GeoCorr Blog

“Gas Mega Rule” Aims to Prevent Pipeline Spills, Deadly Gas Explosions

27 Apr, 2021

The oil and gas industry has been working the past year to implement integrity management and mitigating plans in response to the Pipeline Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) “Gas Mega Rule” which was adopted in 2019 and went into effect on July 1, 2020.

Split into the three parts, the Gas Mega Rule looks to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions by strengthening safety in more than 500,000 miles of pipelines that carry natural gas, oil, and other hazardous materials in the U.S.

Read More

The Importance of Pipeline Inspections

14 Apr, 2021

Most of us take energy for granted in our daily lives until something goes wrong. We know it is important but that usually does not hit home until the power grid goes dark and the lights go out or your vehicle runs out of gas on a lonely stretch of blacktop.

Yet, from the first thing each morning when we fire up the coffee maker to the moment we turn out the nightstand light and our heads hit the pillow, our modern lives rely on the oil and natural gas industry.

Read More

Common Pipeline Pigging Terms You Should Know

18 Mar, 2021

The pipeline inspection industry has a language all its own starting with the term “pigging” to describe using pipeline inspection gauges to inspect, clean and perform other pipeline operations.

While “pipeline inspection gauge” certainly does form a nice acronym for “pig”, the term “pig” and “pigging” was born, according to NPR, because the earliest pipeline cleaning deices, made from bales of straw wrapped in barbed wire, made a pig-like squealing noise when travelling through pipes.

Read More
GeoCorr Oil Pipeline History

Oil Pipeline History & How They Work to Distribute Oil Across the US

24 Feb, 2021

It has been 160 years since the first modern oil pipeline was laid and it is still the most cost-effective mode of transporting liquid petroleum and natural gas across the country to help assist the everyday lives of Americans.

There are some 2.8 million miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States and that number is growing with 9,000 miles currently being built or expanded and another 12,500 miles of pipeline that has been approved or announced.

Read More