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Pipeline Markers

Most pipelines are underground, where they are more protected from the elements and minimize interference with surface uses. Even so, pipeline rights-of-way are clearly identified by pipeline markers along pipeline routes that identify the approximate – NOT EXACT – location of the pipeline.

Every pipeline marker contains information identifying the pipeline operator, the product transported and a phone number that should be called in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Markers do not indicate pipeline burial depth, which will vary. Markers typically are seen where a pipeline intersects a street, highway, or railway. It is a federal crime for any person to willfully deface, damage, remove, or destroy any pipeline marker.Examples of pipeline markers include the following.

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