.

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    Thu, 23 Jun 2016

  3. Oil and Gas News: North Dakota gets $240K for pipeline safety programs

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the state $240,000 for pipeline safety programs.

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    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

  4. Oil and Gas: Earthquake rocks central Oklahoma oil town

    A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing what police described as "quite a bit of damage" in the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing.

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    Tue, 8 Nov 2016

  1. Oil and Gas: Federal agency levies $732,100 in fines against ONEOK

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    Thu, 27 Oct 2016

  2. PHMSA proposal would broaden gas pipeline safety requirements

    The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed broader natural gas transmission pipeline safety regulations that would add new assessment and repair criteria, and include lines in medium population density areas, called moderate consequence areas, where an incident would pose ...

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    Thu, 17 Mar 2016

  3. PHMSA to issue gas pipeline safety rules soon, House panel told

    The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration expects to issue natural gas pipeline safety rules in the next few weeks now that its proposals have completed a White House Office of Management and Budget review, PHMSA Administrator Marie Therese Dominguez told a US House Energy and ...

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    Tue, 1 Mar 2016

  4. House Energy and Commerce Committee approves pipeline safety bill

    The US House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed HR 5050, the pipeline safety reauthorization bill, on Apr. 27. The action followed the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s approval of its own pipeline safety bill, HR 4937, a week earlier.

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    Wed, 27 Apr 2016

  5. NEB, CEPA form committee on pipeline safety

    Canada’s National Energy Board and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association have formed a pipeline safety committee.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016

  6. US House approves amended version of Senate’s pipeline safety bill

    The US House unanimously approved an amended federal pipeline safety bill that included changes from bills two of its committees approved in late April and sent the reworked measure back to the Senate for further consideration. The Senate unanimously passed the original version in late March.

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    Thu, 9 Jun 2016

  7. AOPL releases annual pipeline safety report, strategic plan

    The Association of Oil Pipe Lines released the 2016 API-AOPL Annual Liquids Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report & Strategic Plan, which it developed jointly with the American Petroleum Institute.

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    Thu, 18 Aug 2016

  8. House panel votes to move pipeline safety bill to full committee

    A US House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee unanimously approved pipeline safety legislation on Mar. 16 and sent the measure to the full committee for consideration.

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    Thu, 17 Mar 2016

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