Pipelines in Puerto Rico may include transmission lines carrying energy products long distances, as well as distribution lines delivering natural gas to businesses and households in your neighborhood. The energy products carried in pipelines fuel our lives and our livelihoods. They heat our homes and schools, power our industrial base and enable our daily commutes.
Pipelines are by far the safest method for transporting energy products. However, when pipeline incidents occur they can present significant risks to the public and the environment. That's why PHMSA encourages everyone in Puerto Rico to learn about pipelines and the products they carry, as well as a few simple steps you can take to help ensure pipeline safety in your community.
Remember, before you dig or excavate in Puerto Rico, get the information you need about one-call requirements and pipeline safety at www.csp.gobierno.pr. Information is currently provided in Spanish-language only.
PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) and Puerto Rico partner in pipeline safety regulatory responsibilities.
The National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) is a nonprofit organization of state pipeline safety personnel who serve to promote pipeline safety in the United States and its territories. Under PHMSA certification and agreements, NAPSR members support the safe delivery of pipeline products by conducting inspections of pipeline operators to determine compliance with applicable state and federal pipeline safety requirements.
PHMSA Community Liaisons (formerly Community Assistance and Technical Services Managers) are located in each PHMSA Region and can assist if you have questions or concerns about pipeline safety.
The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is the largest net energy importer in the Caribbean basin. Over the past several years, the government has supported significant new energy projects in order to diversify the commonwealth's energy mix. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration has prepared this Puerto Rico Fact Sheet.