Technology Improvements for Ultrasonic Crack Inspection
Inspecting Pipelines With Discovery™, The World’s Only Subsea CT Scanner
Jennifer Briddon / Ben Metcalfe >>> Tracerco
Risk Reduction of Dropped Objects on Pipelines around Offshore Platforms
Henning Bø >>> TDW Offshore Services
Systematic Handling and “Live” Repair of Gas Pipeline Leaks
Asle Venas / Jens P. Tronskar / Lee Chon Gee >>> DNV GL
Corrosion Prevention
For a century now, DENSO Group Germany represents experience, quality and reliability for corrosion prevention and sealing technology
Integrity of Subsea Pipeline Butt Welds through Design, Construction & Operational Life
Harry Cotton / Istvan Bartha >>> Wood
Innovative Technology of Non–Contact Magnetic Tomography for Subsea Pipeline
N. H. A. Ahmad / R. Z. Ismail / M. P. Othman / I. Kolesnikov >>> Transkor (M) Sdn Bhd / PETRONAS
Ultra-deep Water Gas Pipelines Collapse and Consequences
Hossein Pirzad / Leif Collberg / Samaneh Etemadi >>> EGIS / DNV GL / University of Oslo
Take a look at the newest ptj Issue OFFSHORE PIPELINES

Court Rejects Bid to Build Pipeline Transporting Fracked Gas Through New York

Court Rejects Bid to Build Pipeline Transporting Fracked Gas Through New York (railway fx / shutterstock)

"Constitution" a proposed 195-km natural gas pipeline championed by the US petroleum industry as well as the executive branch of federal government has been rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit on environmental grounds. The ruling marks a significant victory of state jurisdiction over federal environmental laws and reverses the pro-pipeline industry course that Washington has been on this year.

The pipeline would connect Pennsylvania fracked gas fields to the Iroquois pipeline in Schoharie, New York. Along the way it would cross over 120 streams and state authorities have little confidence that this could be done without compromising the environment.

"We hope this sends a loud message that New York will not rubber stamp any project that fails to protect public health and our environment," said Basil Seggos of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

It is possible that oil companies will join together and appeal the ruling, but state environmental groups contend that such efforts will yield very little. Such an appeal would require approval from the Second Circuit, or would have to be made directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the likelihood of this happening is very small.

Add new comment


Subscribe for free in order to get the next issue of Pipeline Technology Journal and the bi-weekly ptj Newsletter directly into your mailbox. You could unsubscribe at any time if you wish.



Admir Celovic
Phone: : +49 (0)511 90 99 2-20

Contact Page
Go to top