Since pipelines are generally buried underground, we use markers and warning signs to indicate the approximate location of underground pipelines at regular intervals along the pipeline right-of-way, and at road crossings, railroads and navigable waterway crossings.
Our markers display:
Markers do not provide information on the depth or number of pipelines in the vicinity and do not indicate the exact position of the pipeline. Pipelines may not follow a straight path between markers, which are generally yellow, black, and red in color.
Below are examples of pipeline markers:
WARNING: PENALTIES FOR DEFACING OR REMOVING A PIPELINE MARKER
Damage or removal of pipeline signs is a federal offense subject to a fine up to $5,000 and/or up to one year in prison.
To find out if a pipeline is located near you, you can visit the National Pipeline Mapping System.