Moving over dimensional machinery, hazardous products and required equipment to natural gas processing plants and compressor stations on- or off- highway can present safety problems. Every shipment is a large risk for midstream oil companies because the penalty for an accident or non-compliance is enormous.
Oil and gas companies, especially midstream companies, face more risks as transportation becomes more competitive. In order to maintain high safety standards, companies vet and choose reliable carriers, create routing guides and track work activity. However, these activities become harder as capacity dwindles and reliable carriers are less available.