The following pipeline companies are subsidiaries of The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC). TDCC and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively “Dow”) manufacture more than 5,000 products at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. Gulf Coast Pipeline is an operating unit of Dow that supports Dow’s Feedstocks and Olefins Businesses.
Planting a new tree or installing a new fence? Could a pipeline possibly be located directly beneath the surface? Perform your next job safely by calling 811 and having underground utilities marked free of charge before beginning your project. By clicking on the topic areas provided to the left of the screen, you may learn ways to recognize pipeline right-of-ways, signs of an unplanned release and what to do in the event of a pipeline leak. Help keep your home and business safe by helping to keep pipelines safe.
If you farm or ranch land located on or near a pipeline right-of-way, it is important that you follow appropriate safety procedures. If your farming or ranching activities consist of deep plowing, trenching, terracing, post hole digging or any other deep excavation activity, it is important that you have the pipeline marked before beginning those activities. By clicking on the topic areas provided to the left of the screen, you may learn how to recognize a pipeline right of way and how to make a call to get those underground utilities marked free of charge, even if your operation is in a remote location in the middle of the land you own or lease.
Did you know there are approximately 304,000 miles of petroleum and natural gas transmission pipelines and approximately 2,100,000 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines in the United States? There is a good chance that a pipeline runs through your community. By clicking on the topic areas provided to the left of the screen, you may learn the signs of pipeline recognition, how to plan for the unexpected, and how to contact the pipeline operator in the event of a pipeline emergency.
Dow encourages all schools located near Dow pipelines to be familiar with the products we transport and encourages all schools to develop emergency plans for reporting suspicious activity and responding to an unexpected release. By clicking on the topic areas provided to the left of the screen, you may learn ways to recognize pipeline right-of-ways, signs of an unplanned release, and what to do in the event of a pipeline leak so that you may incorporate those learnings into your plans.
If your next job involves heavy machinery drilling, earth moving or simply digging a hole, you could be at risk of striking a pipeline and causing serious damage to yourself, your equipment, and the community around you. By clicking on the topic areas provided to the left of the screen, you may learn how to recognize a pipeline right-of-way and how to make a call and get those underground utilities marked free of charge, to help keep you and your community safe.
A Right-of-Way (ROW) consists of consecutive property easements acquired by or granted to a pipeline company. A ROW offers sufficient space to perform pipeline maintenance and inspections, as well as a clear zone where potential encroachments may be monitored and prevented.
Pipeline right-of-ways may be used for residential, commercial, or agriculture purposes as long as those purposes do not interfere with the safe operations, maintenance and inspection activities of the pipeline. Access to and along Dow's Gulf Coast Pipeline ROW easements must not be obstructed.
Permanent structures can not be placed along right-of-ways located at or near Dow pipelines because they may obstruct access to the pipelines. Permanent structures include such items as: houses, mobile homes, trailers, shops, barns, stables, sheds, garages, stock tanks, swimming pools, decks, trees and septic tanks.
Dow encourages you to contact its Right-of-Way Department if you plan to do any type of work on or near its ROW easements.
Dow Pipeline Company
1254 Enclave Parkway
Houston, TX 77077-1608
PO Box 4286, Houston, TX 77210-42
Use caution in the event of a suspected pipeline leak or in the event of any of the following suspicious conditions:
The vast majority of products Dow transports are hydrocarbon based products which means that they will ignite and burn if released and exposed to an ignition source.
It is always best to call Dow Product Control if you have any reason to suspect a leak from one of Dow’s pipelines. Dow’s 24 hour emergency numbers are as follows:
Seadrift Pipeline Corporation
UCAR Pipeline Incorporated
UCAR Louisiana Pipeline Company
1-888-278-3413 or 1-888-278-3414
Dow Pipeline Company
Dow Intrastate Gas Company
Cayuse Pipeline, Inc.
Dow Hydrocarbons & Resources LLC.
Following are some suggestions on what to do in the event of a pipeline leak:
Even though pipelines are the safest means of transporting products, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, system leaks do occasionally occur. Leaks are most often caused by damage from digging near a pipeline. Here are a few ways in which you may get involved and help keep pipelines, underground utilities and our communities safe:
For more information regarding 811 you can visit the website at www.call811.com
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requires through Order No. 720-A that major non-interstate pipelines post information for certain receipt and delivery points.
Dow Pipeline Company's information is posted daily by 10:00 p.m. eastern clock time the day prior to scheduled natural gas flow. The data will remain posted for at least a period of one year.