Gaswells & Pipelines

  • BARNETT SHALE


    THE LARGEST

    onshore natural gas field in the U.S.

  • AMOUNT


    MORE THAN

    90,000 miles of pipeline in Texas

  • LOCATION


    SIGNS

    indicating a pipeline’s location are often placed along it’s path

  • MAP


    TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION

    provides a map of all Texas pipelines

where are the pipelines?


People in the North Texas Region are much more aware of gas wells, pipelines and drilling sites, thanks to the boom of the Barnett Shale. Familiarize yourself on how to stay safe and where equipment is located.

Subterranean pipelines are an invisible hazard and exposed pipelines may not be very well marked. It’s likely that multiple pipelines run through your community. Pay attention to signs to help prevent accidents. And if you see something you think may be an exposed pipeline, treat it as if it is.

Look up your area

GAS DRILLING

Never dig before calling your local utility company. Maps and information on gas drilling sites in the North Texas Region can be found through Chesapeake’s Energy’s website in the neighborhood section:

Maps and Information

PREPARING

For an Incident

  • LOCATION


    FAMILIARIZE
    YOURSELF

    There is typically little or no warning with incidents involving gas wells and/or pipelines. Familiarize yourself with gas well sites and pipelines and “escape routes” in and around your neighborhood.

  • SAFETY


    GET
    AWAY

    In the event of a leak, leave the area immediately and warn others nearby. Notify 9-1-1 of the leak when you reach safety.

  • DANGER


    HEAT
    SPARKS

    Refrain from activities that could cause heat sparks. Don’t light a match, start an engine, or switch electrical equipment on and off (including lights). Refrain from cell phone usage until you’ve left the area – it could cause a spark.

  • CONTACT


    VISIBLE MATERIALS

    Don’t drive into a vapor cloud or make contact with escaping material – some products may be toxic or corrosive.

Take the Quiz

  • Question 1

    If there’s a gas leak in your area, it’s important to call 9-1-1.

    Correct!

    Yes, you have to report it

    Incorrect

    REPORT IT!

  • Question 2

    There is typically little or no warning with incidents involving gas wells and/or pipelines.

    Correct!

    Pipeline accidents can occur with no warning

    Incorrect

    Pipeline accidents can occur with no warning

  • Your Results

    0 Correct, 0 Wrong

  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

/// September is National Preparedness Month ///