Environment & Safety

 

PIPELINE SAFETY

According to the National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Department of Transportation, natural gas pipelines are this country’s safest mode of transportation. Gill Ranch Storage (GRS) complies with all federal and state regulations that govern the design, construction, operation and maintenance of our pipeline and compressor station. Experienced GRS personnel regularly inspect and maintain these operations and crews are available to respond to problems 24 hours a day.

Call Before You Dig

Statistics indicate that damage from excavation-related activity is the leading cause of pipeline accidents. We need your help in preventing pipeline emergencies.

The Plan is Simple:

1.   Call 811 or the One-Call System in your area at least 48 hours before excavation is scheduled to begin
2.   Wait the required amount of time
3.   One of our trained technicians will mark the location of the pipeline at no cost to you
4.   Respect the line markers
5.   Dig with care

811 is a federally-mandated number designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consolidate all local “Call Before You Dig” numbers. This minimizes damages to underground utilities and helps save lives.

How To Recognize a Gas Pipeline Leak

  • Rotten egg odor
  • A hissing sound
  • Water bubbling or blowing into the air at a pond, creek or river
  • A patch of dead grass or vegetation in an otherwise green area
  • Flames coming out of the ground or burning above the ground

Police, Fire, and Public Safety Officials

During an emergency situation, public safety is our top priority. To help ensure public safety, we recommend the following:

  • If you hit or touch a natural gas pipeline while digging, contact Gill Ranch Storage immediately (1-877-361-8404) and report the location of the incident. If the pipeline is leaking, please call 911.
  • If gas is burning, do not attempt to extinguish the fire unless absolutely necessary to protect life.
  • Participate in the Emergency Responder and “One Call” (811) Programs sponsored by GRS.

ENVIRONMENT

Gill Ranch Storage takes great pride in being a steward of the environment. The company is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of the natural environment and to operate its business in an increasingly sustainable manner.

Environmental Compliance

During construction of the pipeline and compressor station, the dedicated staff and associates of Gill Ranch Storage fully complied with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations and restrictions.

On October 3, 2010 the GRS pipeline and compressor station began full operations.