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New Pipeline Safety Act passed in Canada, expect new broad regulations from the NEB

Canada - June 30 2015 On June 18, 2015, the new Federal Pipeline Safety Act (Bill C-46) received Royal Assent. The Pipeline Safety Act includes amendments to the National

Congressional hearing on Pipeline Safety

USA - July 8 2015 In the wake of the recent Plains All American Pipeline ("Plains") release, the U.S. House subcommittee on Energy & Power has issued a lengthy

PHMSA issues pipeline damage prevention final rule

USA - July 16 2015 Excavation damage by third-parties has resulted in 757 injuries and $545 million in property damage from 1,815 pipeline incidents between 1988 and

New regulations coming for gathering lines

USA - June 16 2015 Every time I speak at industry conferences, I am asked "what's on the horizon for new regulation?" For the last five years, I've been predicting more

Major changes proposed for hazardous liquids pipelines Integrity Management

USA - October 14 2015 The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed expansion of the current Integrity Management rules to include

Pipeline Safety Act reauthorization process begins

USA - November 19 2015 It's reauthorization time again. Every 4 years, chapter 49 of the code of federal regulations governing pipeline safety comes up for review. This

Well said, API_News.

USA - October 18 2015 In the wake of Obama administration decision to cancel 2016 and 2017 Arctic oil lease sales, API statement is well focused on cause and effect-the

Major changes proposed for hazardous liquids pipelines Integrity Management

USA - October 14 2015 The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed expansion of the current Integrity Management rules to include

PHMSA issues pipeline damage prevention final rule

USA - July 16 2015 Excavation damage by third-parties has resulted in 757 injuries and $545 million in property damage from 1,815 pipeline incidents between 1988 and

PHMSA notice of proposed rulemaking: expanding use of Excess Flow Valves

USA - July 11 2015 PHMSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to expand the use of Excess Flow Valves (EFVs), which are safety devices installed on natural gas