Pipeline and shutoff valves

CEA Florida Executive Director was featured in the Sun Sentinel discussing the importance of pipelines during hurricane season.

Florida is reportedly vulnerable to energy disruption in one of two ways: if supply is shut down in the Gulf of Mexico, or if a pipeline fails. Hurricanes — which can interrupt supply and leave the state susceptible to shortfalls and excessive prices — can do both. After a string of quiet hurricane seasons — 11 in all, until September — we’ve forgotten this. But Hurricane Hermine’s minimal impact last month gently reminded us — and Hurricane Matthew not-so-gently: Do we have the pipeline infrastructure we need to avoid such a scenario? Unless we get more pipelines in the ground, probably not.

Read more – Sun Sentinel