Pipelines Are Safe and Getting Safer

Pipeline operators spend over $2 billion a year to keep their pipelines, the public and the environment safe.

  • Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy with 99.999% of crude oil and petroleum products reaching their destination safely by pipeline. Since 1999, the number of incidents along pipeline rights of way is down 50%
  • Pipeline operators are continuously evaluating, inspecting and performing maintenance on their pipelines to keep them as safe as possible. Industry-wide efforts such as the Pipeline Safety ExcellenceTM initiative reflect the pipeline industry’s commitment to improving safety.
  • The public has a role in keeping pipelines safe, avoiding damaging pipelines and reporting any problems so they can be addressed. Nationwide programs such as Call 811 - Know What’s Below, Call Before You Dig help keep everyone safe.