There are some 41,410 miles of hazardous liquid and natural gas pipelines in Iowa. That figure
compares with a national average of 51,765 miles.
These pipelines include large-diameter lines carrying energy products to population centers,
as well as small-diameter lines that may deliver natural gas to businesses and households in your
neighborhood. The energy products carried in pipelines fuel our lives and our livelihoods. They
heat our homes and schools, power our industrial base and enable our daily commutes.
Pipelines are by far the safest method for transporting energy products. Nevertheless, they can and
sometimes do rupture, posing serious risk. Thatís why we encourage everyone in Iowa to learn about
pipelines and the products they carry, as well as a few simple steps you can take to help us
ensure pipeline safety in your community.