Oil Pipeline Design and Maintenance – No Small Matter

On a recent trip to Houston, Texas, I decided to rent a convertible and stay on the Gulf coast, commuting the three business days of my trip.  More than 10 miles of the commute were through oil refineries, literally stretching as far as the eye could see.  And, on the drive back to the airport, … Continued

Part I: Gas Pipeline Accidents – Misguided Assumptions

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) collects data on incidents and accidents, which are then further classified into either ‘Serious Incidents’ or ‘Significant Incidents.’ Serious Incidents are those that result in either a fatality, or an injury requiring hospitalization. Significant Incidents are those which result in any of the … Continued