Study: Aging pipelines prompt safety concerns

09/3/2010 | Washington Independent (Washington, D.C.), The

The overwhelming majority of America's oil and natural gas pipelines were installed before 1979, according to a review of records held by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Less than 30% of pipelines were built in 1979 or later, and just 9% of gas lines were installed later than 2000. "Aging infrastructure is the latest concern about the country's millions of miles of pipelines," writes Andrew Restuccia.

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