Oil & Gas, Research

iPIPE Welcomes New Consortium Member: Dakota Access Pipeline

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE) announced the addition of Energy Transfer to its list of participating members. iPIPE is an industry-led partnership whose focus is to advance new technologies to prevent and detect pipeline leaks.

By joining iPIPE, Energy Transfer will actively participate in technology development efforts of the program that will foster new approaches in improving pipeline integrity. “Dakota Access Pipeline is excited to help steer the efforts of this program and expects that the outcomes of this unique program will result in an even greater record of safe operations across the entire pipeline industry,” said Vicki Granado, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Energy Transfer, the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

“The addition of a major player such as Energy Transfer signals industry’s continued interest in looking over the horizon for every tool possible to operate pipelines with zero spills. We welcome all small and large pipeline operators in steering the efforts of this program.” 

iPIPE Program Manager Jay Almlie

Energy Transfer joins several other partners in iPIPE, including DCP Midstream, Enbridge, Equinor, Goodnight Midstream, Hess Corp., Oasis Midstream Partners, Marathon Petroleum ONEOK, and Whiting Petroleum. iPIPE is managed by the Energy & Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. For more information about iPIPE, visit www.ipipepartnership.com

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