The Pipeliners Association of Houston is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit industry based pipeline professional organization, driven by our membership and member volunteers to lead our Industry. We have a rich history of knowledge transfer including:
- industry advances and current events
- education through professional development and collegiate scholarships and
- professional mentoring.
The mission of the Pipeliners Association of Houston's is to advance pipeline engineering and operation practices for the mutual benefit of the members and the industry. The means employed for the attainment of this purpose include, but are not limited to, meeting for the presentation of appropriate papers and discussion of items of general intent, as well as discussion of books, publications and other material. The Association shall be both non-profit and non-political in character but may cooperate in civic enterprises.
There are other Pipeliners Associations in the Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Appalachia regions with meetings held in cities such as San Antonio, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Tulsa, Denver, and Pittsburgh.
The Pipeliners Association of Houston was formed in 1953 with the purpose to “foster and promote the advancement of pipeline engineering and operating practices for the mutual benefit of the members in the industry and to study and exchange knowledge and ideas relative to the pipeline industry.” The Association started with 6 members and continues to evolve and mature with our expanding network across the industry.
Our organization prides itself on maintaining a common bond between vendors, operators and contractors who support this industry. Over the years, we have grown in our focus of community and professional development. Today, monthly business meetings provide relevant presentations and discussions about our industry. Our volunteers host events to raise scholarship money for our member’s college students. We established the Pipeliners Young Professionals group in 2016 to encourage and support our next generation. In 2017, we partnered with PETEX to develop professional education for our members.
With this rich heritage, we expect to continue to develop as an Association and make lasting impacts on the Pipeline Industry.