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    Call Before You Dig

    Beneath America's cities and rural areas lies a complex network of pipelines, wires, conduits and cables. Some are buried only few feet - or less - below the surface. Hitting these lines can damage them, disrupting service, resulting in costly repairs and possibly fines and even endangering lives. A new, federally-mandated national "Call Before You Dig" number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects.

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    Draft Pipeline Safety Management System Released to Public

    A joint group of pipeline safety stakeholders, including gas and liquid pipeline operators, federal and state regulators, safety experts and public representatives, has released a draft Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) for public comment.
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  • Annual Liquid Pipeline Safety Performance Report

    In 2014, the liquid pipeline industry is launching its Pipeline Safety Excellence(TM) initiative. It reflects the shared values and commitment we have to building and operating safe pipelines. One of those pipeline safety values is communicating with stakeholders. Pipeline operators are committed to sharing publicly the results of industrywide safety performance.
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    A Vital Partnership for an Effective Response to Pipeline Emergencies

    Representing a broad cross section of major North American liquids pipeline operators, the API/AOPL Emergency Response Team (ERT) is responsible for implementing API/AOPL strategy to proactively enhance hazardous liquid pipeline emergency communications, planning, preparedness and response.
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  • Compendium of State Pipeline Safety Requirements and Initiatives Providing Increased Public Safety Levels

    NARUC and our colleagues at the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives are pleased to release an updated compendium of gas pipeline regulations around the country revealing that States implement stricter rules and laws than required by the federal government.
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    What's New

    See the latest API Pipeline section news and updates.
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  • 13 Years of Improvement and Learning

    The nation’s more than 180,000 miles of petroleum transmission pipelines are the primary means of moving crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products to consumer markets.
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  • API Environmental and Safety Award Program

    Eligible pipeline companies will find the materials for the API awards program for hazardous liquid pipeline safety and environmental performance for the year 2013. All hazardous liquid pipeline operators that are members of API and/or AOPL (new for this award year and going forward) may apply for the awards, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria. The awards program is managed and maintained by the API Pipeline Environment, Health and Safety Group (EHSG).

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    Where are the oil pipelines?

    More than 180,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines traverse the United States.  They connect producing areas to refineries and chemical plants while delivering the products American consumers and businesses need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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    Pipeline Control Room Operations video

    Safety is at the forefront of all activities in the control room. See video for complete information.
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