"Analysis: Pipeline Safety Delays Endanger Oil Supply, Nature"

"Pipeline leaks, like one that cut U.S. crude imports last month and pushed oil prices up $4 a barrel, may become more frequent as the U.S. delays safety reforms on its aging 2.5 million mile network of energy lines.

Following BP's Gulf of Mexico spill, oil companies face a torrent of new offshore rules. But some advocates say making pipelines on land safer is just as urgent."

Tom Doggett and Joshua Schneyer report for Reuters November 1, 2010.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010