Why are you replacing the pipeline?
The existing pipeline is safe and maintained in accordance with federal regulations under the U.S. Department of Transportation. However, we hold ourselves to a high standard of care for our pipelines that in many instances exceeds industry standards. In this instance, Phillips 66 will be proactively replacing this pipeline with pipe that has greater steel thickness to maintain the highest industry standards. This also affords us the opportunity to relocate segments of the pipeline away from residential areas.
How long is the pipeline?
The pipeline is 90 miles.
What specifically does the pipeline carry?
The pipeline transports gasoline, diesel and propane.
Will the project cause any disruptions in the community?
We are working with landowners and state and local officials to minimize any disruption to the community or the environment. We will use boring or directional drilling construction methods in residential areas, under roads and water crossings which minimizes the construction impact compared to open trench construction.
What’s the economic impact? Will there be any new jobs associated with the project?
We will have approximately 150 construction workers in the area during the duration of the project. They will spend locally on goods and services.
What happens to the old line you don’t replace? How much of it will you leave behind? Is that safe?
The old line will be purged, and all hydrocarbons will be removed in accordance with disposal regulations. The line will then be filled with nitrogen (essentially air without oxygen, so completely harmless) to prevent oxidation and corrosion of the old steel pipe. This is a standard practice for the industry and prevents us from needing to further disturb communities to remove the old pipeline.
Where do I go if I have questions or concerns?
Please call us at (866) 990-0615 or email@example.com.