What have you heard about pipelines? Chances are, only what has been mentioned on the news. Although most people have a general understanding of what pipelines do, very few are familiar with the detailed, multi-step process that goes into proposing the project, obtaining the necessary permits, and constructing the pipeline.

To learn more about what all goes into the pipeline process, as well as the benefits they provide, watch the video below.

Many people are also unaware of the great benefits pipelines can provide. For example, there are a great number of economic benefits that can result from pipeline construction and operation, including good-paying jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue. Strong energy infrastructure also allows for more affordable fuel prices, as well as a secure, reliable energy source.

Pipelines are also the safest, most efficient method of transporting energy, whether it be liquid (oil) or gas. The industry has a strong safety record, and a series of mechanisms in place to ensure that procedures are followed. Regulating agencies at both the federal and state level closely review pipeline proposals before ultimately approving the route and project.