Midstream & Transport Monitor - May 29, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas—After a pipeline rupture in 2010 spilled more than 26,000 barrels of oil from a creek flowing into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that the American Petroleum Institute (API), in coordination with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), industry leaders and the public, form a stakeholder group. The result: Recommended Practice (RP) 1173. Its main goal is to provide guidance to pipeline operators for developing and maintaining a pipeline safety management system.