Science Committee Members Introduce Next Generation Pipeline R&D Act
The Next Generation Pipelines Research and Development Act will establish a demonstration initiative for basic research conducted by the DOE and DOT on projects related to pipeline performance, safety, and integrity. It also codifies a joint R&D program between all three agencies and directs the Department of Energy to establish a National Pipeline Modernization Center, which will serve as a collaboration hub for industry to understand and assist the research efforts of these agencies.
“Pipelines are an essential component of America’s energy infrastructure. Without the three million miles of pipelines crisscrossing our country, we wouldn’t be able to connect Americans with our supply of clean natural gas,” Ranking Member Lucas said. “As we continue to innovate and expand newer energy sources like captured carbon and hydrogen, it’s critical that we have pipelines in place that can safely and efficiently transport these fuels as well.”
To read the full text of the Next Generation Pipelines Research Act, visit here.