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Our Commitment to Safety

At NJNG, your safety is our highest priority.

Whether you’re at home, work or in a public place, it’s likely you’re in an area served by the 2.4 million miles of pipelines that safely deliver natural gas to almost 70 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation, pipelines are the safest form of energy transportation.
 
NJNG works with industry leaders, peer groups and regulators to continually improve our pipeline safety operations, including design and construction techniques, inspection programs and workforce instruction. We conduct extensive training and periodic drills with emergency responders and state and local agencies to test procedures, logistics and communications, and ensure emergency plans are in place. And, as an active member of New Jersey One Call, NJNG participates in widespread public education programs to promote safe digging practices to proactively prevent damage to underground utilities.
 
NJNG follows the most stringent federal and state design standards for its pipeline projects. Whether the infrastructure is in a rural area or downtown metropolitan area, NJNG designs, constructs and operates all its systems to the same high standard and focus on safety.
 
To ensure safety and reliability, the SRL will be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week in NJNG’s natural gas control room in Wall, New Jersey. Remotely controlled valves installed along the pipeline give NJNG the ability to shut down the flow of natural gas, if necessary.
 
NJNG will conduct a leak survey of the entire SRL every year, and perform physical inspections along the full route each month. Periodically, a proactive, in-line inspection will be completed to assess the SRL’s integrity from the inside out. And, whenever third-party excavation is proposed in the vicinity of the SRL, NJNG personnel will be on site to monitor any activity and protect the pipeline’s integrity as necessary.
 
Additionally, federal regulations require NJNG to have effective Emergency Response and Operating and Maintenance Procedures in place. We continually review and revise our emergency plans, keep them current and ensure state, county and local emergency management personnel are familiar with our system. Furthermore, we work closely with emergency responders and local officials in our communities to ensure safety and prevent and prepare for emergencies.