Pipelines are safe and efficient, and are the only feasible method for delivering the vast quantities of oil and natural gas energy products that we require each day. Close to two million miles of energy transportation pipelines cross the United States.
While pipelines have a good safety record relative to the tremendous volumes of products they carry, pipeline accidents can and sometimes do occur. For that reason, we urge everyone to become aware of pipelines in their communities, and to understand how to recognize and respond to pipeline emergencies and help prevent pipeline damage.
If you need to dig or excavate, make sure you call 811 before you begin so that pipelines and other utilities can be marked.
To find out more about pipeline safety, please read Pipeline Safety is an Issue that Connects Us All.
The National Pipeline Mapping System maps the location of pipelines. GP&L's pipeline is drawn in purple on the map of the area.