Major pipelines take hit, but oil networks keep growing

Politico discusses how major pipelines have taken a hit, but oil networks keep growing. Despite recent high-profile courtroom losses, the oil and gas industry has succeeded in putting tens of thousands of miles of new steel in the ground.

“One thing for sure is there is a lot going on in the pipeline world outside of the public attention on shiny objects like Keystone XL, DAPL or Atlantic Coast,” said John Stoody, vice president of government and public relations at trade group Association of Oil Pipe Lines, pointing to government records showing about 10,000 miles of oil pipelines were built since 2015. “While the many have been focused on debating the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, we’ve actually built and have newly operating over the last five years the mileage equivalent of over 18 Atlantic Coast Pipelines.”

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