Pipeline Safety

ehs.gifTransporting petroleum in a safe, reliable and economical manner means demonstrating a strong commitment to pipeline safety. Enbridge is committed to protecting the health and safety of all individuals affected by our activities and is dedicated to promoting responsible environmental practices.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, pipelines are by far the safest way to transport crude oil and the only effective way to transport natural gas. Enbridge builds safety into every step of pipeline construction and operation and we take seriously our responsibility for pipeline safety. We have a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, including constant computerized monitoring, routine inspections, aerial patrols of rights-of-way and education outreach to landowners, excavators and local officials.

Public Awareness 
All members of the communities where we operate should know the location of our pipelines, be aware of what to do in an emergency, and avoid damaging pipelines from excavation.  

Excavation Safety 
Pipeline safety also depends on those who live and work near pipelines. We want you to understand pipeline rights-of-way and state and federal "call before you dig" laws to prevent a major cause of pipeline accidents: damage from third-party activities.  

Emergency Preparedness 
Prevention is our top priority. But, if an emergency situation occurs, Enbridge is prepared.  

Pipeline Integrity 
Our comprehensive maintenance procedures are supplemented with integrity management plans that are reviewed by federal and state legislators and emergency first responders to make sure we are doing everything possible to prevent incidents along our pipelines.  

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