A common assertion by NGL proponents is that pipelines are the safest way to transport them. A study of oil spills in pipelines and trains, however, suggests otherwise.
Essentially, the Paris-based energy adviser concluded that while the risk of a train spill was six times greater than a pipeline incident over the period between 2004 and 2012, pipeline leaks spilled three times the oil.
Oil and gas companies would have the public choose, as if we must shoulder the risks of an either or scenario. In our opinion, the public should not have to choose between this: