Pipelines transport raw materials from producing areas to petroleum refiners and petrochemical plants and products from those facilities to consumers. The U.S. Department of Transportation data shows pipelines are the safest mode of energy transportation.
Pipeline regulations are a top priority for AFPM. AFPM works to ensure that Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) pipeline safety rules are in place and crafted in a manner that provides for the highest measure of safety possible.
It is also critical that the security of these pipelines is protected, which means discouraging or preventing bad actors from tampering with or damaging energy infrastructure. The repercussions of such an event could be significant. Proper laws must be in place to address and prevent such an event.
AFPM acknowledges the need for robust analyses of infrastructure projects to ensure that environmental impacts are appropriately considered. AFPM supports streamlining the permit process to ensure that requirements promote efficiency, eliminate duplicative actions and ensure consistency in reviews.