From fueling our cars to heating our homes, natural gas and oil are part of everyday American life. Pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to transport these products across our nation. Out of sight and out of mind, they are an integral part of our country’s ever-expanding energy infrastructure. These underground transportation highways fill a vital public need by transporting natural gas and petroleum products to heat homes, fuel electric generation plants, power vehicles and increase U.S. energy security.
It is important for individuals living or working near pipelines to contribute to pipeline safety by knowing how to recognize pipeline locations in their area, recognizing unauthorized activity or abnormal conditions near pipelines, and knowing how to react in the unlikely event of a pipeline leak or emergency.
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Don’t forget to do your part and call 811 at least 48 hours prior to beginning any digging or excavation project.