August 22, 2017
Finding the pipeline near you
Is a pipeline near you? With 2.5 million miles of pipeline crisscrossing the United States alone, there’s a good chance the answer is yes.
Knowing where pipelines and other utilities are located is a key part of staying safe near them. Luckily there are several ways you can find pipelines nearest you, learn what products they’re moving and get emergency contact information.
The Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC Pipeline Map Viewer is a great way to become more familiar with Phillips 66 pipelines and facilities in your area. Simply enter your address to find Phillips 66 near you. For the location of all transmission pipeline companies in your area, visit the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS). If you’re an emergency responder, you can request maps in greater detail than those provided to the general public through NPMS.
Another way to identify pipelines near you is to look for pipeline markers. These may come in different shapes and colors (many are yellow and black), but all will mark the general location of the pipeline and display the operator’s name, the product transported and a 24-hour phone number for emergencies. It’s important to remember that these signs only mark the approximate location of the pipeline. And should be for general reference only. To be certain about a pipeline location, you’ll need to call your local One-Call center.
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The only way to safely find the location of a pipeline before digging is to have it professionally located. You can do this quickly and easily by calling 8-1-1. No matter where you are in the United States, this number will connect you to your nearest One-Call center, which in turn contacts pipeline operators and other utility companies, like water and power, to locate buried lines. Within 3 days, these utilities will be marked with spray paint or flags so you can work around them safely and with confidence.
For more information about Phillips 66 pipelines, visit phillips66pipeline.com.