Shale Energy Law Blog
Pipelines are safe. They already are the safest way to transport energy – and getting safer.
November 28, 2016
In a recent op-ed published in the Post-Gazette, “Gas Pipelines Represent Prosperity” (Sept. 5 Perspectives), David Spigelmyer and James Kunz of the Marcellus Shale Coalition described the many benefits that Pennsylvanians could see from the expansion of natural-gas pipelines and related energy infrastructure in the commonwealth. That op-ed prompted a response from Art Wegweiser (Oct. 3) adding an important cautionary note about pipeline safety. The good news, according to a 2015 report from the American Gas Foundation, “Natural Gas Pipeline Safety and Reliability: An Assessment of Progress,” is that pipelines are safe — and getting safer. Read my full article describing the AGF report and industry’s efforts to improve pipeline safety.