March 2020, Vol. 247, No. 3


Dealing with Abandoned Pipelines

By David Howell, Pipeline Equities-Houston The subject of abandoned pipelines is tricky. The idea of an abandoned or out-of-use pipeline reverting in ownership to the easement or landowner is even trickier.  Pipeline corridor with multiple product, crude and natural gas lines. I have written about, testified and lectured on the subject of abandoned pipelines for 20 years. My company, Pipeline Equities, has successfully removed and recycled some 25 million feet (7.62 million m) of idled, out-of-use, or uneconomic pipeline over the last 30 years, mostly with asbestos in the coating. Many of these lines could have been called abandoned

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