Pipelines 101

Pipelines are the safest, most reliable, efficient and economic means of transporting natural gas, crude oil and refined petroleum products. Pipelines significantly decrease wear and tear on infrastructure.

50 miles of a 20-inch pipeline is capable of transporting the same volume of hydrocarbons as 1,650 tanker trucks, reducing congestion, pollution, road damage and traffic accidents.

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By developing an abundant supply of oil and natural gas in Texas, the United States is able to significantly decrease its reliance on foreign sources of energy.

Pipelines are the primary transportation mechanism for hydrocarbons, providing consumers with dependable, low-cost sources of energy.

The Texas pipeline industry is an economic powerhouse, delivering billions of dollars to state and local coffers and providing hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs.

Pipelines deliver the petrochemicals that make possible the manufacture of more than 6,000 everyday products – pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, automotive parts, cleaning products, adhesives, fertilizers, cell phone components, clothing and so much more.

Texas was the first state in the nation to mandate a pipeline integrity program. Safe, efficient operations is the industry’s highest priority.