South Dakota Pipelines
Approximately 6,500 miles of pipelines crisscross South Dakota, safely transporting natural gas, crude and other energy products every day to homes, businesses and to other parts of the country. Pipelines transport products that are part of our everyday life and contribute to South Dakota’s community tax base.
The South Dakota Public Utility Commission, through the Pipeline Safety program, inspects, regulates and enforces intrastate gas pipeline safety requirements. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), within the U. S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspects, regulates and enforces interstate gas pipeline safety requirements and both interstate and intrastate liquid pipeline safety requirements.