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Colorado OKs new rules for oil, gas lines after fatal blast


February 15, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators approved new rules for thousands of oil and gas pipelines Tuesday, 10 months after investigators blamed a leaking pipeline for a fatal gas explosion.

The regulations set requirements for installing, testing and shutting down flow lines, which carry oil and gas from wells to nearby equipment. They also require energy companies to report the locations of many pipelines to regulators.

"These are the most comprehensive rules addressing flow lines in the country," said Howard Boigon, a member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which approved...

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