May 01, 2017

Oil Pipelines—1917–2017 and Beyond

By Steven H. Brose

Editior’s Note: This is the first in the series of the IRIS 100th Anniversary Essays.

This is the story of an infrastructure industry whose longevity, resilience, and continuing relevance resembles to a remarkable degree this extraordinary Section. Much like IRIS, the oil pipeline industry from its inception has not only endured but also thrived, superficially unchanged but in fact modernized in ways that position both the Section and the industry to remain vital components of the American landscape for many decades to come.

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