Communities need pipelines to help make them livable, supplying gasoline for gas stations, home heating oil and propane for heating, and the raw materials for consumer products. Pipelines also provide good-paying jobs that can support a family and help a community prosper.
Pipeline operators want to be a good neighbor, keeping pipelines safe and benefitting the community. The public also has a role in keeping pipelines safe by avoiding damaging pipelines and reporting any problems they see.
While there are likely far more roads, water lines and power lines in your community, occasionally a pipeline does pass through the area. Maps showing pipeline routes are a good resource to see where pipelines are delivering energy the energy we need.