Which Transportation Mode Is Safer For Liquid Hydrocarbon Transfer In The U.S.?
- Sep 17, 2020 11:59 am GMT
There have been various discussions on permitting new energy pipelines (crude, liquefied petroleum gas, refined products, natural gas) in the U.S., questioning their viability, need, and cost. In this article, I look specifically at liquid pipelines (i.e. the first 3 mentioned above), and investigate the safety record vs. alternatives of barging, trucking, and railcars.
The United States has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world, with more than 2.4 million miles of pipe. The liquid pipeline network is impressive, spanning 215,736 total miles by the end of 2017, per the Association of Oil Pipelines and Chart 1 of U.S. liquids pipelines.
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