visualizing US Pipeline Spills, 1986-2016
Posted: 17 December 2016 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s a heck of a visualization of what we are willing to do to our planet without a second thought.

US Pipeline Spills, 1986-2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywCqqhkiq0M

Nitin Gadda writes:  “My suspicion was that pipeline accidents are rare, but as I investigated, I found that they actually happen all the time. As shown in the mapstory I produced above, in the last 30 years, there have been over 8,700 liquid pipeline spills, averaging nearly one every day.

One, in fact, happened recently only 150 miles from Standing Rock, where over 4,200 barrels (180,000 gallons) spilled into a river. And the spills add up – if the 4.2 million barrels (176 million gallons) that have spilled in the last 30 years were counted as a single spill, it would be the third largest in history, right under the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, when 4.9 million barrels spilled in the Gulf of Mexico. ...”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58544094e4b06ae7ec2a3e17

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Posted: 29 December 2017 08:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh the lust for profits.

Trump Rolls Back Offshore Safety Rules Born From BP Oil Spill
By Catherine Traywick
December 28, 2017,

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-28/trump-rolls-back-offshore-safety-rules-born-from-bp-oil-spill

The Trump administration is rolling back offshore drilling rules put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 workers and spewed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. 

… The agency on Thursday proposed several changes to those regulations, including scrapping a requirement that operators certify through a third party that their safety devices are functioning properly.

The changes will save companies at least $288 million over 10 years, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

… President Obama put the safety rules in place late last year, after six years of analysis following the 2010 BP Plc oil spill, in which a well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed changes include revisions to safety system design requirements and equipment failure reporting requirements.

… ”Reversing offshore safety rules isn’t just deregulation, it’s willful ignorance.” …

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Posted: 29 December 2017 09:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Since I’m on the topic.  How about some facts and figures?    smirk

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/oil-spills

How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly Invisible
When a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico cracked recently, most of the oil wasn’t perceptible. The depth was one reason, but environmental forces were another.
By CHRISTINA CARON\
Oct. 29, 2017
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Top 20 onshore U.S. oil and gas spills since 2010

Associated Press Published 6:51 p.m. ET Nov. 17, 2017
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/11/17/top-20-onshore-oil-and-gas-spills/876390001/


The spill of an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota on Thursday from TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline is one of the 20 largest onshore oil or petroleum product spills since 2010.

Here are the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The list ranks them by size and includes the date, gallons spilled, commodity, company name, city or county and state of spill and estimated costs including property and environmental damages.

— July 29, 2013: 865,200 gallons, crude oil, Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Co., MountRail County, N.D., $17,755,766
— July 25, 2010: 843,444 gallons, crude oil, Enbridge Energy, Marshall, Mich., $927,270,213
— Dec. 5, 2016: 529,830 gallons, crude oil, Belle Fourche Pipeline Co., Billings County, N.D., $11,334,049
— June 4, 2011: 513,618 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC, Chico, Texas, $1,472,079
— Oct. 11, 2010: 428,400 gallons, crude oil, Centurion Pipeline LP, Levelland, Texas, $70,748
— Jan. 19, 2017: 420,378 gallons, crude oil, Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, Logan County, Colo., $345,554
— April 13, 2011: 378,000 gallons, gasoline, Marathon Pipe Line, Dansville, Mich., $38,661,147
— Dec. 8, 2014: 369,600 gallons, gasoline, Plantation Pipe Line Co., Belton, S.C., $3,951,634
— August 29, 2016: 361,200 gallons, crude oil, Sunoco Pipeline LP, Sweetwater, Texas, $4,017,900
— Oct. 23, 2016: 319,326 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC, Cushing, Okla., $7,818,638
— Sept. 9, 2010: 316,596 gallons, crude oil, Enbridge Energy, Romeoville, Illi., $52,284,683
— Sept. 9, 2016: 309,540 gallons, gasoline, Colonial Pipeline Co., Helena, Ala., $66,234,072
— Jan. 27, 2011: 290,262 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC, Iola, Texas $4,834,962
— Aug. 31, 2017: 240,072 gallons gasoline, Magellan Terminals Holdings LP, Galena Park, Texas, $1,340,026
— March 9, 2013:235,200 gallons, crude oil, Lion Oil Trading and Transportation, Inc., Magnolia, Ark., $3,538,062
— Aug. 31, 2017: 221,424 gallons, gasoline, Magellan Terminals Holding LP, Galena Park, Texas, $1,292,026
— Jan. 30, 2017: 210,000 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline, Anna, Texas, $2,346,925
— Nov. 16, 2017: 210,000 gallons, crude oil, TransCanada Corp, Marshall County, S.D., Cost not yet known
— Oct. 13, 2014: 189,378 gallons, crude oil, Mid-Valley Pipeline Co., Mooringsport, La., $12,049,280
— Oct. 31, 2016: 186,669 gallons, gasoline, Colonial Pipeline Co., Helena, Ala., $16,844,292

I’ve often wondered, what the hell are we in such a mad rush for?
What’s wrong with a little slower, a little more deliberate, a little more thoughtful, less self-destructive.
But, no, burn it up fast as we can seems the motto of the species.  - head scratching smiley -

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Posted: 02 January 2018 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Citizenschallenge said:
Here are the top 20 spills during that period as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The list ranks them by size and includes the date, gallons spilled, commodity, company name, city or county and state of spill and estimated costs including property and environmental damages.

— July 29, 2013: 865,200 gallons, crude oil, Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Co., MountRail County, N.D., $17,755,766
— July 25, 2010: 843,444 gallons, crude oil, Enbridge Energy, Marshall, Mich., $927,270,213
— Dec. 5, 2016: 529,830 gallons, crude oil, Belle Fourche Pipeline Co., Billings County, N.D., $11,334,049
— June 4, 2011: 513,618 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC, Chico, Texas, $1,472,079
— Oct. 11, 2010: 428,400 gallons, crude oil, Centurion Pipeline LP, Levelland, Texas, $70,748
— Jan. 19, 2017: 420,378 gallons, crude oil, Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, Logan County, Colo., $345,554
— April 13, 2011: 378,000 gallons, gasoline, Marathon Pipe Line, Dansville, Mich., $38,661,147
— Dec. 8, 2014: 369,600 gallons, gasoline, Plantation Pipe Line Co., Belton, S.C., $3,951,634
— August 29, 2016: 361,200 gallons, crude oil, Sunoco Pipeline LP, Sweetwater, Texas, $4,017,900
— Oct. 23, 2016: 319,326 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC, Cushing, Okla., $7,818,638
— Sept. 9, 2010: 316,596 gallons, crude oil, Enbridge Energy, Romeoville, Illi., $52,284,683
— Sept. 9, 2016: 309,540 gallons, gasoline, Colonial Pipeline Co., Helena, Ala., $66,234,072
— Jan. 27, 2011: 290,262 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline LLC, Iola, Texas $4,834,962
— Aug. 31, 2017: 240,072 gallons gasoline, Magellan Terminals Holdings LP, Galena Park, Texas, $1,340,026
— March 9, 2013:235,200 gallons, crude oil, Lion Oil Trading and Transportation, Inc., Magnolia, Ark., $3,538,062
— Aug. 31, 2017: 221,424 gallons, gasoline, Magellan Terminals Holding LP, Galena Park, Texas, $1,292,026
— Jan. 30, 2017: 210,000 gallons, crude oil, Enterprise Crude Pipeline, Anna, Texas, $2,346,925
— Nov. 16, 2017: 210,000 gallons, crude oil, TransCanada Corp, Marshall County, S.D., Cost not yet known
— Oct. 13, 2014: 189,378 gallons, crude oil, Mid-Valley Pipeline Co., Mooringsport, La., $12,049,280
— Oct. 31, 2016: 186,669 gallons, gasoline, Colonial Pipeline Co., Helena, Ala., $16,844,292
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I’ve often wondered, what the hell are we in such a mad rush for?
What’s wrong with a little slower, a little more deliberate, a little more thoughtful, less self-destructive.
But, no, burn it up fast as we can seems the motto of the species.  - head scratching smiley -

Well, it’s going to save the oil companies 288 million over 10 years. It’s good Trumpian economics. rolleyes

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