Life takes energy:
to heat our homes, to feed our families, to fuel our vehicles. Sabal Trail connects people to the energy they need to help fuel their quality of life.
Sabal Trail Transmission
Natural Gas 101
Frequently Asked Questions
Striking a pipeline could cause injuries, damage property, disrupt vital services to an entire area and lead to expensive fines and repair costs. There is always a risk of striking a pipeline or other utility, even if you think you know what might be present in the area. The depth of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, such as erosion, previous digging projects and uneven surfaces.
Compressor stations are used to move natural gas through pipelines. They are above-ground facilities located generally every 40 to 100 miles along a pipeline. Compressor stations use natural gas or electricity to power compressors to safely pressurize the natural gas, which helps the natural gas flow efficiently for safe and reliable service.
Pipelines are the safest, most environmentally friendly and efficient mode of transportation, according to PHMSA. In fact, data shows that while natural gas demand has increased, the frequency of serious pipeline incidents has decreased by 90 percent over the last three decades alone, primarily as a result of significant efforts by pipeline companies to upgrade and modernize infrastructure.
Transmission pipelines deliver natural gas to local distribution companies, which distribute the product through their regional or municipal networks to homes and businesses for heat and energy. They also deliver natural gas directly to large industrial end-users, including electric generating facilities.
We work hard to earn and maintain the trust of the people and communities who live near our assets and operations.
At Sabal Trail, we believe a community belongs to everyone who lives there. And, no matter who we are or where we live, all of us want to make life better for our families, our friends, our neighbors and ourselves.
Through our robust Public Awareness program, we regularly provide pipeline safety information to the people who live and work along our pipeline routes, as well as public officials, emergency responders, school officials, farmers and excavators. We also work with local first responders to build safety in the communities near our pipelines and facilities.