There are more than 2.5 million miles of pipelines that deliver oil and gas to communities and businesses throughout the United States. PHMSA provides information and resources to the public to help them stay safe around pipelines through its Pipeline Safety Awareness website, State Pipeline Profiles and pipeline safety workshops for operators and emergency responders. PHMSA also urges the public to learn more about 811, a toll-free number that everyone should call before beginning any excavation project.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's 2.5 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air. Please visit http://phmsa.dot.gov for more information.