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Direct: 202.292.4509
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President & CEO
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AOPL Press Releases

Liquids pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment decreased 38 percent over the last five years, while total pipeline incidents were down 21 percent, according to government pipeline safety data. The findings are part of the 2020 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report released today by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) using publicly available safety data from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released new polling data measuring the sentiment of the American public toward pipelines, climate change and the energy transition. By wide margins across key audiences, Americans support pipelines to move their energy and want to avoid addressing climate change in ways that increase their energy costs.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) lamented the Biden administration's first day action to block thousands of new jobs and deprive those workers of billions of dollars in payroll salary. The losses are a result of President Biden's expected revocation of the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, currently under construction between Alberta, Canada and Nebraska.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) welcomed Congressional approval of legislation to reauthorize federal pipeline safety laws. The Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2020 authorizes federal pipeline safety law through September 30, 2023, and was included in the year-end omnibus appropriations and COVID relief bill.

Today, the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released the following statement regarding today's action by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to establish a new index level to calculate annual changes for interstate oil pipeline rate ceilings for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.