Colorado says 430 pipelines failed leak test after explosion
September 29, 2017
DENVER (AP) — Tiny holes or faulty parts could be the reason that about 430 oil or gas pipelines in Colorado failed a leak-detection test after a fatal explosion blamed on gas seeping from a severed line, regulators said Thursday.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said the number of pipelines that failed represents 0.35 percent of the lines tested.
Regulators are checking with energy companies to make sure the problems are fixed, commission spokesman Todd Hartman said.
Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former petroleum engineer, said the results show the reason he orde...