Petroleum Pipelines—Facts and Safety (EC3003)

Petroleum Pipelines—Facts and Safety (EC3003)

EC3003

Since 2005, increased United States oil and natural gas production and increased oil output from Canadian oil sands has outpaced existing transportation infrastructure. As a result, there are plans to increase both natural gas and oil pipelines in the U.S. Although increased production of hydrocarbons has economic benefit, there are concerns about leaks and spills from petroleum pipelines and their potential environmental impacts. There has been particular concern about protecting Nebraska’s water resources from possible leaks of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension, the permit application for which was denied by the U.S. Department of State on November 6, 2015.

 

Details

AUTHORS

Steven S Sibray, Douglas R Hallum

SUBJECT

Natural Resources / Environmental & Natural Resources

PUBLICATION DATE

January 9, 2017

LAST REVISION DATE

None

LANGUAGE

N/A

FORMATS

PDF

SERIES

Extension Circular