PHMSA announced an award package totaling $7,810,213. The awards will fund 10 pipeline safety research and development (R&D) projects that address pipeline safety priorities including Damage/Threat Prevention, Leak Detection, Anomaly Detection/Characterization, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and Improved Materials. Project awardees will contribute an additional $4,082,308 in cost-share funds.
A Merit Review Panel consisting of 28 members from PHMSA, FERC and the pipeline and LNG industries reviewed 21 project applications. PHMSA solicited proposals for a total of 13 research topics. Read the complete list of awarded projects here. For more information on PHMSA pipeline R&D projects, read here.