In the United States, there are over 2.6 million miles of pipelines helping to move crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products safely to consumer markets. Pipelines are tightly regulated in the United States. Government agencies that regulate the industry include the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. But some regulations burden the expansion and maintenance of pipelines across the country, hindering the benefits they have on American jobs and the economy.
See some of the benefits promoted by healthy, thriving pipeline infrastructure:
- Pipelines support American manufacturing, not only through construction but also by delivering low-cost energy to industrial consumers.
- Pipelines support hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States.
- Investing in energy infrastructure like pipelines is necessary for the United States to remain the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer.
- Pipelines help keep energy affordable for American families.
- Pipelines deliver energy safely to households and businesses, even in some of the most remote locations.
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