Membership

PODS Association members include leading pipeline operator organizations from around the world as well as smaller pipeline operators. Industry service providers are also members, including software, surveyor and engineering companies; as well as government agencies.

Our Members & Volunteers

PODS Association members include 170+ member companies and 1,700+ individual members. The volunteer members who operate the Association and create the data models have over 120 years’ combined experience. Industry service providers are also members, including software, surveyor, engineering and GIS companies. Become part of this dynamic group by joining PODS Association today (click here to see a list of our current members)!

Benefits of Joining PODS

Your company’s membership in the PODS Association gives you immediate access to all versions of the PODS Pipeline Data Model and new releases, voting rights, and ability to network with other PODS users. The PODS Data Model sets the foundation for effectively managing data; is integral to engineering and operational decisions about pipeline and facilities; and assists with compliance reporting (like NPMS). Here is a short list of some of the Benefits of Membership (click HERE for more information). As a member, your company’s business needs will be represented, and you will become an integral part of improving standard data management practices in the pipeline industry.

How PODS Stands Apart

  • Provides maximum flexibility by allowing numerous implementation approaches
  • Integrates with most asset and risk management tools
  • Provides a consistent means of compliance reporting and data benchmarking
  • Coming with Next Gen: seamless data sharing through robust data exchange mechanism

How to Join

Go directly to this link for more information and directions about how to join:  https://www.pods.org/membership/how-to-join-pods/.

PODS Member Portal

After an organization has joined PODS and paid their member dues, individual employees of the organizations may register online as users, accessing the many Member-Only tools and information available on the PODS Member Portal. Your company’s membership in the PODS Association gives you immediate, legal access to the PODS Pipeline Data Model as well as access to our new PODS Member Portal, a dynamic social site which provides discussion forums and other social media options.  Membership supports the further development and adoption of standard data management practices in the pipeline industry as you become involved in PODS Technical groups, shaping the Data Model.

We encourage you to consider your employee’s participation in PODS committees, forums, conferences, reviews, and other information exchanges, thus allowing your company’s business needs to be represented, considered, and addressed.

Not sure about joining?  Take a look at all of the benefits of membership.

Membership Annual Dues

Membership in PODS Association is renewable each year, and follows a calendar year January 1st – December 31st. The first year of membership will be pro-rated depending on the date of enrollment.  Membership annual dues are as follows:

Member Type Dues
Large Pipeline Operator $5,000
Small Pipeline Operator (<1,000 miles) $2,000
Service Provider $2,000
Government Agency $500