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4 Shocking Facts About America's Aging Pipeline Infrastructure

Posted by Baker Hughes on Oct 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

"Since 2010, there have been 1,300 oil spills from U.S. pipelines - or one spill every two days."

Out of Sight, Out of Time 

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There are 2.5 million miles of pipelines in the United States. They carry all of our nation’s natural gas and a majority of its oil and refined petroleum products. Literally, they are the lifeblood of industry, critical to the United States’ economic well-being. Shockingly, much of that pipeline has a high risk for spills due to corrosion.

The four facts below are discussed in greater depth in the new white paper from Baker Hughes titled, "New Solutions for Aging Pipelines."

  • Half of the nation's existing pipeline is over 50 years old
  • Much of this existing pipeline is made of material that is highly sucseptible to corrosion
  • There are 2.5 million miles of pipelines in the United States, all of which will eventually need to be replaced or rehabilitated
  • Since 2010, there have been 1,300 oil spills from U.S. pipelines - or one spill every two days

Click Here to Read The White Paper

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