Oil and Gas Transportation: Pipeline and Rail Infrastructure Issues


Elton Simmons (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TEC003000

Increased oil and gas production presents challenges for transportation infrastructure because some of this increase is in areas with limited transportation linkages. Technology advancements such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (pumping water, sand, and chemicals into wells to fracture underground rock formations and allow oil or gas to flow) have allowed companies to extract oil and gas from shale and other tight geological formations. This book examines overall challenges that increased oil and gas production may pose for transportation infrastructure; specific pipeline safety risks and how the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is addressing them; and specific rail safety risks and how DOT is addressing them.
(Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Oil and Gas Transportation: Department of Transportation Is Taking Actions to Address Rail Safety, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Improve Pipeline Safety (pp. 1-58)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 – U.S. Rail Transportation of Crude Oil: Background and Issues for Congress (p. 59-92)
John Frittelli, Paul W. Parfomak, Jonathan L. Ramseur, Anthony Andrews, Robert Pirog and Michael Ratner

Chapter 3 – Keeping America‘s Pipelines Safe and Secure: Key Issues for Congress (pp. 93-140)
Paul W. Parfomak


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