PHMSA’s State Pipeline Safety Program Lacks Effective Management and Oversight
The Inspector General for the Department of Transportation faults pipeline safety oversight.
"PHMSA’s guidelines, policies, and procedures for State pipeline safety programs lack elements to ensure State inspections cover all Federal requirements and pipeline operators maintain safety standards." May 7, 2014
Natural Gas Pipelines: Problems From Beginning to End
Food & Water Watch report on problems with shale gas pipelines, including accidents, spills, explosions, lack of oversight, and harmful levels of radon.
SCGF Real information about health issues caused by compressor noise, from a Retired Major US Airforce
Please read this fact driven letter penned by Charles Morgan, PE, Inactive Major, USAF, Retired, himself diagnosed with Vibrioacoustic Disease (VAD).
Comments on API Recommended Practice 1162 Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators
A critique of the American Petroleum Institute's recommended p[ractices by the Pipeline Safety Trust. Undated.
NYS Public Service commission Regulations on Gas Transmission
Links available to Process Guide, Flow Chart, the regulations for fuel gas transmission lines ten or more miles and less than ten miles, and case information.
Wiki's List of Pipeline Accidents
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company --Motion to Intervene before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Filed by Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, New Jersey Highlands Coalition and Fight the Pipe Filed January 19, 2012.
Statistical Analysis of "Significant Incidents"
Pipeline accidents, data from the Barnett Shale. Jerry J. Lobdill, physicist and chemical engineer, July 28, 2009
Air Quality Problems of Pipelines and Compressor Stations in Shale Gas Production
Overview: Pipeline Accounting and Leak Detection by Mass Balance, Theory and Hardward Implementation
Arnold E. Liu, Quantum Dynamics, Inc.
Introduction to Injection Wells
The International School of Well Drilling continuing education program on injection wells. It claims 750 billion gallons of hazardous and non-hazardous waste are "safely" disposed of each year.
The longevity of infrastructure associated with shale gas extraction. June 2011. (Video 6:28)
Natural gas transmission leakage rates Background on Coal Plant Conversions to Natural Gas
The major source of natural gas losses from local distribution systems is cast iron distribution pipes. Recent data on leakage rates from cast iron distribution pipelines highlights the potential variability of actual leakage rates around the world. Most of the pipes installed prior to the 1950s were cast iron.