Point of View - Colonial's Lemmon: Pipelines' commitment to safety, integrity long-standing, permanent

US petroleum liquids pipelines committed to greater safety and system integrity as long ago as 1998, according to David L. Lemmon, president and CEO of Colonial Pipeline Co., Atlanta.Leaders of the liquids pipeline industry—the major integrated companies as well as the major independent pipeline companies—concluded that "we needed to track our spill history andUimprove upon it," said Lemmon, in an exclusive interview with Oil & Gas Journal.That commitment preceded catastrophic pipeline accidents in 1999 and 2000 in Washington and New Mexico states, major federal pipeline safety legislation that followed, and Colonial's own large monetary settlement in 2003 as a result ...

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