Are pipelines safe?



Every industrial transportation activity has a level of risk involved, but pipelines are considered to be a reliable and safe way to transport oil.

According to the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), 99.99 percent of the 14 billion barrels of petroleum products transported across the United States in 2013 arrived safely.

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association reports industry wide safety performance in Canada. Their 2015 Pipeline Industry Performance Report states the industries' safety record was 99.999 percent.

To learn more about pipeline safety, check out Pipeline 101, a website prepared by the AOPL and API.


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