SUSTAINABILITY

Pipelines are the most sustainable way to deliver energy. Pipelines deliver energy with the least amount of environmental impact and lowest greenhouse gas emissions. We have a choice on how we deliver the liquid energy American needs. Pipelines are the sustainable energy delivery choice.  Learn More >
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PIPELINES EMIT FEWER GHGs

Liquids pipelines are powered primarily by electric pumps with few GHG emissions of their own. Both trains and trucks use diesel engines and emit more GHGs than pipelines.
 
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PIPELINES IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT LESS

Neither a liquids pipeline itself nor its pump stations pushing product through the line emit air pollution to surrounding communities like trains or trucks. Government review has found the probability of a pipeline incident is lower and volume of product released into the environment less than trains.
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PIPELINE OPERATORS MINIMIZE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Pipelines are designed, built, operated and maintained to minimize their impact on the environment. Pipelines are designed using high-grade steel and advanced coatings to protect against corrosion. Pipeline routes are chosen to avoid environmentally sensitive or public areas as much as possible.
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SUSTAINABLE PIPELINE OPERATIONS

Sustainable pipeline operations mean using less energy and emitting fewer greenhouse gases when we deliver energy by pipeline. While liquids pipeline operations emit few greenhouse gases directly, we can operate more efficiently, use less energy to operate and thereby lower emissions indirectly. We can also use pipelines to deliver cleaner fuels to help others reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

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CLIMATE CHANGE INNOVATIONS

AOPL recognizes climate change is a challenge and is committed to promoting innovations that minimize pipeline greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while meeting the world's energy needs. Innovations AOPL is promoting to meet energy needs while also reducing GHG emissions include:

  • encouraging improved pipeline operations with a focus on GHG emissions
  • investing in development and deployment technologies that reduce GHG emissions from pipeline operations
  • engaging in research and development to better understand and manage GHG emissions from pipelines
  • participating in the development of responsible policies that address climate change as part of a comprehensive plan for meeting the world's energy needs
     
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Environmental Protection

Pipeline operators minimize the environmental impact of their pipelines with route selection, construction and materials, proactive inspections and preventative maintenance, 24/7 leak detection systems, and emergency response programs.

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Environmental Protection