The API’s new conservation guidelines build upon ongoing industry investment in conservation projects and commitment to community engagement, as outlined in the organisation’s Community Engagement Guidelines.
The latest guidelines provide pipeline operators a roadmap for implementing best practices while meeting safety standards to help ensure the nation’s more than 2.6 million miles of pipelines operate under a lower-emissions footprint and that habitats and wildlife in surrounding areas are sustained for generations to come.
“With thousands of miles of pipelines crisscrossing the country, our latest guidelines provide strategies for the industry to build upon ongoing conservation efforts, further engage in local communities, and restore land areas surrounding operations in a manner that protects and often enhances the surrounding environment,” API vice president of Midstream Policy Robin Rorick said.
“The guidelines give pipeline operators innovative tools and conservation techniques...
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