Your safety is our most important priority. So we take extra precautions to ensure the integrity of our natural gas infrastructure—from the wellhead to your home and business. We go above and beyond state and federal rules and constantly invest in our transmission and distribution pipelines to deliver natural gas safely and reliably.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, pipelines are the safest, most reliable and cost effective means of transporting energy products, such as natural gas, over long distances. The federal government sets standards for the development of integrity management programs for pipelines. The most stringent requirements are for pipelines near high consequence areas including densely populated areas or places where people congregate such as schools, parks and campgrounds.
We have many programs in place to maintain the safety of our natural gas system, including:
Natural Gas Safety Management and Performance
We take our responsibility to keep our customers and communities safe very seriously. In 2019, as part of our unwavering focus on safety, we implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) for our Natural Gas operations. This new system is a significant new commitment to reducing risk.
Within our Safety Management System we follow effective processes and procedures, keep accurate work records, and encourage a culture of honesty, open feedback and continuous learning. All so we can deliver natural gas to our customers more safely.
We work closely with police, fire and emergency responders and respond promptly to all natural gas emergency calls. If you are interested in scheduling first responder training for your police or fire department, contact our Public Safety Outreach Team.