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Pipeline Energy Information

Why Pipeline 101? The term “101” refers to introductory courses on any given topic. “Pipeline 101” seeks to be your introductory resource for energy pipeline information. We invite you to explore the pipeline industry, from the steel in the ground, to the people and technologies that ensure reliable energy delivery and safe operation. The information has been compiled from industry, government and research experts and published materials. The information on this site also works great for new employee orientation.

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents 197 local energy utility companies that deliver natural gas to more than 56 million homes, businesses and industries throughout the United States. This link provides facts about the natural gas delivery system in the United States along with information on how natural gas pipeline systems work, government and industry safety programs, and AGA news and views on pipeline safety.

The Common Ground Alliance, is a member-driven association dedicated to ensuring public safety, environmental protection and the integrity of services by promoting effective damage prevention practices. The association has established itself as the leading organization in an effort to reduce damages to all underground facilities in North America through shared responsibility among stakeholders. Since inception, the CGA has grown to over 1,200 individual members, 135 member organizations, and 25 sponsors.

The mission of the National Association of State Fire Marshals is to protect lives, property and the environment from fire. Its primary focus is on preventing fires from occurring in the first place. NASFM encourages manufacturers to make consumer products as fire-safe as possible, and works to educate individuals to be careful with ignition sources.