The selection of appropriate risk criteria for pipelines depends upon the objective of the analysis. This article describes options for pipeline risk assessment (F-N and individual risk analyses); the descriptions include objectives, methods, and criteria. Methods that compare pipeline to fixed facility risk have the advantage of facilitating appropriate allocation of risk reduction resources. This article is a summary of a more detailed article from a recent Global Congress. It also references other PSP articles that cover risk analyses and criteria. © 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2012.