The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) has changed its name to the Liquid Energy Pipeline Association (LEPA). The new name better reflects the range of products delivered and business models pursued by the association’s member companies now and in the future.
“Delivering energy and related products in their liquid form by pipeline is what our member companies do, and this new name best reflects that,” said LEPA president and CEO Andrew Black in an Aug. 15 announcement.
Over the decades, America’s energy infrastructure has grown to include more pipelines carrying gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, pipelines carrying natural gas liquids like propane and ethane, and even pipelines dedicated to carbon dioxide as a liquid. AOPL has advocated on behalf of member companies delivering liquid energy in all of these forms and will continue to do so into the future.
Liquid energy pipelines play a vital role in meeting America’s future energy needs. Experts predict that even an energy transition that meets Paris climate goals will need to include substantial amounts of traditional energy for several decades as Americans turn over their vehicle fleets and use other energy products developed from liquids. Cleaner burning transportation and cooking fuels like renewable biodiesel and liquid petroleum gas are best delivered by pipeline. Carbon dioxide emissions from the manufacturing and industrial sectors will need to travel by pipeline from where they are captured to their permanent underground storage sites. With pipelines offering the safest, most environmentally protective and lowest cost way to move liquid energy, the association believes that the future is bright for pipelines.
LEPA promotes responsible policies, safety excellence and public support for liquids pipelines. The association represents pipelines transporting 97 percent of all hazardous liquids barrel miles reported to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The group’s diverse membership includes large and small pipelines carrying crude oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and other liquids.
More information on LEPA and liquid energy pipelines can be found at the association’s new website, liquidenergypipelines.org.Tags: AOPL, Liquid Energy Pipeline Association (LEPA)