Exorbitant utility and electricity costs are essentially a tax on those that can afford it least and it saps the vitality of energy-intensive manufacturing and entire portions of the nation’s economy still struggling to recover.
Approving new pipeline infrastructure upgrades can go a long way toward:
- Reducing price volatility
- Alleviating supply bottlenecks
- Providing affordable, reliable energy.
Increasingly our energy security also means considering ways we can improve environmental quality. Pipelines play a key role in this solution by reducing air emissions and congestion, all while being the most affordable way to move energy products over long distances.
For instance, a modestly-sized petroleum pipeline (roughly 150,000 barrels per day in capacity) could help:
- Remove as many as 750 trucks from the roads and highways
- Remove the number railcars by 225 per day
By reducing traffic, approving more pipelines significantly help reduce emissions from production fields. Pipeline have also been a substantial part of meeting increasingly stringent air quality standards from regulatory agencies like the EPA.