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Facts

These pipelines are predominantly cross-country but may be encountered during street works where they either cross or occasionally run down the road, this can happen in both rural and urban areas.

  • Image15,000,000

    Failure to comply with safety rules and regulations could cost you as much as 15 million.
    Please download the Special Requirements for Safe Working in Close Proximity to High Pressure Pipelines document

  • ImageMulti-Product Pipelines

    The pipelines are either gas (natural gas or ethylene) or oil pipelines (the majority of which are multi-product pipelines which means that they carry different grades of refined petroleum products, gasoline, jet and diesel fuels).

  • Image1,500 psi

    All pipelines operate at high pressure, typically in-excess of 66 bar (1000 psi) and some up to 100 bar (1500 psi).

  • ImageCross Country

    These pipelines are predominantly cross-country but may be encountered during street works where they either cross or occasionally run down the road, this can happen in both rural and urban areas.

  • Image100 to 1220mm in size

    The pipelines range in diameter from 100mm (4) to 1220mm (48) and usually have a black coal-tar or coloured epoxy coating.

  • ImagePipeline Operators

    Between them, the participants, BPA, CATS Centrica Energy, ConocoPhillips, E-on, Essar, Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd, Government Pipelines and Storage System, Humbley Grove Energy, IGas, Ineos, Mainline Pipelines Ltd, Manchester Jetline Ltd, Marchwood Power, National Grid Transmission, Petroineos, SABIC, Total (UK), Uniper and Wingas Storage account for more than 14,000 km of buried oil and gas pipelines in England, Scotland and Wales.

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