Find Pipelines Near You

Pipelines Nearby Application

The Pipelines Nearby program is directed towards municipalities, businesses, schools, residents, 911 centers and emergency officials. The purpose of the program is to provide approximate pipeline location information along with general hazard recognition and response information for the five member pipelines closest to a specific location. See program overview for full list of baseline messages included.

 

Permanent Pipeline Markers

Operators place signs and markers along the pipeline route to identify the general location of a pipeline and specify the type of product transported, the operator’s name and an emergency contact number.  Pipeline markers do not identify the exact location of a pipeline and should not be used to locate pipelines prior to excavation.

If you are responding to a 911 call about a strange odor or leak, find a pipeline marker or sign to identify the pipeline product and operator.

Pipeline Maps

The federal government provides online maps to help you  locate pipelines in or near your community through the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS).  Maps generated by NPMS show the approximate location of gas and hazardous liquids transmission pipelines in relation to specific addresses, major roads, zip codes, cities and counties.

You can also use NPMS to access contact information for transmission pipeline operators in your community.  Operator contact information can be sorted by state, county or zip code and typically includes the operator’s name, product transported, contact name and phone number.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) manages NPMS.

Currently, NPMS does not include gathering or distribution pipelines.  Some states regulatory agencies  also provide maps showing the general location of pipelines in their state.  Call 811 or your local One-Call center to  have  gathering or distribution lines located and marked before digging.

Learn more about the types of pipelines that make up our nation’s pipeline infrastructure.

Watch a short video to learn more about NPMS.