Trade groups collaborate on pipeline safety
Aug 10, 2011 at 10:27 am in Business, News by TheNewsGirl
After several pipeline spills in the U.S. over the past couple of years, industry groups are trying to show a greater commitment to safety.
Six trade groups from both the U.S. and Canada said they’ll partner on a joint study of safety models and procedures in other industries.
They’re hoping it’ll allow them to create a model to apply to north american pipelines.
The six groups are:
The Canadian Gas Association, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, the American Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
42,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Yellowstone River in Montana this year from a pipeline break, about a year after an Enbridge pipeline spilled 800,000 gallons into the Kalamazoo River.