Alternatives to oil pipelines

In 1997, authority over rate making for interstate oil and natural gas pipelines was transferred to the newly created FERC. This article describes the history of  19 Sep 2018 Underground gas and oil pipelines eventually reach the end of their service life. This creates a challenge – what to do with a former asset once  The Battle Over Oil Sands Access to Tidewater: A Political Risk. Analysis of Pipeline Alternatives. George Hoberg. Department of Forest Resources Management.

Underground gas and oil pipelines eventually reach the end of their service life. This creates a challenge – what to do with a former asset once it is decommissioned and/or abandoned to avoid unintended consequences such as corrosion leading to collapse and transportation conduits for unintended materials. Golder is currently developing an alternative based on our long. The Congressional Research Service estimates that transporting crude oil by pipeline is cheaper than rail, about $5/barrel versus $10 to $15/barrel. But rail is more flexible and has 140,000 miles of track in the United States compared to 57,000 miles of crude oil pipelines. Shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline could push more oil onto risky trains. The pipeline opponents focus mainly on Enbridge Inc.’s plan to pipe oil sands oil to Kitimat and off to Asian markets in tankers, but they are equally opposed to the Kinder Morgan proposal to triple the capacity of its existing Edmonton-to-Vancouver pipeline and ship the oil to Asia in tankers through Burrard Inlet. Rail and pipeline: Heavy crude oil extracted from western Canada and the Bakken rock formation would be transported via railroad to Oklahoma. From there, it would be transported to refineries near The argument for the pipeline is not only that it would give the U.S. a secure source of oil with low transportation costs, create jobs and help our close ally Canada, but also that the alternative is actually worse from an environmental point of view. Canada is still going to produce its oil, and the U.S. is still going to need energy. This has driven both the oil and gas industry and water/wastewater systems to look for solutions for safely and effectively abandoning pipelines. One solution has been to excavate and remove the abandoned line – this is expensive and time consuming and carries its own environmental costs, in terms of disturbed ground, backfill material and access requirements.

26 Sep 2013 Following the suspension of oil production, the government of South Sudan announced that it would build an alternative export pipeline to the 

Rail and pipeline: Heavy crude oil extracted from western Canada and the Bakken rock formation would be transported via railroad to Oklahoma. From there, it would be transported to refineries near The argument for the pipeline is not only that it would give the U.S. a secure source of oil with low transportation costs, create jobs and help our close ally Canada, but also that the alternative is actually worse from an environmental point of view. Canada is still going to produce its oil, and the U.S. is still going to need energy. This has driven both the oil and gas industry and water/wastewater systems to look for solutions for safely and effectively abandoning pipelines. One solution has been to excavate and remove the abandoned line – this is expensive and time consuming and carries its own environmental costs, in terms of disturbed ground, backfill material and access requirements. Oil shale, tar sands, and heavy crude oil are all materials from which oil can be extracted—at a cost. Resources are abundant and could greatly impact the U.S. oil supply in the future. Get the facts about these “unconventional” sources of oil from the National Academies, advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. The result was clear. Both rail and pipelines are quite safe, but pipelines are without a doubt the safest way to transport oil and gas. In every year from 2003 to 2013, pipelines experienced fewer occurrences per million barrels of oil equivalent transported than did rail. Pipelines and Alternatives is an independent news source focussing on the latest news in energy, politics, safety, training & jobs and First Nations involvement in the safe transportation and delivery of energy across Canada.

26 Sep 2013 Following the suspension of oil production, the government of South Sudan announced that it would build an alternative export pipeline to the 

25 Jun 2019 The main substitutes for oil and gas energy include nuclear power, solar power, ethanol, and wind power. Fossil fuels still dwarf these 

As crude output from shale plays push pipeline capacity to its limits, the use of alternative transport methods to get oil from well sites to refiners have become 

Commodity movements by pipeline, rail, or ship; Changes in shipping routes; Increases or decreases oil, gas and ethanol storage. 120. pipeline alternatives such as rail or truck. Price differentials created opportunities for investment in oil pipelines. Between 2010 and 2015, the total length of  15 Jun 2018 The 1950s-era pipeline carries up to 540,000 barrels of natural gas and oil per day from Superior to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The Enbridge  The existing Line 3 is an Enbridge pipeline that ships crude oil from Alberta to impacts associated with the proposed Project and its alternatives would be an  15 May 2015 Investment in alternatives to new natural gas pipelines, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, are good for our climate and our 

24 Jan 2012 President Obama's decision last week to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the U.S. was cheered by some 

Rail and pipeline: Heavy crude oil extracted from western Canada and the Bakken rock formation would be transported via railroad to Oklahoma. From there, it would be transported to refineries near The argument for the pipeline is not only that it would give the U.S. a secure source of oil with low transportation costs, create jobs and help our close ally Canada, but also that the alternative is actually worse from an environmental point of view. Canada is still going to produce its oil, and the U.S. is still going to need energy. This has driven both the oil and gas industry and water/wastewater systems to look for solutions for safely and effectively abandoning pipelines. One solution has been to excavate and remove the abandoned line – this is expensive and time consuming and carries its own environmental costs, in terms of disturbed ground, backfill material and access requirements. Oil shale, tar sands, and heavy crude oil are all materials from which oil can be extracted—at a cost. Resources are abundant and could greatly impact the U.S. oil supply in the future. Get the facts about these “unconventional” sources of oil from the National Academies, advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. The result was clear. Both rail and pipelines are quite safe, but pipelines are without a doubt the safest way to transport oil and gas. In every year from 2003 to 2013, pipelines experienced fewer occurrences per million barrels of oil equivalent transported than did rail.

As crude output from shale plays push pipeline capacity to its limits, the use of alternative transport methods to get oil from well sites to refiners have become