Integrity Management Plan

Sunoco Pipeline L.P. is the operator of more than 7,500 miles of liquid pipelines. These pipelines are managed and operated from our two regional headquarter offices in Sinking Spring, PA (near Reading), and Sugar Land, TX (near Houston).   To see what states and counties in which we operate pipelines, please click here.

Sunoco Pipeline L.P.’s regional and district offices are responsible for the maintenance of all our pipelines. For a list of our regional and district offices, please click here.

In 2002, the United States Department of Transportation, through its Office of Pipeline Safety (now the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA), made significant changes to the existing federal regulations regarding the management of pipeline integrity. The new rules mandated pipeline operators to create integrity management plans that include baseline integrity assessments and periodic reassessments of pipelines that could impact High Consequence Areas (HCA’s).   We have complied with these regulations and developed an effective Integrity Management Plan (IMP).

In developing and maintaining our IMP, we have been, and continue to be, guided by the following principles:

  • System Integrity is built on qualified personnel, defined processes and operational excellence.
  • An effective IMP must be flexible.
  • Integration of information is a key component of an IMP.
  • Identifying risks, conducting assessments, taking preventive actions and implementing mitigative measures are the foundation of an effective IMP.

Regular evaluation of system integrity and the IMP are key requirements.