Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Construction workers specializing in pipe-laying work on a section of pipeline on July 25, 2013, outside Watford City, North Dakota. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

With pipeline growth booming, the US agency in charge of safety struggles to keep up

BY: - December 12, 2023

The pipeline industry added thousands of miles of natural gas, crude oil and carbon dioxide pipelines to the national network in recent years. But the federal regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that vast system’s safety failed to grow at the same pace. Pipeline miles expand every year, and are expected to see even faster growth […]