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Gas Gathering Pipelines Draw Safety Concerns From Federal Agency

June 25, 2019, 4:39 PM

A federal safety agency and its advisers are seeking more detailed disclosures for larger gas pipelines, especially those that have proliferated with the demand for shale gas.

A proposal (RIN:2137-AE72) from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration takes a close look at gathering pipelines, which transport natural gas from its source to a facility to be processed, or to a transmission line.

With the expansion of shale gas extraction and advances in drilling technology, gas production has increased, meaning gathering pipelines are getting wider in diameter and handling gas at higher pressures.

To address ...