Pipelines comprise an unseen and unheard energy product network that spans our property, communities, states and country. There are over 2 million miles of underground pipelines in the United States. It may surprise you to learn that many elementary schools are located within a half-mile of a buried pipeline.
Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy products, like crude oil or natural gas. Though serious pipeline problems are very rare, pipeline issues can be hazardous to property, environment and life. Because of this, careful safety planning is necessary to mitigate any issue. You can play an important role as you share pipeline safety information with your school administrators, faculty and family members.