Pipelines are recognized as the safest method of transporting refined petroleum products over long distances. Although pipeline leaks are very rare, it’s important to know what to look for and what to do if you suspect a leak or strike a pipeline.
In the event of a pipeline emergency, stop what you are doing and move to a safe location.
Signs of a leak include:
- Visible flow or pooling of a petroleum product;
- An unusual oily stain on land, a sheen or bubbles in water;
- The smell of gasoline or oil;
- Dead or discolored vegetation on or near the pipeline.
Look for these pipeline markers that indicate the presence of our pipeline:
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