Colorado outlines new pipeline rules after fatal explosion
September 14, 2017
DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators made public a rough outline Wednesday for new rules for oil and gas pipelines after a fatal house explosion blamed on a natural gas leak.
The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's outline calls for new standards for designing, testing and permanently shutting down flow lines, which carry oil or gas from wells to tanks and other gathering equipment.
The outline was dated Sept. 8 and posted online Wednesday.
The commission's staff plans to complete draft rules by Oct. 15 after meetings with interested groups on Sept. 21 and 22.
A formal public hearing...