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U.S. pipeline operations

Each day, ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo) and its affiliates transport about 2.8 million barrels of the following products through approximately 8,000 miles of pipeline in 10 states and the Gulf of Mexico:

  • Crude oil
  • Refined petroleum products
  • Liquefied petroleum gases
  • Natural gas liquids
  • Chemical feedstocks (such as butane, benzene, ethylene, propylene and resins)

Pipelines are the safest, most efficient and environmentally friendly means of transporting petroleum products, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. To safely operate our pipelines, EMPCo follows a comprehensive Integrity Management Program that includes:

  • Regularly maintaining our system using cleaning devices and cathodic protection to prevent corrosion
  • Running diagnostic tools and tests to detect corrosion or damage to our pipelines before a leak could occur

Additionally, EMPCo performs surveillance of our systems including:

  • Performing patrols on the ground and in the air
  • Monitoring our operations 24 hours a day through a centralized control center
  • Using sophisticated computers, alarms and other technologies designed to immediately implement protective measures should a leak be detected

ExxonMobil Pipeline Company is committed to conducting its business in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner. This commitment requires compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, facilities that are designed and operated to high standards, and systematic identification and management of safety, health and environmental risks.