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TRRC Hires Pipeline Safety Inspectors

According to the Railroad Commission of Texas (TRRC), Texas is employing a record-high 69 pipeline inspectors, up from 63 in fiscal year 2018. Those inspectors completed more than 4,800 pipeline safety inspections and issued more than 2,500 citations for violations in fiscal year 2019, which ended on Aug. 31. The increase was possible due to financial support from the Texas Legislature and should position Texas to keep pace with its growing pipeline infrastructure from shale drilling, said Stephanie Weldman, director of the agency’s pipeline safety section. Full story on the TRRC website.