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US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

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Report says California oil spill caused by corroded pipe 19 February 2016

A preliminary report from the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has blamed a corroded pipe for the more than 120,000 gallon oil spill that affected miles of California’s coastline near the city of Santa Barbara last May. Local, state and federal regulators are probing the incident and will release a final report later this year. ...

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US Senate debates country’s pipeline problems 31 January 2013

The US Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation relocated to Charleston, West Virginia, on January 28 for hearings on issues affecting the country’s pipeline network. This follows the December 2012 natural gas transmission pipeline explosion at Sissonville, West Virginia, which destroyed several homes and a section of interstate highway. ...

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GAO says US fracking pipelines unsupervised 23 March 2012

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report on March 22 that most of the almost quarter million miles of pipelines used to carry gas recovered from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations across the country were not being regularly inspected for leaks or corrosion by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). ...

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Ohio gasoline pipeline back in service after January leak 20 March 2012

The cracked pipeline that leaked 116,760 gallons of gasoline in Wellington, Ohio, has been removed and replaced with a new pipeline under the guidance of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), according to a Sunoco spokesperson. The 8-inch pipeline, owned by Sunoco, runs from Toledo, Ohio, to Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and is now back in service....

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Federal pipeline safety to get extra $67m million and 120 new employees under Obama proposal 17 February 2012

President Obama has announced that he is seeking more resources for pipeline safety following an increase in the number of accidents across the US and growing safety concerns....

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San Francisco sues US pipeline agency for PG&E explosion 17 February 2012

San Francisco is sueing a federal agency for failing to enforce safety standards before the 2010 explosion of a PG&E Corp. gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, that killed eight people. In addition, negotiations between PG&E and the San Bruno municipality over restitution for the blast have apparently stalled....

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