Personal Benefits

Key Takeaways

  • Pipelines deliver critical transportation fuels, including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, that gets us where we need to go.
  • They also transport raw materials that are used to make everyday products like plastics, medicines and household goods.
  • Pipelines carry fuel for farming equipment and crop drying, as well as the foundations for pesticides and fertilizers.

While largely unseen, pipelines provide immense personal benefits and cut energy costs for Americans across the country. Oil and natural gas pipelines safely and efficiently deliver transportation fuels, provide raw materials for products we rely upon daily and increase our national security.


We can get where we need to go by car, bus or plane because pipelines deliver gasoline, diesel and jet fuel that make fueling up quick and convenient – at the gas station, bus depot or airport. In fact, major American airports have dedicated pipelines to reliably deliver jet fuel directly to the airport. Pipelines bring down the cost of air travel because access to pipelines makes jet fuel, and in turn, airfare, less expensive. So, whether you’re driving to work, busing to the store or flying to visit family, pipelines make it all possible.

Home and family

Pipelines help us provide for and protect our families by delivering the raw materials used to make products we use every day like durable plastics, computers and medicines. Using pipelines increases available energy supplies across our nation, which lowers manufacturing costs and keeps prices low for the products in your local store.

Our homes themselves are more affordable because the raw ingredients used to make most building materials – like roof tiles, carpet, wall paint and insulation – traveled by pipeline at some point.

Products we use every day, including pharmaceuticals, smart phones and detergents, are all made using petroleum products. Using pipelines to ship those raw materials helps to keep these durable building materials affordable and plentiful.

Learn how oil and gas production has helped save Americans money in energy-related costs.

Healthy, plentiful food

Pipelines also help to keep our families healthy by carrying the fuel necessary to power American farms that supply healthy and natural food to grocery stores. American farmers depend on diesel to power plows, tills and other heavy machinery, as well as to dry crops for consumption. Pipelines also carry natural gas, which is broken down to make fertilizer and pesticides that increase crop production.


Pipelines supply stable resources such as fuels and the raw materials used to make products we use every day and our pipeline system transporting American energy also protects the nation from depending on foreign sources of energy. Our country’s energy abundance enables the U.S. to supply reliable and affordable energy products to our allies around the globe, reducing the influence of other countries on American energy policy.

How Pipelines Impact Your Life

While we may not always realize it, energy makes every aspect of our daily lives possible.

Convenience, staying connected and keeping kids safe are important. Durable family-friendly products and affordable healthy food are possible because of fuels and raw materials delivered by pipelines.

Pipelines and the products they deliver help you stay connected, healthy and independent. You can get where you need to go, experience the world and share it with friends thanks to pipelines.

Pipelines make it easier and more affordable to work your family’s land. Pipelines are the safest, cheapest and most reliable way to transport oil and home heating products that are the building blocks of the goods and equipment necessary for life in rural America.

You can stay connected with family and share important traditions thanks to convenient travel and a stable supply of fuel provided by pipelines.

City living can be busy and expensive. Pipelines safely and efficiently deliver fuels that keep the price of mass transportation and ride sharing within reach so you can go and do and see.