Guidelines for transfer stations and operations associated with transport and distribution of hydrocarbons through pipelines

Last updated: 8 March 2024

Guidelines that govern the transfer of hydrocarbons through pipelines. Regulated entities must perform a risk analysis and implement an adequate number of flammable gas detectors. Includes specifications for design of transfer stations, including component standards. 

Third party authorizers will verify the design of the installations (art 19) and produce documentation. Safety requirements includes zero tolerance for methane emissions from venting or line draining of LNG pipelines, with exception for emergency cases (art 71).

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