Corrosion has been blamed for an oil spill that occurred in Wyoming this past May. A backhoe initially nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline, which, over time, resulted in corrosion until the pipeline eventually ruptured.
There are currently 139 operating oil refineries in the United States, producing nearly 18 million barrels of crude oil daily. Considering that a vast majority of the 165,000 miles of U.S. oil pipeline is
Warm weather brings increased water usage across the country. It also brings dynamic soil shifts and freeze-thaw cycles, all of which are problematic for underground pipes. The Department of Public Works in Milwaukee, WI
As summer quickly approaches, many northern cities are experiencing the after-effects of the harsh winter season. The winter brought record lows and snowfall, but the warmer summer weather is proving to be less welcome