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There are over 200,000 miles of petroleum pipelines in the United States. According to National Transportation Safety Board Statistics, pipelines are the safest method of transporting petroleum products.
Pipelines transport two-thirds of all the crude oil and refined products in the United States. Pipelines are made of steel, covered with a protective coating, and buried underground. They are tested and maintained through the use of cleaning devices, diagnostic tools, and cathodic protection. Since Americans consume over 700 million gallons of petroleum per day, pipelines are an essential component of our nation's infrastructure.