Safety is at the forefront of everything we do as a company. Our dedication to continuously improve our operational safety practices stems from our relentless focus on protecting the people within the communities where we operate, our employees and the environment. While we already have a strong safety record, our goal is zero incidents, as no incident is acceptable.
Pipelines are America’s lifelines, and they operate safely every day across the country. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, natural gas transmission pipelines are the safest mode of energy transportation. There are more than 300,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines in the U.S. today – spanning across communities large and small, rural and urban.
To ensure that our pipeline remains in safe and reliable operating condition, we employ a number of redundant, overlapping layers of protection – from high-tech monitoring at our gas control centers to routine foot patrols of the pipeline right of way. Below are just a few examples of the human and technological safeguards we employ to continuously protect public safety and ensure the long-term integrity of our pipeline.