public relations propaganda video gone wrong.
You might remember that I’ve mentioned often how corrosive hydrocarbons and drilling waste are and how they will corrode the pipelines and cause them to leak. Well…
DOT proposes fine for Williams following rural Virginia accident
A gas pipeline ruptured causing 15 injuries, 23 families had to be evacuated and 2 homes were destroyed.
The USDOT is issuing a probable violation and possible civil penalty. They could be fined $952,500. It seems the department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) investigation determined that Williams failed to maintain their pipeline properly.
…possible failures by Williams-Transco to address regulatory requirements for monitoring and preventing external corrosion.
PHMSA imposed some additional stiff restrictions and corrective actions on Williams.
Shiloh Chris requested more information, which is easily obtained using “teh Google,” but I always try to comply with reader wishes, so here:
Uhmm…yes, it was obviously a gas pipeline. If you have gas wells, you will also have gas pipelines. In addition, Williams wants to install pipelines to transport drilling waste.