Pipelines are the most efficient and safest method by which to transport and deliver natural gas and petroleum products, and they are inherently safer than other modes of transportation such as rail, barge and truck. While the amount of natural gas and petroleum being used in the U.S. continues to increase dramatically, the industry's safety performance in recent years has improved significantly and serious accidents are rare. Pipelines help ensure a plentiful supply of natural gas to heat homes and businesses and generate electricity; gasoline to operate our cars and trucks; fuel oil to power industry and heat homes; and jet fuel for our nation's commercial and military aircraft.
We are committed to public safety, protecting the environment and operating our facilities in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. The majority of our pipelines fall under the regulatory oversight of the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). We are proud of our safety records and follow many regulations and procedures to monitor and ensure the integrity of our pipelines.