Buried High Pressure Oil Pipelines

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of this year’s Know What’s Below hampers are Mr Bell from Cobham, Surrey, and Mrs Deborah Todd from Latimer, near Chesham.  The two winners were selected at random from the hundreds of landowners and tenants who confirmed their contact details and map outlining their ownership of the land that contain’s BPA’s buried high pressure oil pipelines.

Each year BPA writes to the landowners along its pipeline network to remind them of the high-pressure oil pipeline that runs under their land, what to do if they need to undertake groundworks in the vicinity of the pipeline and to check that they are still responsible for the land.  Everyone who returns the map, confirming their details is entered into the prize drawn

The hamper, worth more than £100, is packed with goodies, including wine, chocolates and plenty of other Christmas goodies.  Both recipients were presented with their hampers by members of BPA’s lands team.

Phil Taylor, BPA’s Lands Manager, comments: “Each year we write to landowners to remind them of the high-pressure oil pipeline pipelines that run under their land and to confirm that we have their correct contact details.  Those who respond are automatically entered into the draw and it’s great to be able to give these two lucky landowners a treat just before Christmas.”

High Pressure Oil Pipelines

Letters are sent to more than 2000 recipients along the BPA pipeline network as part of the company’s “Know What’s Below” campaign.  The campaign has helped reduce the number of incidents, accidents and spills along the pipeline network.  In case of emergency relating to the high pressure oil pipelines, contact BPA’s Lands Team here.

Know What's Below

During October the team will be carrying out a Cathodic Protection survey along the WLPS pipelines that run from the Buncefield Oil Storage Terminal near Hemel Hempstead and Heathrow Airport.

The survey aims to assesses the condition of the pipeline coating, allowing the team to identify any potential works that may need to be carried out to further protect the pipeline.

Phil Taylor, BPA’s Lands Manager, comments; “Your safety is our concern and it’s important that the team regularly walks sections of the pipeline to ensure there are no issues with the pipeline.  It’s also a good way for us to get out and meet landowners and answer any questions they may have.”

To find out when we will be in your area, contact the team on 0800 585 387.

BPA Line Walking - Know What's Below

As part of an ongoing programme of line walking, the BPA team has announced that it will be visiting a number of sections of pipeline in the coming weeks including; Bovingdon, just outside of Hemel Hempstead and from the north of Buncefield through Hertfordshire and into Bedfordshire.

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Know What's Below

BPA, the company behind the Know What’s Below campaign and operator of more than 1000km of buried high pressure fuel pipelines, has launched a new website to provide landowners with the information and contacts needed if they are to operate in the vicinity of the company’s pipeline network.

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Pipe-Burying

The team at BPA is currently undertaking a programme of burying above ground pipelines as they are unsightly and potentially dangerous.  the team will be working in the Hertfordshire and Staffordshire area over the summer.

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Know What's Below Hamper winners

Each year BPA’s Lands team write to landowners to confirm both current contact details and for a quick check of the ownership of the land through which the pipeline runs.  This helps us keep contact information up to date and allows us to keep landowners fully informed about the pipeline on their land and any works we may need to do.

In recognition of this annual inconvenience, we give landowners the chance to win a food and wine hamper by simply returning the enclosed forms.  The hamper contains a range of goodies from biscuits and chocolates to wine and chutneys.

The winner, picked at random from those who returned their contact details, was Mr Sinclair of Tollgate Farm Colney Heath. He was the happy recipient of the hamper worth over £100 and packed with goodies.

If you would like the opportunity to win a hamper with more than £100 of food and wine, keep a watch out for our annual letter asking landowners to confirm their contact details, complete the form and return to us using the stamped addressed envelope provided.

We would like to thank all those who have completed their forms and returned them to the BPA Lands team.  Working together we can help keep our high pressure oil pipelines safe.