As Texas produces ever increasing quantities of oil, the need for more energy infrastructure to deliver it safely and efficiently to energy consumers continues to grow.
Pipelines are not only the most efficient, and therefore market viable, option to move energy products, they are also the safest. Compared to alternative overland options, like rail and truck, pipelines have the highest success rate of any energy transportation channel. Balanced regulation, which prioritizes safety and practicality, helps create an environment conducive to pipeline deployment and making these systems even safer. It’s important policymakers stay the course and not kowtow to anti-fossil fuel special interests, many of whom wish to keep oil and gas in the ground.
Read more – The Dallas Morning News