Key Performance Indicators

Pipeline operators and PHMSA collect hundreds of different data points measuring how safely pipelines are operating and the reasons behind pipeline incidents when they occur. Particularly useful measures of pipeline safety examine incident size, location, commodity and cause. However, the liquids pipeline industry also tracks a core set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as a sign of overall pipeline safety performance. These KPIs are based primarily on incidents impacting the people or the environment (IPE). They were created through a collaborative effort between PHMSA, public safety advocates represented by the Pipeline Safety Trust and the liquids pipeline industry. They reflect the highest priority we place on protecting people and the environment.


Note: Page 46 refers to the page 46 of the API-AOPL Annual Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report which reviews industry-wide safety performance and describes industry-wide safety improvement efforts.