Natural Gas is
The Safest Way to Deliver Energy
Natural gas is delivered to customers through a 2.6-million-mile underground pipeline system. This includes approximately 2.3 million miles of local utility distribution pipelines and 300,000 miles of transmission pipelines that stretch across the country.
A Holistic Approach to Improving Pipeline Safety
Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) or API RP 1173 includes the identification, prevention and remediation of safety hazards.
At the heart of PSMS is a safety culture promoting non-punitive reporting and consistent self-evaluation to help identify top-priority risks, taking steps to reduce these risks in an effort to prevent incidents from occurring. PSMS manages pipeline safety through continuous monitoring and improvement and its “Plan-Do-Check-Act” cycle.
The Enhanced Peer Review Program:
- Operational Controls, Procedures, System Controls and Management of Change (MOC)
- Safety Assurance: Audits, Evaluations, Audit and Evaluation Review/Closure, and Performance Measurement
- Management Review and Continuous Improvement, Documentation and Record Keeping
Raising the Bar
The AGA Peer Review Program is a voluntary safety and operational practices program that allows participating companies to be reviewed by their peers, share leading practices, and identify opportunities to better serve customers and communities.
Each review features a panel of fellow gas utility professionals from North America who provide the company with feedback to help enhance its safety and efficiency.
Security Through Threat Sharing and Analysis
The Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC) is the premiere cyber and physical threat sharing and analysis organization for the natural gas industry in the U.S. and Canada facilitating situational awareness and threat communication between operators and with the federal government.