Resources for Farmers

Farming activities, such as laying field tile, digging ponds and installing fences, account for a significant number of damages to pipelines.  75% of the liquid pipeline releases involving farming activities could have been prevented with a free call to 811.  Use the resources below to learn more about the pipelines near your farm.



Pipeline Finder App

Download the free Pipeline Finder App to view the location of the pipelines operated by Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) in your area. The app also includes emergency response guidelines and MPL's emergency number. After launching the app, red lines on the map represent the MPL pipelines in your area. Click on any of these to get additional details, including the pipeline’s name, products transported, diameter and operating pressure.

 Available on App Store    Available on Google Play
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Living MPL

Living Along the Pipeline – What You Need to Know

Provides pipeline safety information for landowners and residents of pipelines operated by MPL. Includes information about right-of-way protection, safe digging and integrity management activities.
(PDF) 25.3 MB

Property Development Guide

Property Development Specifications

Marathon Pipe Line LLC’s Property Development Specifications provide guidance on how to safely excavate near pipelines.  The specifications include important information regarding field tile ditching, deep plowing and land contour modifications.
(PDF) 998 KB

Safe Digging Guide

Safe Digging Guide

Tips and techniques for safely excavating near pipelines and other underground utility lines.  Includes information regarding 811, recommended setbacks near pipelines and how to recognize and respond to a pipeline emergency.  Produced by Marathon Pipe Line LLC. (PDF) 20.2 MB


Find the general location of Marathon Pipe Line LLC's above and underground pipeline system near your farm and information about the line.
Information about the 811 process and state specific reference information.
Find the general location of all underground transmission pipelines near your farm.

Pipeline 101 Website

Information about pipelines provided by the Association of Oil Pipelines and the American Petroleum Institute.