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Colorado approves new flowline rules after fatal blast


November 22, 2019

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado regulators on Thursday approved a set of safety measures designed to increase citizen protections in areas surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state.

The rules provide public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an oil or gas well to other pieces of equipment.

They also tighten procedures that must be followed by energy firms and their reporting requirements when they install, open, close and abandon flowlines.

The rulemaking process was prompted by...

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