Safety from beginning to end
The Red Oak team is committed to designing, constructing, operating and maintaining a safe and reliable system of pipelines. We will meet or exceed safety, design, construction and operating standards throughout the construction and operation of the Red Oak Pipeline.
Our pipeline system will have:
- X-ray examination of all pipeline welds during construction to verify structural integrity prior to placing the line into service
- Internal and external integrity assessments prior to and after placing the pipeline into service
- A 24/7 monitoring and control system that uses advanced technology to promptly implement protective measures
- A cathodic protection system designed to guard against corrosion and to help maintain ongoing structural integrity
- Regular aerial surveillance and ground patrols while in operation to identify potential pipeline threats
Protecting Our Environment
Did you know that pipeline systems like Red Oak are one of the most environmentally friendly and safest ways to transport American energy? The carbon footprint of transporting fuel by pipelines is far less than moving energy any other way. In fact, the U.S. has more than 2.6 million miles of pipeline which have operated for decades with minimal impact on local communities.
Protecting the environment is as important to us as it is to you.
- We worked diligently to develop pipeline routes with the least possible impact to landowners and the environment.
- The Red Oak system will parallel existing pipeline corridors, where practicable, to reduce local impact.
- New pipelines can reduce the number of trucks on our streets and highways.
- After a pipeline is up and running, our goal is to return the land to its original pre-construction condition.
We know that it’s not enough to keep America’s energy moving. It needs to move safely and responsibly, too.
Doing the Right Thing
We are deeply committed to our communities, the people and the land. We live and work here, too. We strive to meet or exceed the safety and environmental standards regulated by agencies who will oversee the project.
- Pipeline safety oversight during construction in the state of Texas is the responsibility of the Texas Railroad Commission (TRRC). In Oklahoma, it’s the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Both organizations ensure that state and federal regulations are strictly followed.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the federal agency that will provide environmental permitting and oversight during construction. Their job is to ensure that each pipeline project complies with regulations in place for wetlands and waterways, threatened and endangered species, and cultural resources.