How safe are pipelines?

According to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) statistics, pipelines are the safest method for transporting energy – in fact, pipelines have a success rate of 99.9 percent. As this project is designed, constructed and operated, Williams is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety, using construction and operational procedures that exceed already stringent industry regulations.

Once operational, the new pipeline will be maintained and operated according to procedures outlined in our Pipeline Integrity Management Program. These procedures, many of which exceed federal industry regulations, include monitoring of the pipeline 24 hours a day, seven days a week.