The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced it has published the second edition of recommended practice (RP) 80, Definition of Onshore Gas Gathering Lines. This RP is expected to be incorporated by reference into Part 192 when the Safety of Gas Gathering Pipelines rule is finalized by PHMSA. The second edition restructures the outline of the RP, including providing sections for definitions, outlining gas gathering and production operation functions, as well as providing examples how those definitions and functions are applied. In general, the second edition provides a much clearer definition of what an onshore gas gathering line is compared to the first edition of RP 80. For more information about this new RP, or to discuss how RCP can assist operators with clearly designating the endpoints of production and gathering systems, contact Jessica Foley.
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