Pipelines are a critical component of our nation’s energy infrastructure and serve as the underground highways that transport energy across the country. Pipeline companies, such as EnLink Midstream, follow strict regulations and standards to ensure pipeline safety. Pipeline personnel check for visible signs of leaks or corrosion during regular aerial and foot patrols. They use special equipment to inspect and clean the inside of pipelines, and routinely test valves and gas samples to identify early signs of corrosion.
State law requires contractors and homeowners to call their local one-call center by dialing 811 to have the location of underground utilities marked before starting an excavation project. Pipeline companies actively participate in the one-call system and promote one-call laws through education and communication programs.