Pipelines (Essential Infrastructure)
Pipelines are an essential part of American infrastructure that we all depend on for affordable and available energy supplies across the country.
In the United States, there are over 2.5 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.
- Pipelines support more than 500,000 jobs in the United States
- Pipelines support American manufacturing, not only through construction but also by delivering low-cost energy to industrial consumers
- 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