Oil & Gas Pipelines

North America consists of a vast network of inter- and intrastate pipelines that transport products ranging from water to hazardous liquids to raw materials. The U.S. oil and gas pipeline network is estimated to be 2.6 million miles in length, delivering trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of billions of tons of liquid petroleum products each year. The infrastructure’s main environmental health and safety risks include: land use and forest fragmentation, compressor station emissions, erosion and sedimentation, spills and leaks, and explosions.

Explore our site’s various articles about oil and gas pipeline issues below, listed in descending order by date.

The Falcon Public EIA Project

In the summer of 2018, FracTracker released a detailed environmental impact assessment (EIA), including digital maps, of the Falcon Ethane Pipeline

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Falcon Pipeline Moves Forward Despite Unresolved Concerns

Pittsburgh, PA – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of…

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