Reviewing Safety of U.S. Energy Infrastructure

Posted December 1, 2014 at 5:03am

Rigzone asks: “US Energy Infrastructure: Is it Safe?”  

The piece reports: “First, the good news regarding energy transportation in the United States: about 99.5 percent of all material transported by either railroad cars or by pipelines reaches its destination. However, the accident rate is still too high, and it is even up slightly for gas liquids, even when adjusted for volumes and miles traveled. And most pipeline incidents are happening on new pipeline systems, not older ones, according to speakers at a recent Energy Symposium hosted by the University of Houston.”