How do pipeline companies handle emergencies?

While pipeline emergencies are rare, exhaustive planning and ongoing practice ensures operators are prepared to quickly and effectively respond if an incident does happen.

Being prepared

Pipeline operators regularly conduct emergency response exercises to make sure their response plans are well-tested and comprehensive, and employees are prepared to handle an emergency.

Responding quickly

All pipeline companies have specific emergency response plans for every pipeline they operate to ensure a timely and thorough response.

Working together

CEPA members have formally committed to work together to improve response capabilities by sharing resources and best practices during an emergency.

Mutual Emergency Assistance AgreementDo pipeline companies work together in an emergency?
What happens if there’s an emergencyWhat happens if there's an emergency?

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